The people who abandoned their Nintendo 3DS when the Switch came out will have a chance to enjoy an RPG that was previously exclusive to the handheld system, as The Alliance Alive is receiving an HD remaster and will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4.
The Alliance Alive was an RPG for the Nintendo 3DS that acted as a spiritual successor to The Legend of Legacy, with many of the same people working on both games. The Alliance Alive was often compared to Bravely Default when it was first released, as they both had a similar visual style. Bravely Default used a version of the job system that appeared in the old Final Fantasy games, while The Alliance Alive focused on each of the playable characters having abilities that were unique to them and letting the player discover the best mixture of party members for their play style.
The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine (via. Gematsu) has broken the news that The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is coming in 2019. It has yet to be revealed whether the game will just include audio and visual improvements or whether it will include any new content.
The most surprising thing about The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is that the original game isn't that old. The Alliance Alive was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2017, while the English version was released on March 27, 2018, which means that the original isn't even a year old yet in Europe and North America.
The fact that The Alliance Alive is receiving an HD remaster means that the Nintendo 3DS is losing one of its last exclusive titles, especially as the only games that seem to be coming in the future are ports of Wii/Wii U titles and Persona Q2: New Cinema Labriynth. The fact that The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is coming to so many popular systems means that it will be exposed to a far larger audience than it would ever have on the Nintendo 3DS alone, so at least more people will have a chance to play it.
The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is due to be released this fall in Japan.