Get to know the classic JRPG LIVE A LIVE

If you’re on the prowl for your next JRPG, you may want to look no further than the LIVE A LIVE™ game!

Now, you may be thinking, “How do you pronounce that?” or “I don’t know what a LIVE A LIVE is…” Both are valid thoughts! First, say “five,” then replace the F sound with an L sound. Ok, now times that by two. Boom. Second, if you’ve never heard of LIVE A LIVE, that’s understandable. Since this classic RPG was never released outside of Japan, lots of folks have never had the opportunity to enjoy the game…until now!

So…what is LIVE A LIVE exactly?

If you’re a fan of classic Japanese role-playing games, you may be surprised to know that Takashi Tokita (known for his work on CHRONO TRIGGER and FINAL FANTASY IV) and Yoko Shimomura (known for her work on FINAL FANTASY XV and the KINGDOM HEARTS series) worked on this game.

In the game, you have the option to choose between seven different characters at the start of the game, each living in a different time period with their own distinct gameplay and story.

What’s new?

You may notice that LIVE A LIVE looks different from its 1994 original release. With a stylish makeover, this remake allows you to explore each era in a HD-2D visual style that blends 3D environments and modern effects with pixel art.

Additionally, each story features rearranged versions of its soundtrack—created by the original composer, Yoko Shimomura!

The stories

In LIVE A LIVE, there are many protagonists, each with their own story, abilities, and mechanics. Let’s take a quick look at what you can expect in each story, shall we?

  • The Wild West: As the Sundown Kid, help a frontier town take a stand and defend itself against outlaws.
  • Twilight of Edo Japan: Engage or elude your enemies to carry out a secret mission as Oboromaru, a humble shinobi who keeps to the shadows.
  • Present Day: As Masaru Takahara, you’ll try to master new skills to become the world’s greatest warrior.
  • The Near Future: A rebel with the extraordinary gift of reading people’s minds, Akira must work with his friends to unravel a dark conspiracy.
  • The Distant Future: You are Cube, a robot brought to life on a cargo spaceship. Try to discover the truth of a tragedy aboard the ship.
  • Imperial China: The Earthen Heart Shifu is in search of a worthy successor. As the kung fu master, you must entrust your kung fu legacy to young disciples.
  • Prehistory: In an age without words, a young man named Pogo is eager to prove his worth. Try to save an innocent woman…and survive in the process.


As you discover a series of tales stretching throughout time, you’ll find the truth behind their shared history.


Nintendo eShop Card


Nintendo eShop Card



For more Information, please visit:
LIVE A LIVE Official website.


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