It’s both timeless and full of time, what a conundrum!
What you need to know
- Live a Live is an RPG featuring locales scattered across different time periods in the past, present, and future.
- The game features an HD 2D style that seeks to bring the classic sprite art into the modern age without sacrificing quality.
- Nintendo showed off the game during a Treehouse presentation after the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase.
Live a Live has been one of the most anticipated games of the year, featuring the extremely popular HD 2D art style that bring retro games into a new light. June is the month of video game announcements, being traditionally home to the E3 convention. Nintendo’s contribution to E3 season usually features a Nintendo Direct followed by Treehouse Live presentations of the video games announced.
After E3 was cancelled, fans wondered whether Nintendo would contribute at all, but a Partner Showcase featuring third-party games proved otherwise. Shortly after being featured as an upcoming game in the June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini Showcase, Nintendo announced that a special standalone Treehouse segment would be dedicated to Live a Live:
Grab a seat and watch as members of Nintendo Treehouse play the RPG classic revitalized with stunning HD-2D visuals, #LIVEALIVE!
Learn about the heroic stories that unfold across time periods, distinct gameplay and abilities in each chapter, and more!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 28, 2022
The entire presentation was uploaded in video format, so you don’t have to worry about streaming it. You can watch the presentation below:
If you’re thinking about trying this classic game out, but don’t know if you want to shell out the cash, don’t worry! A free demo is available for all Nintendo Switch users starting later today. That way, you can try things out before you buy.
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