SQUARE ENIX announced that award-winning HD2D RPG, LIVE A LIVE is launching on PlayStation 5 (PS5) console, PlayStation 4 (PS4) console on April 27th, 2023, and on PC via STEAM on April 28th, 2023. Additionally, digital pre-orders and a free playable demo are available 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.
Title》 LIVE A LIVE
《Release Date》Thursday, April 27th, 2023
*Steam version is scheduled for release on Friday, April 28th, 2023.
《Platform》PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam
《Pre-order & Demo available》
・PS4/PS5 (Digital only)︓
・Steam︓ *Pre-order and Demo available from the same page.
*Backwards compatibility feature is applicable to the PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 version of the
*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.
*LIVE A LIVE Demo saved data can only be carried over on the same platform.
* STEAM® players must turn on the Steam Cloud feature in settings before playing the LIVE A
LIVE STEAM demo in order to carry over saved demo data to the main game.
* STEAM LIVE A LIVE Demo available from 1:00 am JST on Friday, March 31st, 2023.
⫹PlayStation 4 version Purchase
「LIVE A LIVE PlayStation 4 Theme」
The original LIVE A LIVE custom theme for
PS4 will be granted when purchased at the
*The design may change without prior notice.
*PlayStation4 version can be played on PlayStation 5 free of charge due to backward compatibility.
*Purchase of the PlayStation 5 version will also include this bonus.
⫹PlayStation Plus members Pre-Order Bonus⫺
PlayStation Plus members will receive a 20% discount from the full price when pre-ordered on the PlayStation Store by Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.
What is LIVE A LIVE?
The Legendary RPG is Reborn
Originally released for the SNES, LIVE A LIVE is reborn in HD2D—a fusion of pixel graphics and 3D CG—. Seven stories featuring seven time periods, protagonists, and gameplay variations—in what order you progress and how you proceed is up to you.
LIVE A LIVE features character designs by acclaimed manga artists Gosho Aoyama, Osamu Ishiwata, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Shimamoto, Yumi Tamura, Yoshihide Fujiwara, and Ryouji Minagawa. In addition, it includes new art by Octopath.
Traveler SQEX Art Team led by Naoki Ikushima and majestic musical rearrangements were carried out under the supervision of the original composer, Yoko Shimomura. Moreover, the original director, Takashi Tokita, has returned as a producer to oversee development in its entirety.
With impactful moments preserved and gameplay refined for a modern audience, this reimagination promises an unforgettable experience not only for fans of the original but for first-time players as well.
The latest installment in the HD-2D series—the next evolution of pixel art games— is following Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy. This fusion of pixel graphics and 3D CG utilizes dazzling, yet nostalgic visual effects to draw players into strikingly different worlds.
Tales of Heroes across Time
Seven-time periods, seven protagonists, and seven gameplay variations—seven stories to experience in the order of your choosing. Each has unique elements and engaging battles, as well as moving narratives and tantalizing mysteries. Upon completing these seven stories, an eighth, the Middle Ages, will be unlocked. What awaits our protagonists once all eight tales have been told…?