Live A Live Hits PlayStation Consoles, PC in April

Live A Live / Courtesy of Square Enix

Square Enix revealed the official release date for Live A Live to hit PlayStation consoles and PC in April, a remastered RPG from the same team responsible for Octopath Traveler, Bravely Default II and Triangle Strategy.

The game’s original launch was on the Super Famicom in 1994, available only in Japan. The Live A Live remake first launched on Nintendo Switch worldwide last year, and the title will be available on April 27 for PlayStation and PC players. It marks the first time in 30 years the title is releasing off of a Nintendo platform.

Live A Live will offer players the freedom to explore eight different stories with eight different characters, each set within different time periods spanning from a pre-historic era to the Wild West, and more,” a press release says. “Each unique chapter will offer players a range of different gameplay mechanics to master, such as stealth, suspense and trap placement, all of which center around LIVE A LIVE’s turn based battle system. Players will also be able to tailor their gameplay adventure to their preference, the episodic story format gives players the freedom to complete each chapter from start to finish in any order they choose, or even play through a little of each chapter in parallel at the same time.”

A demo is out now featuring the opening sequences of three of the eight stories in the game, and players will be able to continue their progress once the game fully launches.

Live A Live is produced by Takashi Tokita, who directed the 1994 version of the game, and is also known for his work directing Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve, as well as serving as the lead designer on Final Fantasy IV.

Live A Live has been revitalized using HD-2D technology that blends the nostalgia of pixel art with modern graphics, offering a classic RPG gameplay experience with updated visuals on PS4, PS5, and PC. Players can also look forward to a rearranged version of the game’s soundtrack which has been recreated under the supervision of Live A Live’s original composer, Yoko Shimomura (Final Fantasy XV, The Kingdom Hearts series),” the press release says.

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