New Live A Live Trailers Introduces Present Day & Distant Future

Square Enix has shared new gameplay trailers for the upcoming HD-2D remake of the classic Live A Live, highlighting the Present Day and the Distant Future. The central character of the Present Day is Masaru Takahara as he tries to become the strongest in the world via a fighting tournament.

The central character of the Distant Future is Cube, an AI support unit built by the ship’s engineer Kato. Regrettably, amidst arguments with the crewmates, the transport freighter, the Cogito Ergo Sum, faces tragedy.

You can view the newly unveiled English era trailers below:

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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