Live a Live Coming to PS5, PS4, and PC April 27, 2023

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Square Enix‘s Live a Live remake is now coming to PS5, PS4, and PC on April 27, 2023 after its Nintendo Switch release last year. The developer will also provide a free demo of the game on the PlayStation Store and Steam for players to try out before they decide to buy the game.

Watch the announcement trailer below:

The Live a Live remake refreshes the classic 1994 RPG title in the “HD-2D” graphics style Square Enix also used for Octopath Traveler. From the developers:

Originally released for the SNES, LIVE A LIVE is reborn in HD-2D—a fusion of pixel graphics and 3D CG—.

Seven stories featuring seven time periods, protagonists, and gameplay variations—in what order you progress and how you proceed is up to you.

LIVE A LIVE features character designs by acclaimed manga artists Gosho Aoyama, Osamu Ishiwata, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Shimamoto, Yumi Tamura, Yoshihide Fujiwara, and Ryouji Minagawa. In addition, it includes new art by Octopath Traveler SQEX Art Team led by Naoki Ikushima, and majestic musical rearrangements carried out under the supervision of the original composer, Yoko Shimomura. Moreover, the original director, Takashi Tokita, has returned as producer to oversee development in its entirety.

With impactful moments preserved and gameplay refined for a modern audience, this re- imagination promises an unforgettable experience not only for fans of the original, but first-time players as well.

A free demo of the game will be available on both the PlayStation Store and Steam, in which players will be able to play the opening sections of three of the eight stories in the game: The Wild West, Twilight of Edo Japan, and The Distant Future. Progress from the demo can be carried over to the full game.

The Steam version of the game includes a free wallpaper bonus, while the PlayStation version includes a custom PS5/PS4 menu theme. The game can be pre-ordered for 20% off on Steam and PlayStation Store (PlayStation Plus subscribers only).

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