Square Enix Shares Official Piano Cover of “MEGALOMANIA” from Live A Live

Square Enix has uploaded a new official cover on their music YouTube channel. Yui Morishita arranged and performed “MEGALOMANIA” from the beloved turn-based JRPG Live A Live, initially composed by Yoko Shimomura.

Additionally, Kyuya Nishimoto recorded the performance, and Junichiro”ojjy”Ojima mixed it.

“MEGALOMANIA” is a pretty defining track for gaming as a whole, as it even influenced “MEGALOVANIA” in Undertale. The track itself induces quite a bit of hype in its usual state, with this piano cover instilling renewed tension.

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.

You can listen to the piano cover of MEGALOMANIA from Live A Live below:

In case you missed these info drops, Tokita also revealed that Live A Live 2 could happen if Live A Live manages to sell over one million units on Steam and PlayStation and that he has always wanted Live A Live to have an anime adaptation.

New countdown art was featured for the PlayStation and Steam ports.

Live A Live is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

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Orpheus Joshua

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