Muv Luv’s Yoshimune Kouki: “I don’t know if Muv Luv Integrate will actually release one day lol”.
Japanese studio âge held on October 22 the “âge 20th Anniversary broadcast [still breathing]” live stream. During the stream, Muv Luv‘s Yoshimune Kouki revealed screenshots for a new Muv Luv project titled Muv Luv Integrate.
Here are the screens:
During the stream, Yoshimune Kouki confirmed Muv Luv Integrate is a proper sequel to Muv Luv Alternative and it’s pretty much “Muv Luv Alternative 2″. In the past, âge and Kouki released materials or information about events and new mecha related to what happens next in that point in the original Muv Luv universe, but it’s the first time an actual game is announced and presented as “Alter 2”.
Kouki also said he’s personally handling the mecha design and part of the scenario of Muv Luv Integrate.
Game journalist Mafia Kajita, who was present on stream, asked Kouki how is this going to work since Takeru Shiroganae’s story ended with Muv Luv Alternative. Kouki didn’t give out more details on that regard and didn’t precise if Takeru will be the protagonist or not. As a fun note, they only asked Mafia Kajita to come for the stream, but didn’t tell him in advance what they’d announce. The stream wasn’t meticuously planned like the usual Japanese stream too.
However, Yoshimune Kouki explained how one of his biggest influences is Gundam‘s Tomino, and how he likes the popular idea that Turn A Gundam embraces all the previous Gundam series. So Kouki wishes to do a similar thing that integrates all of Muv Luv, hence why the project is titled Muv Luv Integrate.
Kouki added while laughing that he doesn’t know if Muv Luv Integrate will actually release one day. He also spoke about how his friend Matsumura Kazutoshi/Tororo, who was alongside him during the stream, told him he’d go as far as fund everything himself to make the project possible.
For now, Muv Luv Integrate has no official platforms or a release date estimate.
At the end of the stream, âge also revealed a roadmap for future developments. Another stream will be coming before the end of 2019, with new information. âge will also appear at Comiket 97 at the end of December. And even more developments to come were teased. Kouki also said they want to release something that will encompass everything âge did in 20 years, so we might get some sort of “âge games compilation” soon.
Ending the stream, everyone present and Kouki thanks the fans for supporting them all these years and how he wishes to deliver to answer that support.
We’ll cover the other announcements from the stream in separate articles coming soon. The Muv Luv Integrate reveal part of the stream is linked at the timestamp below.