LIVE A LIVE | Official Screenshot

SQUARE ENIX has announced that LIVE A LIVE is now officially available for PS4, PS5 and PC via Steam. The press release mentions that if you buy the game for PS4 or PS5, you’ll get a PS4 theme and anyone who purchases the game on Steam, will get a PC wallpaper. Also, the game will be 20% off on Steam for anyone who purchases the game before May 11th. Feel free to check out the brand new launch trailer down below. Also down below, is more info about the overall game and these new ports specifically, from the latest press release.

Previously released as a new HD-2D remake to critical acclaim on the Nintendo Switch™ system last year, LIVE A LIVE is a story-driven HD-2D RPG from Team Asano, highly regarded for OCTOPATH TRAVELER™, BRAVELY DEFAULT™ II and TRIANGLE STRATEGY™.

LIVE A LIVE offers 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. In addition to a unique and highly strategic battle system referred to as “checker battle system”, players can also enjoy mastering a wide variety of different gameplay mechanics in each chapter, such as stealth, suspense and trap placement. 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.

Produced by Takashi Tokita (CHRONO TRIGGER® and FINAL FANTASY® IV), the director of the original version, LIVE A LIVE has been revitalised using HD-2D technology that blends the nostalgia of pixel art with modern graphics, offering a classic RPG gameplay experience with updated visuals on both 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).

A free playable demo is available to download from the PlayStation Store and STEAM. In the LIVE A LIVE demo, 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. Upon purchase, PlayStation and STEAM* players will also be able to carry over their saved progress to the full version of the game**, allowing them to continue their gameplay experience from where they left off when the game launches.

†Cross buy feature is applicable to the PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 version of the game.
Save data from the PlayStation 4 main game can be transferred to PlayStation 5 main game via Options Menu on the title screen. Save data from the PlayStation 5 main game cannot be transferred to PlayStation 4 main game.
* STEAM players must turn on the Steam Cloud feature in Steam settings before playing the LIVE A LIVE STEAM demo in order to carry over saved demo data to main game.
** LIVE A LIVE Demo saved data can only be carried over on the same platform.

Jenae R
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