Square Enix and Deck Nine Games announced release dates for the Switch version of Life is Strange: True Colors. The digital version will launch December 7, while the physical release is coming a bit later, on February 25, 2022. It’s the first time the award-winning narrative series has appeared on the Nintendo platform.

True Colors is the third main game in the Life is Strange series, though each is a separate story with new young people with strange powers. Alex Chen is the protagonist of True Colors, and possess the psychic ability of empathy to absorb and manipulate people’s emotions. After the mysterious death of her brother, she’s forced to confront her powers to find the truth. True Colors was the first in the series to abandon the episodic release format.

“We’re incredibly excited to finally offer a Life is Strange experience on the Nintendo Switch, enabling players to enjoy Life is Strange: True Colors at home or on the go,” said Jon Brooke, Square Enix External Studios. “This is the most advanced game in the series, so it was important for us to maintain a high standard of visual quality, performance and optimization when bringing the game to a new platform. We’re delighted with how the Switch version turned out and we can’t wait to expand our wonderful community of players even more with this release.”

True Colors has been optimized for the Nintendo Switch. The entire lighting engine has been rebuilt, along with reworked character models, environmental objects, and foliage. The adventure game was originally designed for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, and released last fall.

Life is Strange: True Colors will arrive in the Nintendo eShop on December 7, and physically on February 25, 2022. It’s also available on PC, PlayStation, Stadia, and Xbox. It’s rated M for Mature.


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