Square Enix has announced that their recently beloved HD-2D turn-based JRPG, Live a Live, will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam on April 27, 2023. Additionally, pre-orders are available with a 20% discount for all Steam owners and PlayStation Plus subscribers. Plus, a demo is now available on the PlayStation store. The announcement article simply details factors about the game that were previously revealed.
Square Enix has shared no comment on whether the release for PlayStation consoles will be solely physical or digital.
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.
The company also announced that a collector’s edition of the title is available for pre-order via their Japanese storefront for Steam, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, the game will still be digital via a provided code on PlayStation.
The package contains the following:
- Download code for the selected platform
- Merchandise: A T-Shirt, acrylic standee, and some stickers.
- An artbook
- A Comic serialization of the Near Future chapter (also sold as a separate item)
- Tote Bag
Live A Live is now available for Nintendo Switch.
The game’s official Japanese Twitter account has shared a screenshot of the bonus theme fans will receive when purchasing the game:
New artwork of the game was shared to commemorate this occasion below:
You can view this port’s announcement trailer below:
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