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Square Enix Files US Trademark for Live A Live

In the days of the SNES, Western JRPG fans were no strangers to missing out on some of the coolest and most unique titles never to come ashore. Few of those unreleased gems have commanded such an enduring presence in our hearts and minds than Live A Live, Square Enix’s ambitious 1994 role-playing game featuring a cast split across seven separate time periods. Perhaps the most striking thing about Live A Live was how these various time periods permitted the developers to explore wildly divergent settings, each one as vibrant and charmingly tropified as the rest. Combined with a stirring soundtrack from a young Yoko Shimomura and it’s no wonder there’s a clamoring.

Even as Live A Live was ported in Japan to the Wii U Virtual Console and the Nintendo 3DS, it remained unlikely that the game would ever receive an official English localization. And while there’s technically still no confirmation therein, the emergence of Australian and European trademarks over the past few weeks has been an eye-opening turn of events. Now we can confirm another curious trademark location — the United States.

Is a global port of this cult favorite finally en route? Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.

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Quinton O'Connor

Quinton O'Connor

Quinton cut their chops on the games journalism thing in 2020 right here at RPGFan. They left the site for about five months in 2022, but you know what they say. You can take the RPG out of the Fan, but you can't take the... Fan out of the RPG? Anyway, they're back.

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