Live A Live Demo Available Today Includes 3 Chapter Beginnings; Save Data Transferable

During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, Square Enix announced that their upcoming HD-2D remake of Live A Live, will be receiving a free Nintendo Switch demo today. The beginnings of the Imperial China, The Distant Future, and the Twilight of Edo Japan will all be playable. Additionally, save data will be transferable to the full game.


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

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 smaller 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.

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