Muv-Luv Kickstarter Receives Physical PS Vita Edition

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Publisher Degica has announced that backers of the Muv-Luv localization Kickstarter are now able to get a physical version of the Muv-Luv trilogy for PS Vita.

If you back the game for $80, you’ll get both Muv-Luv (includes Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited) and Muv-Luv Alternative, on a single PS Vita cartridge.

If you go all out and get the $150 tier for the collector’s edition, you’ll get the Kickstarter special artbook, a Master OST Collection, and all of the aforementioned digital stretch goal items listed on the Kickstarter.

Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative are both launching across PC, PS Vita, and Android in March 2016, and August 2016, respectively.

You can find the Kickstarter for Muv-Luv here.

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  • Tromboner

    Does this mean there will be a regular retail release as well, or is this only for backers?

  • Brimfyre

    It’s a shame the sex stuff gets cut. You wouldn’t cut a sex scene out of a novel, which this equates to. Also what happens to one of the girls, is way more traumatic, and not sexy if you are forced to watch it.

    But yeah, it’s a video game so we can’t handle it.

  • Immahnoob

    “and not sexy if you are forced to watch it.”

    Is it rape? Rape is awesome.

  • Go D. Usopp

    I heard this from a friend so correct me if i’m wrong but apparently some of the girls with sex scenes are young enough that it’s illegal for it to be included in some countries (including the UK where i’m from)

    Though as far as i’m aware stated age doesn’t mater as they’ll count it if they LOOK underage anyway

    Better it be cut than the game be unable to be released at all

    Not that I intend to get into a debate about lolicon laws because frankly, I don’t care, but as long as it remains illegal, the content should be cut

  • Nin

    Eh, I suppose I can call it torture without spoiling too much.

  • grgspunk

    Didn’t they say they were going to release a patch for it after the PC version came out?

  • Yes, but that only affects the PC port, not the Vita port like Brimyre was complaining about.

  • My guess is that it would only be for the backers, after all they’ll probably need a publisher for retail release.

  • deadeye

    Yeah, unfortunately western regions haven’t moved past the “video games are for kids” phase.

    Most retailers wouldn’t REALLY have a problem stocking games with adult content, it’s just that doing so right now would be suicide. Can only rock the boat so much, and video games simply existing is enough to make some folks angry.

    There are still people believing violent video games turns kids into serial killers. And good ol America is more okay with blood explosions than intimacy. So we can’t really tackle sexual content in video games until we get the violence thing settled.

  • OverlordZetta

    This has nothing to do with the West. It’s the same as the Japanese console versions.

  • deadeye

    Ah. My mistake.

  • OverlordZetta

    To be fair, you can’t actually see the sex in a novel, and novels with explicit sex likely have at least age warnings, if not restrictions.

  • Richard Miller

    I’m sure the PC version will not be censored. And if it is you could just mod in the sex scenes from the Japanese PC version.

  • Richard Miller

    Blame Sony.

  • Go D. Usopp

    Literally the only time I ever hear the phrase “video games are for kids” is when people are complaining about the lack of porn. Children have pretty much never been the majority demographic for video games and unless mobile really does replace dedicated gaming, probably never will be

    Given that all of the girls in the image in the article look underage, they probably ran into legality issues because lolicon can actually land you in jail in some countries (even ignoring stated character ages)

    Fact of the matter is it’s much better to get a censored version of a game than have it not release at all. That or live the experience when you go to shower in prison

  • Immahnoob

    Yeah, torture sucks.

  • Brimfyre

    Not really.

    Read the Kushiel series.

  • Soaringfalco

    No it’s not Sony’s fault it’s the ESRB rating board that’s at fault.

  • Carl_Ed

    Home console versions have always had the sex cut, since the days of PC98 and MSX2 games being ported to the PC Engine. It’s just the way the world is and isn’t going to change.

  • Carl_Ed

    The laws are applied completely arbitraraly and insonsistently anyway, so it’s hard to say what any Japanese game is going to get rated. Remember Atelier Totori getting an R18 in Australia? Yeah.

