It’s time to enter the squared circle and meet Masaharu Takahara and some of the other characters you’ll find in the Present Day timeline of LIVE A LIVE. The Super Famicom RPG is finally making its way outside of Japan thanks to the upcoming HD-2D remake, which hits Nintendo Switch on July 22, and you can see more footage in a short new trailer.
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Check out the Present Day trailer below.
Square Enix describes the chapter:
In this chapter, you will assume the role of Masaru Takahara, a mixed martial artist who, like many, dreams of becoming the world’s strongest fighter. He truly believes he has what it takes to claim the title, and by making the skills of other masters his own, he intends to prove himself.
Muay Thai, professional wrestling, lucha libre, Koppo, sambo, and sumo—he strives to learn the most powerful techniques of these storied traditions and more. All he needs to do is to bait his opponents into revealing their secrets…
Once you’re ready to move beyond Present Day, you can dive into The Distant Future:
One of the various stories, “The Distant Future” tells a tragedy that happens in the transport freighter Cogito Ergo Sum. In this chapter, you will assume the role of Cube, an autonomous support unit built by the engineer Kato.
Alas, as a series of incidents put the safety and well-being of the ship’s crew in jeopardy, tensions mount and tempers flare, and Cube finds themselves swept up in their disputes…
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