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Nintendo presents almost 40 minutes of Live a Live in this Treehouse presentation

Live A Live
Live A Live (Image credit: Nintendo (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Live a Live is an RPG featuring locales scattered across different time periods in the past, present, and future.
  • The game features an HD 2D style that seeks to bring the classic sprite art into the modern age without sacrificing quality.
  • Nintendo showed off the game during a Treehouse presentation after the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase.

Live a Live has been one of the most anticipated games of the year, featuring the extremely popular HD 2D art style that bring retro games into a new light. June is the month of video game announcements, being traditionally home to the E3 convention. Nintendo's contribution to E3 season usually features a Nintendo Direct followed by Treehouse Live presentations of the video games announced.

After E3 was cancelled, fans wondered whether Nintendo would contribute at all, but a Partner Showcase featuring third-party games proved otherwise. Shortly after being featured as an upcoming game in the June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini Showcase, Nintendo announced that a special standalone Treehouse segment would be dedicated to Live a Live:

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The entire presentation was uploaded in video format, so you don't have to worry about streaming it. You can watch the presentation below:

If you're thinking about trying this classic game out, but don't know if you want to shell out the cash, don't worry! A free demo is available for all Nintendo Switch users starting later today. That way, you can try things out before you buy.

Nadine Dornieden
Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.