  • Neojames82

    You guys should be ABOVE Kotaku but hey, still nice that niche gamer is getting some props. :)

  • > Physical Vita version
    > also gets the $150 tier w/ artbook/soundtrack and digital PC version

  • The kicker is you get the digital PC version if you spring for the physical Vita tier (the $150 anyway), and if you spring for the physical PC tier (once again, the $150 one) you get a digital Vita version.

    So either way, you can’t lose (unless you choose between the two as an $80 tier, then the choice is obvious: get the PC version)

  • I would imagine so. Though I could see it getting a full digital release at least, for people who didn’t back. I’m stoked that we can have it glorious DRM-Free on PC.

  • Go D. Usopp

    The laws are applied seemingly at random and they probably just do it to make an example of people honestly, but I doubt it’d go unnoticed by the authorities if a giant like Steam or Sony were selling it

    The issue with lolicon in a video game is that it’s not a matter of if they find it on your hard drive, it’s a matter of “you can’t legally sell lolicon”

    (And regardless of if you think saying they’re older makes it not lolicon, the legal system in certain countries would disagree so it’s not a valid argument)

  • dsadsada

    Whenever I hear people talk about the sex scenes in this series, they always say it’s bad or awkward. So the only real loss I suppose is the one you pointed out, the traumatic one.

    But otherwise, yeah. The smut would have likely not been cut if it was just a normal book.

  • dsadsada

    It’s torture, for you and the character. I mean unless you hate the character with every fiber of your being in which case, just for the character.

    I like the character so even just seeing the CG pissed me off something fierce and I normally get off to those types of scenes.

  • Batora

    Nothing got cut. Some stuff got reworked in a way that it’s console-friendly, but is still there.

    As far as I know, in the All-Ages version sex is heavily implied. That is, the couple gets to lay on a bed before it cuts to black. The dialogue is a bit different too.

    And the traumatic scenes are all still there, in a form that’s more appropiate for the console market but they still are very disturbing. In fact, some people even argue that the All-Ages version of one of those scenes is even more disturbing than the 18+ version.

  • Batora

    Degica staff said on twitter that physical copies will be made available outside of the KS. But at a higher price.

  • benzene

    Waiting for Grisaia Vita

  • benzene

    Vita can’t have sexual content, but I’m willing to deal with it because the Vita is the comfiest platform to read a VN on.

    In PC however, it’s non-negotiable.

  • Softclocks

    Never gotten the ‘video games are for kids’ argument? Wow…
    Seems like a staple with most people who are 30+

  • landlock

    Mainly because the games can be released unrated on the pc. Also there is no one that needs to OK it like Sony or Microsoft.

  • landlock

    Didn’t EF get rated OK. Its Sony and Microsoft that won’t allow the content for obvious reasons.

  • landlock

    Doubt that’s the reason since you can download games from manga gamer in the UK and quite a few of there games have at least some loli content.

  • Tromboner

    Ouch. Looks like I’m just going to have to go digital for this one.

  • Feniks

    Here in my country you can sell pretty much anything if you just put a 18 rating on it. Stores will sell it just fine BECAUSE games are not for children.

  • Feniks

    Ha and Ar Nosurge got a teen rating in the US and it has naked women that look they’re 12.

    Personally I believe in ratings, I get annoyed when stores sell GTA to children. But I know Walmart won’t sell games with a 18 rating.

  • Go D. Usopp

    Yes but in some places there are documented cases of people being charged with offenses relating to lolicon and none of the big distributors have country specific storefronts, they’re done by much larger regions. So if there are countries in those regions in which it’s illegal they’ll likely run into problems

    I can’t say for sure whether or not the illegality of lolicon is why the sex was cut because the laws are weird and aren’t applied consistently, I just think it’s more likely than some vague notion that “video games are for kids”. All the big distributors sell the Witcher and Dragon Age series’ and they have sex in so i’m more inclined towards “VN girls look underage”

  • rudhvelyn

    YYYYYAAAAA NIGGGGGAAAAAA