Live A Live Producer Takashi Tokita Talks About the Game for 13 Minutes; Official English Subtitles

Nintendo has uploaded a roughly 14-minute video featuring the producer of Live A Live, Takashi Tokita, discussing the title’s recent HD-2D re-release. This presentation occurred in Brazil on July 10, 2022, so the early remarks about the arriving launch should be disregarded. Moreover, Nintendo has officially subtitled the video.

Tokita mostly discusses the game’s premise, its various scenarios, and his thankfulness toward staff for helping make this ambitious remake possible.

You can view Takashi Tokita’s presentation on Live A Live below, which is roughly 13 minutes when excluding opening footage:

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 now available for Nintendo Switch.


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