Live A Live Remake - How to Download the Demo

A guide on how to download the Live A Live Remake playable demo, including steps to install the trial version on your Nintendo Switch device and other useful information.

Live A Live Remake - How to Download the Demo

How to Download the Live A Live Remake Demo

Live A Live Remake - Playable Demo

The playable demo for Live A Live Remake (Live A Live 2022 HD-2D Remaster) can now be downloaded from the Nintendo e-Shop, giving players a hands-on preview of the upcoming title before its full release on July 22nd, 2022. The demo consists of three out of the eight story chapters that make up the game’s unique narrative.

Steps to Download the Demo

Below are the steps to download the Live a Live Remake demo from the Nintendo e-Shop. Note that an internet connection and a Nintendo Account are required to install the demo on your Nintendo Switch device.

1 Launch the Nintendo e-Shop application from the Nintendo Switch home screen.
2 Log-in to your Nintendo Account.
3 After logging-in, go to Search/Browse.
4 Enter “Live A Live Demo” on the Enter Keyword field.
5 Once Live A Live appears, select the game.
6 Select Download Demo.
7 Once the download is complete, launch the demo from the Nintendo Switch home screen.

Does Progress in the Demo Carry Over to the Full Game?

Live A Live Remake - How to Download the Demo

Progress in the playable demo of Live A Live Remake has been confirmed to carry over to the full version of the game upon its release. Because of this, the demo essentially allows players to get acquainted with the game’s basic mechanics as well as get a head start on the three scenarios featured.

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Game Overview

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Live A Live (2022) is a remake of the role-playing video game released in 1994 by Square for the Super Famicom. The game follows the story of eight different protagonists across nine story scenarios or “episodes” that take place in distinct periods of human civilization. Players will be able to freely begin any of the first seven episodes while the final two are unlocked by progressing further into the game.


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Gameplay in Live A Live Remake consists of exploration and combat sections, with each story scenario having gameplay elements unique to the episode. Combat, in particular, is triggered through different conditions in each scenario, with some chapters having scripted, random, and optional encounters.

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Live A Live Remake features turn-based battles using characters that have access to unique attacks, skills, and abilities. Defeating enemies yields experience points, allowing each character to level up to gain new actions in combat. Some skills and abilities, meanwhile, can only be learned by reaching certain points of each story chapter or by seeing an enemy use them in battle.

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Various other unique quirks and mechanics are also implemented throughout the game’s different scenarios. Some episodes require the use of stealth to navigate through an area while others take advantage of a character’s unique ability to gather clues to advance the story or gain the advantage against enemies in battle.

Story Scenarios

Prehistory: The First

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The Prehistory scenario takes place during the time of the cavemen. The episode follows the story of Pogo who is exiled from his tribe after his rescue of Bel, a woman intended to be sacrificed to a rival tribe’s god.

Imperial China: The Successor

Live A Live Remake - Imperial China: The Successor

The Imperial China scenario is set in Ancient China and tells the story of the ageing Earthen Heart Shifu who vows to defeat a rival kung fu school responsible for killing two of his three disciples.

Twilight of Edo: The Infiltrator

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The Twilight of Edo takes place in feudal Japan where the ninja Oboromaru is tasked with the mission of rescuing the political prisoner from a daimyo in league with demonic forces and bent on conquest of the land.

The Wild West: The Wanderer

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The Wild West is set during the American frontier. A wandering gunman known as Sundown Kid who partners with his old rival Mad Dog to save a town from a powerful gang oppressing the people.

Present Day: The Strongest

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The Present Day takes place in the contemporary period and tells the story of Masaru Takahara, a man who goes on a quest to become the strongest in the world by defeating opponents through all fighting styles.

The Near Future: The Outsider

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The Near Future follows the adventure of Akira Tadokoro, an orphan in the not-so-distant future who seeks out a notorious criminal biker gang known as the Crusaders.

Far Future: Mechanical Heart

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The Far Future takes place in a distant future and tells the story of the maintenance robot Cube who begins investigating the incident of an escaped Behemoth monster that killed the crew transporting it to earth.

The Middle Ages: The Lord of Dark

Live A Live Remake - The Middle Ages: The Lord of Dark

The Middle Ages follows the tale of the Oersted, a knight who leads a party to rescue the kidnapped princess of Lucretia and defeat a powerful entity known as The Lord of Dark.

Game Trailers

Source: Nintendo YouTube Channel

Game Information

Title Live A Live
Genre Role-Playing
Platform and System Nintendo Switch
Developer Square Enix
Publisher Nintendo
Release date July 22nd, 2022
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