Today Anchor and NextNinja have announced that their upcoming Muv-Luv mobile game Muv-Luv Dimensions has passed a pre-registrations milestone.
According to the announcement, the game has now passed 100,000 pre-registrations, meaning that a collaboration with the beloved visual novel Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien (which can be considered a sort of prequel to Muv-Luv and will get a new all-ages version soon pending the success of a crowdfunding campaign) has been unlocked.
The pre-registration campaign and rewards have been announced a couple of weeks ago all the way up to 500,000 pre-registrations. You can pre-register for iOS and Android to help unlock the remaining rewards.
If you don't know Muv-Luv Dimensions, it's a free-to-play mobile game for iOS and Android based on the popular Muv-Luv visual novel series. It was originally released last year as Muv-Luv Immortals, but it was affected by significant problems and immediately withdrawn. Publisher aNCHOR decided to completely overhaul the game bringing in seasoned mobile developer NextNinja, which is now preparing for a full relaunch.
If you'd like to see more, recently we saw character trailers for Mana Tsukuyomi and Marimo Jinguuji.
For now, the game has been announced only for Japan. But hopefully, aNCHOR and NextNinja will release it in English as well down the line.
The franchise is widely considered one of the best (if not the best) visual novel series of all time (even the AI of the new Bing agrees albeit it obviously can't get past the PTSD) and one of the first isekai stories that made waves within Japanese pop culture when the genre wasn't as oversaturated as it is now. It mixes a tragic and romantic story with one of the best and deepest sci-fi worlds ever written. It's so influential that Attack on Titan mangaka Hajime Isayama cited it multiple times as one of his main sources of inspiration.
Most Muv-Luv visual novels are currently available in English on Steam (while Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative have also been released on PS Vita) alongside the early access action game Project MIKHAIL: A Muv-Luv War Story.
Recently, we also saw the release of volume 1 of the Muv-Luv Regenerative magazine on Steam, delving deeper into the world of the franchise.