Famitsu’s Live A Live Review Score Is In

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Weekly Famitsu has published its Live A Live review within the Japanese gaming magazine’s illustrious pages, delivering the first verdict on Square Enix‘s HD-2D remake for Nintendo Switch.

That has seen their Cross Review, a panel that is comprised of four reviewers that each provides their own individual score, award the game with 33 out of a maximum possible score of 40 – which, broken down, saw it receive one 9 and three 8 scores.

The other Nintendo Switch games that they reviewed were Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 (33 out of 40), Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony (29 out of 40) and Surviving the Aftermath (31 out of 40).

Originally released for the Super Famicom way back in 1994, the legendary game has been recreated in the HD-2D engine that has been used for Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy.

With seven heroes to meet that each has their own stories to tell, time periods and gameplay styles, you will be able to experience them in whichever order you choose while “uncovering shocking developments” on the way:

  • Prehistory: A tribesman comes of age in a world without words.
  • The Wild West: A wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life.
  • Imperial China: A kung fu master searches for a worthy successor.
  • Twilight of Edo Japan: A shinobi undertakes an important secret mission.
  • Present Day: A martial artist strives to become the strongest there ever was.
  • The Near Future: A youth with psychic powers takes a stand against evil.
  • The Distant Future: A newly built robot is swept up in a tragedy in space.

The soundtrack from original composer Yoko Shimomura has been remastered, with the game’s original director Takashi Tokita returning to produce the remake which is promised to retain “everything that players loved about the original game while also being accessible to newcomers.”

Live A Live will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 22nd July 2022.

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