Live A Live Shares Daily Artwork Up To Release; 2 Days

Square Enix has been sharing daily artwork to hype up the upcoming HD-2D remake of Live A Live on Nintendo Switch. Today’s illustration is by a pixel artist staff member depicting two characters from the Imperial China and The Middle Ages eras. The former time period focuses on an elderly kung-fu master seeking disciples to pass down his skills, while the latter is about a princess rescue that undoubtedly goes wrong.

You can view the full illustration counting down 2 days until Live A Live’s release below:


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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