Japanese visual novel developer âge revealed a new Muv Luv mobile and PC game during their 20th-anniversary stream, titled Project Mikhail. Details on the project were light, although some in-development footage was shown and it was described as 'Muv Luv Armored Core'. Notably, Project Mikhail will not feature a gacha/random pull system, but instead, comes packed in with a subscription system. The 20th-anniversary stream also revealed that a proper sequel to Muv Luv Alternative, titled Muv Luv Integrate, may come someday. Finally, the last piece of Muv Luv news to come out of the stream pegged a 2020 release window for the fourth episode of Muv Luv Unlimited The Day After. Project Mikhail, however, is slated for a late 2020 or early 2021 release on mobile and PC.
There's very little to go on in the pre-release footage, as seen above. If anything, the early stages of Project Mikhail look to be a more violent version of Armored Core. According to Dualshockers, the team at âge is drawing on developers with experience working on Ogre Battle 64, Ni no Kuni, Rogue Galaxy, and Front Mission 4 and 5. You'll be able to customize your mechs in between missions, as well as design and modify your weapons, it seems. Also, the story in Project Mikhail will be told via animated cutscenes, not unlike other Muv Luv games.
Interestingly enough, Dualshockers is also reporting that Project Mikhail is slated to be released in English as well as Japanese. Visual novel developer âge has been notoriously reluctant to take on new projects, especially non-visual novel ones. If current development footage is any indication, Project Mikhail could be a markedly more involved âge title than we've seen previously. âge is set to air another stream later this year, though it's unclear what the contents will be at this time. Still, Project Mikhail is slated for a late 2020/early 2021 release.
What do you think of Project Mikhail? Do you think it could be an interesting take on the Armored Core formula? Let us know in the comments below!