1994 Super Famicom JRPG Live A Live coming to Nintendo Switch, featuring HD-2D art, set to release on July 22

During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Square Enix revealed that 1994 RPG classic Live A Live will launch on July 22 for Nintendo Switch.

The game will be published by Nintendo in North America, and pre-orders on Nintendo eShop are now open, priced at $49.99. The Japanese website is here.

Nintendo Direct Announcement

Character Trailer

Previously unreleased outside of Japan, the RPG game LIVE A LIVE is releasing on the Nintendo Switch system in the HD-2D style!

Seven different stories featuring different protagonists, time periods, and gameplay styles await. In The Wild West, a wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life. In the Twilight of Edo Japan, a shinobi undertakes a secret mission. Experience these tales in any order you choose—the adventure is yours to control. What other stories will you uncover on the horizon...?

The game features the HD-2D artstyle seen in Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy, and Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake.

Live A Live is a classic JRPG that originally released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1994. While the game eventually landed on the Japanese Wii U and 3DS virtual consoles, the game has never officially made its way westward. Several trademarks for the game were made worldwide back in 2020, although those didn't manifest into a re-release, until now.

Live A Live is structured a bit differently than most classic RPGs; it takes place over different scenarios featuring multiple protagonists in different time periods and settings. Each scenario broadly has the same general turn-based gameplay, but each scenario also houses some unique gimmicks in how the storyline or battles take place.

Live A Live Screenshots and Artwork