The hotly anticipated remake of 1994 Live A Live experienced something of a glow. Now appearing in Square Enix’s iconic HD-2D style – the style we’ve seen in Triangle Strategy and Octopath Tourists – the game’s trailer looks stunning and we definitely enjoyed those sumptuous visuals as we went practice with it a few weeks ago.
Aside from the game itself, what better way to represent this newly revived cast of characters than with an original painting by Naoki Ikushima, the usual Square Enix collaborator? Worked on the character design team for both the previously mentioned games as well as Bravely Default IIIkushima knows what makes a piece of art really stand out.
This is demonstrated in the video below, which shows Ikushima bringing Live A Live’s main characters to life just as the artist did with a stunning illustration for Triangle Strategy. back in march. Besides a vibrant picture, the video also comes with the main theme of the Yoko Shimomura orchestra, proving that the game has more to offer than simply stunning visuals.
We’d love to try this classic JRPG that has never officially left Japan, and this piece of art makes us even more excited to play when it’s released on July 22, if only for us. Ikushima’s character designs can be seen in all their 2D pixel glory.
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