Live A Live Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order; 2 CDs by Yoko Shimomura & July 2022 Release

Square Enix Japan has announced that the physical soundtrack of their upcoming HD 2D remake of Live A Live is available for pre-order via several digital storefronts. This release, costing ¥ 3,300, will comprise 2 CDs with tracks composed by the legendary Yoko Shimomura. Additionally, it is planned to ship on July 27, 2022.

Check out the dedicated Square Enix Japan music website for store links. Those who pre-order from Amazon Japan will receive a soundtrack jacket sleeve as a bonus.

View the recent onslaught of trailers showcasing several eras.

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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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