LONDON (Apr. 27, 2023) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that award-winning HD-2D RPG, LIVE A LIVETM is now available on the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console† and PC via STEAM®. 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™.
Watch the LIVE A LIVE | PS5, PS4, Steam Launch Trailer here.
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.
LIVE A LIVE is now available digitally on the PlayStation 5 console, the PlayStation 4 console and PC via STEAM. Upon purchase via PlayStation Store, players will receive a purchase bonus which includes a PlayStation 4 theme***. Upon purchase via STEAM, players will receive a wallpaper for PC. A 20% off introductory offer will also be available to STEAM players who purchase the game before May 11, 2023.
To learn more about LIVE A LIVE, visit: https://www.square-enix-games.com/games/live-a-live.
†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.
***Those who purchased the PlayStation 5 version will also receive the PlayStation 4 theme.
Official Website: https://www.square-enix-games.com/games/live-a-live