Live A Live Verified for Steam Deck Ahead of Launch Later this Month

Square Enix has announced that the upcoming Steam release of their HD-2D turn-based JRPG, Live A Live, has been fully verified on Steam Deck ahead of the game’s April 27, 2023, launch. This means that alongside simply being functional, the title will immediately work when launched on the device, is optimized, and requires no additional steps or configuration.

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 are also receiving the title on the same date. Further, PlayStation and Steam have free demos with transferable progress to the full release later this month. And PlayStation Plus subscribers and Steam members can benefit from a 20% discount if they pre-order the game.

In case you missed it, check out the Steam and PlayStation port announcement trailer, Japanese collector’s edition, and PS4 theme.

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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