You could instead just download the 18+ versions for both Visual Novels on Sukebei but if you want a more toned down experience of Muv-Luv to play on the go, or perhaps a physical copy this is the answer for you.

aNCHOR Inc. have revealed during their “Academy Web Student Meeting” live stream event that the critically acclaimed visual novels, Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch handheld come Spring 2024.

The company further announced that the prequel story of Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse, titled “Teito Moyu” (Burning of the Imperial Capital), is set to make its way to PC through Valve’s Steam Store in November. A dedicated website for the game will be officially released on October 23.

“Muv-Luv” is a visual novel series created by ├óge (formerly known as Age Soft), It is renowned for its very long and complex, multilayered storylines that combine elements of romance, science fiction, and “mecha” themes.

Continuing the momentum following Age Soft’s release of Rumbling Hearts, Muv-Luv began in 2003 with Muv-Luv Extra and technically Muv-Luv Unlimited, the visual novel offered such a monumental playtime, with the second part of the story, Muv-Luv Unlimited being an endgame unlockable after completing the two main routes in Muv-Luv Extra, so to summarize it Muv-Luv Extra and Unlimited were two games in one.

The previously mentioned Muv-Luv Alternative was a direct sequel to Muv-Luv Unlimited and released in 2006.

It’s a longstanding series that has seemingly been re-released countless times both in the native region of Japan, on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles, the original Muv-Luv also received localized releases on the PlayStation Vita and on the Steam Store, both of which excluded the 18+ sexual content CGs, which you could just patch back in yourself if need be.

Like most other visual novels that seemingly garner some form of attention, it has spawned an anime series, though obviously not quite as notorious as the likes of Clannad or even Little Busters! for that matter, with Muv-Luv Alternative receiving an anime adaption during the fall season of 2021.

It wasn’t very well received, but given how most anime production house studios essentially outsource to Korea these days it could have very well been hindered by the fact that it’s a modern production, more than likely the adaptation would have been far more memorable and easier on the eyes had it aired almost a decade prior given how modern anime is merely just a cookie cutter aesthetic now with rare glimpses of originality and quality animation.

And now the first two (three) installments are coming to the Nintendo Switch handheld console sometime around Spring 2024, now obviously we’ve no real word on what additional goodies and extras consumers will be receiving from purchasing a physical copy of the games themselves which will undoubtedly not contain explicit content.

If you’re already a fan of the franchise this might be exciting for you, if you’re not particularly a fan but dabble in the realms of visual novels you’re most likely better off sourcing your own 18+ copies for yourself to play through on PC, they’re an excellent product of their time with fantastic artwork and are most certainly worth trying out for yourself on PC.

You can easily grab yourself a copy on Sukebei.