Nintendo announced during Wednesday’s Direct that Square’s acclaimed JRPG Live A Live will be releasing in Western markets for the first time via the Switch July 22nd.
The game originally launched on Super Famicom in 1994, which has thus far been its only release.
The game is notable for being the directorial debut of Takashi Tokita, who would later direct Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve; Live A Live was also one of Yoko Shimomura’s first games to compose for, and she would later deliver to gamers the music for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and the Kingdom Hearts franchise of games.
Live A Live tells a story split across seven scenarios that can be played in any order, and each take place in a separate time period such as prehistoric, the wild west, and even the future. This story telling mechanic has drawn comparisons with the more recent JRPG Octopath Traveler, also from Square.
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