In April, Live A Live will be available on PlayStation 4 and Steam
A classic role-playing game, is expanding to new platforms. On April 27, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and PS5 consoles, as well as PCs running Steam, will receive access to the HD-2D version of the Super Famicom classic.
It came as something of a shock when Square Enix unveiled their HD-2D version last year. For a long time, the West was denied access to this multi-“path” RPG. The Switch release not only ported it over, but also breathed new life into it with a number of improvements to gameplay and visuals.
Players can now embark on their own adventure on PlayStation 4 and Steam. It will retail for $49.99, with a current pre-order discount of $9.99. A demo, playable right now on PS4, PS5, and Steam, is also coming to all platforms. Sounds like you may try out the Wild West, Edo Japan, and the far future with this demo, much like in the Switch edition.
The remake has reworked tracks by composer Yoko Shimomura; the update’s rendition of “Megalomania” is particularly impressive.
New potential for life
If you’re unfamiliar with this game, it follows a group of heroes who embark on separate quests across time and finally join forces to defeat a common foe. If it sounds familiar, it’s because Octopath Traveler borrows heavily from the first game.
The appeal lies in the fact that different eras include entirely unique gameplay systems and techniques. The modern day is essentially an RPG version of Street Fighter, whereas the Edo era is a castle incursion à la Metal Gear. It’s still fairly successful almost three decades after its release, and it’s a great game for RPG aficionados to delve into.
On April 27, you may get this game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (through Steam).