Live a Live Now on PC and PlayStation

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Live a Live is finally available on PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. The game was previously released on Nintendo Switch last year. This HD-2D RPG comes from Team Asano, the same group that worked on titles like Bravely Default II, Triangle Strategy, and Octopath Traveler.

Those who buy the game on the PlayStation Store get a purchase bonus which includes a PS4 theme. Meanwhile, those who purchase the game via Steam obtain a wallpaper for PC. There’s also a 20% off introductory offer on Steam until May 11.

Eight Stories and Eight Characters

Live a Live lets players experience eight different stories with eight various characters where each is set in unalike time periods spanning from the prehistoric era to the Wild West. The game also offers a unique and highly strategic battle system known as the “checker battle system.” Players can also try and master different gameplay mechanics for each chapter like suspense, stealth, or trap placement.

Customize the Adventure

The game also allows players to customize their gameplay adventure to meet their preference. One example is the episodic story format where players have the choice to complete each chapter from start to finish in whatever order they want. In fact, they can even play through a little of each chapter at the same time in parallel.

The Team

The game has been revitalized with D-2D technology which features the nostalgia of pixel art combined with modern graphics. It pretty much offers a classic RPG gameplay experience but with updated visuals for PC and PlayStation.

Live a Live produced by Takashi Tokita (Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV), who was also the director of the original version. Players can also enjoy the rearranged version of the soundtrack, recreated under the supervision of original composer, Yoko Shimomura (Final Fantasy XV, The Kingdom Hearts Series).

Free Demo

For those not yet sure if this game is for them, a free playable demo is downloadable on Steam and the PlayStation Store. In this demo, they can try the opening sections of three of the eight stories which are: The Wild West, Twilight of Edo Japan, and The Distant Future. After buying the game, their progress is carried over to the full version.

What are you waiting for? Try the Live a Live demo now.

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