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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Oni Dino finally gets his hands on a copy of Ring Fit and realizes he’s super out of shape. Galen eschews social distancing and parties with Jackbox. The gang covers news from rumors to controversies. Oni Dino vividly remembers the cheat code for Lara’s Bum in Tomb Raider II. (Psst… Lara Croft for Smash) Deadly Premonition 2 challenges what a video game is and neither critics nor consumers are in agreement about anything. Galen brings up comparisons of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. And the big discussion is on the Nintendo Treehouse live stream, Bakugan, and how the hype machine bit itself in the butt.

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First spotted by Gematsu, Square Enix has filed a trademark for the 1994 Super Famicom game Live A Live on July 2, 2020. Live A Live is a time-traveling RPG that was directed by Takashi Tokita, the man who would go on to direct Chrono Trigger.

This trademark has been filed for the Australian region code but it is interesting to note that the listed language for the game is English, as the original never saw a Western release and only had Japanese language options. The game has been rereleased a few times, on the Wii U in 2015 and the 3DS in 2016, but never with any new language options.

Now, perhaps, there could be hope of an official English version of Live A Live coming soon. However, a trademark does not confirm a game is on the way and there is no way of knowing if this will bring anything new for the series. Hopefully, Square Enix will share its intentions with this trademark soon. 

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Nintendo released official videos for Live A Live, Circus Charlie, and Image Fight on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Watch them below.

Three new titles are hitting the Japanese Wii U eShop next week. Square’s classic RPG for the SNES, Live A Live, is due out on June 24. The MSX game Circus Charlie (from Konami) and the PC Engine release Image Fight are also releasing on the same day.

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Following his success in designing Final Fantasy IV, Takashi Tokita went on to create a lesser known RPG called Live A Live, a Japan-only RPG that had a story that was all over the place. Described as Street Fighter imagined as a JRPG, the storylines had quite literally everything form a kung-fu tale to a western. This stowed away Super Famicon gem will be coming to the Japanese Virtual Console sometime in the near future and while Square was quite thorough with porting their more esoteric games to the Wii, Live A Live never made it to that platform making it the first time it will be released in a Virtual Console setting.