Live A Live 29th Anniversary Concert Announced for August 2023; Guests Include Yoko Shimomura

Square Enix has announced that to commemorate the 29th Anniversary of their beloved HD-2D turn-based JRPG, Live A Live, they will be hosting a live concert with Super Squall Entertainment on August 19, 2023. The chosen venue is J:COM Hall Hachioji in Hachioji, Japan.

Several guests, including the game’s producer, Takashi Tokita, and legendary composer, Yoko Shimomura, will also attend. The songs to be performed have not been listed, but two shows will be on the aforementioned date. Moreover, standard tickets for attendance via lottery will cost ¥9,900, with higher pricing increments depending on if one yearns for some goodies like a brochure or pamphlet. Merchandise will be separately purchasable, too, though it has not yet been detailed.

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.

Live A Live is now available for Nintendo Switch. It is also being ported to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam on April 27, 2023. Further, it has been confirmed to be verified for the Steam Deck.

Check out five reasons why you should be excited about this title getting ported.

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