Live A Live Receives English Trailer Introducing Its 8 Protagonists

Nintendo has shared the English character introduction trailer for the upcoming HD-2D remake of Live A Live, a formerly Japan-exclusive Square Enix developed JRPG. The various protagonists from different time periods are highlighted.

  • Prehistoric Era – Pogo
  • The Wild West – The Sundown Kid
  • Imperial China – The Heart of the Mountain Shifu
  • Twilight of Edo Japan – Oboromaru
  • Present Day – Masaru Takahara
  • The Near Future – Akira
  • The Distant Future – Cube
  • The Middle Ages – Oersted

You can view the Live A Live English character trailer below:

Read our staff’s writer featured 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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