Live A Live Shares Commemorative Launch Illustrations

To commemorate the launch of their HD-2D remake of Live A Live, Square Enix has shared celebratory artwork depicting the game’s several protagonists by illustrator Naoki Ikushima. This release has been a long time coming, as tomorrow, fans worldwide will finally be able to enjoy this classic JRPG definer for the first time ever and through a modernized lens.

Countdown artwork was shared daily over the past week and a half as well:

You can view this newly unveiled illustration below:

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Another celebratory illustration was shared, viewable below:

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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 releasing for Nintendo Switch worldwide on July 22, 2022.

Read our staff writer’s feature on why Live A Live matters.


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