Square Enix has surprised locals and strangers during the February Nintendo Direct with the announcement of an HD-2D remake of Live a Live for Nintendo Switch . Not content with the HD-2D remake of Dragon Quest III, currently in development, the legendary JRPG video game originally published in 1994 for SNES will come to the West for the first time completely modernized; both aesthetically and at the level of options.
Its release date is also confirmed: Live a Live will arrive next July 22, 2022 exclusively for Nintendo Switch in both physical and digital format. In the West, Nintendo will be the publisher of the project; same condition as with works such as Triangle Strategy, scheduled for this March.
Nintendo Switch sells a lot of consoles… and a lot of games
Nintendo’s latest financial report published for the third quarter of this year, the period ended December 31, 2021, produced a surprising figure: Nintendo Switch has sold 103.54 million units since its launch last March of 2017. That is, a distribution figure higher than that of Wii in just five years. A console destined to smash even more records and that, therefore, is at the “equator” of its life cycle. So says Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, before his investors.
In total, to date 766.41 million video games have been sold on Nintendo Switch, counting sales in both physical and digital formats; an average of 7.4 titles per user. Only during the last quarter (from October 1 to December 31, 2021), 85.41 million video games were sold, a historical figure for Nintendo despite not having a major launch on a par with Zelda, Smash, Animal Crossing or Mario that we did have in other calendars like 2017, 2018 or 2020.
The future looks equally encouraging for the Japanese firm, which has in its deck the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Advance Wars 1+ 2: Re-Boot Camp and Triangle Strategy, among others, as great releases of 2022.
Watch for all the announcements from this February 2022 Nintendo Direct in this article. Which one do you prefer?