HD-2D JRPG ‘Live A Live’ Now Available on PC & PlayStation; Launch Trailer

Square Enix has announced that their HD-2D turn-based JRPG Live A Live is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. Check out our impressions of the game on PS5, as well as the trophy list.

PlayStation version purchasers will receive a theme for the PS4, while Steam version owners will get a wallpaper. Additionally, a 20% purchase discount is available for Steam buyers until May 11, 2023, and all platforms have a demo with transferable save data to the full release.

A new video message from producer Takashi Tokita and composer Yoko Shimomura was also shared to commemorate this launch, viewable below:

Live A Live is also available for Nintendo Switch.

Live A Live was initially released only in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1994. It is unique as a JRPG title as it is effectively seven more miniature games that take place across different settings and time periods, with two unlockable scenarios that tie the stories together.

The title gained a following outside of Japan thanks to a fan translation that was among the earliest widely-shared complete patches, despite being considered to be a sales failure in its home country. The title has (again, exclusively in Japan) also been re-released through the Virtual Console service on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

New countdown art was featured for these ports.

A Live A Live 29th Anniversary concert was recently announced, featuring composer Yoko Shimomura.

You can view the launch trailer for Live A Live on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam below:

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