Live A Live Shares New Artwork Depicting ‘The Middle Ages’ Cast

The official Japan Twitter account for the upcoming remake of the classic JRPG, Live A Live, has shared new artwork depicting the cast present in the title’s Middle Ages. The art is undeniably splendid and amplifies the excitement for this qualitative modernization.

The tweet housing this new artwork also provided a brief story outline for The Middle Ages time period, translated below via our team’s Ryuji:

Medieval Times –The Demon King

In the Middle Ages Era, the protagonist is the new hero of the Kingdom of Lucrecia, Orsted.
In order to save Princess Alicia from being kidnapped, he heads to the Devil’s Mountain with his best friend Straybow, his former hero Hush, and the monk Uranus.

What is the fierce truth that awaits him at the end of his journey …?

You can view the official tweet initially sharing this new artwork and story description below:

This game’s different time periods and protagonists are listed below:

  • 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

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 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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