Start your adventure today
A free demo of LIVE A LIVE is now available from Nintendo eShop! Get started in three different time periods – Imperial China, Twilight of Edo Japan and the Distant Future – and then transfer your progress to the full game.
You can download it from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console, or via our website – just press the 'Download demo' button to get started!
The Legend is Alive
Forge a path through history
LIVE A LIVE features multiple characters to play as, with each chapter set in its own time period offering unique gameplay mechanics and locations. Who knows what awaits when all eight tales have been told?
Every time period features its own story and characters, with bespoke gameplay mechanics that make each one a unique experience.
Prehistory – The First
In a forgotten era, a young man comes of age and is given permission by the tribal elder to go forth and hunt. Bereft of words, he relies on his senses to survive; guided by his nose, he tracks game, finds shelter and learns of the dangers of the world.
Use your sense of smell to track wild beasts and craft weapons and armour with items you find.
Imperial China – The Successor
An old Chinese master nearing the end of his life yearns to preserve his kung fu for future generations. With this purpose, he ventures forth from his home atop Mount Aspiration, in search of a worthy successor to his legacy.
Focus your training efforts on any of your three disciples to choose them as the heir to your legacy.
Twilight of Edo Japan – The Infiltrator
In the shadows cast by the fires of chaos, a shinobi is given a mission of paramount importance: explore a trap-filled castle to free a lone prisoner. Will the shinobi carry out his task with a merciful heart, or put every enemy to the sword?
Take down the enemies in your way, or stick to the shadows and pursue your goals through stealth.
The Wild West – The Wanderer
A tired soul rides into a dying town beset by outlaws – Success, they call it, though none can imagine why. Against a gang of villains, a lone gunslinger stands no chance, but by working together with the locals, one man may yet make a difference…
Lay traps to thin out the Crazy Bunch’s numbers before the big showdown, or take them all on at once!
Present Day – The Strongest
To be the world’s strongest fighter, the best of the best. It’s a dream shared by many, but one young warrior believes he truly has what it takes to claim the title. By making the skills of other masters his own, he intends to prove himself.
Bait your opponents into using their secret techniques so you can learn and wield them in battle.
The Near Future – The Outsider
A rebellious youth lives a hard life, getting into trouble and picking fights. However, his psychokinetic powers eventually lead him to get involved in a dark conspiracy which can only be stopped through the resurrection of an ancient robot king…
Use your powers to uncover secrets, defeat your enemies in battle, and take control of a giant robot.
The Distant Future – The Mechanical Heart
Aboard the transport freighter Cogito Ergo Sum in the vast void of space, a series of incidents put the ship’s crew in jeopardy. As tempers fray, an autonomous support unit recently given life finds itself embroiled in their disputes.
Survive by evading the xeno-biological specimen that stalks the corridors, and discover the truth behind the mysterious events aboard this isolated ship.
The Middle Ages – The Lord of Dark
Long ago, a hero slew the Lord of Dark. Though that hero has long since vanished, the dread archon has risen once more. A new champion must take up arms to cast down the fiend and deliver the princess from evil...
Recruit former heroes to your cause and deliver the Kingdom of Lucrece from a timeless evil.
Tales as old as time
Tailor your adventure in LIVE A LIVE by deciding which order to tackle the game’s stories in. Play through each to completion one after the other, or mix things up further by jumping between them. The choice is yours!
Enjoy the freedom to explore within each time period, as well as turn-based combat that varies from chapter to chapter. Each hero has their own range of attacks to master – use them wisely against enemies while moving on the battlefield to avoid danger and strike when the time is right.
Experience a unique chapter in RPG history!
Originally only released in Japan for the Super Famicom, LIVE A LIVE on Nintendo Switch brings the game to the west for the first time, resurrected with the same stunning HD-2D graphics used in TRIANGLE STRATEGY and OCTOPATH TRAVELER.
Produced by Takashi Tokita (Chrono Trigger, FINAL FANTASY IV), and featuring music remastered under the supervision of Yoko Shimomura (FINAL FANTASY XV, the Kingdom Hearts series), the game is playable in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian with English and Japanese voice acting throughout.