Square Enix announced Life is Strange: True Colors will release December 7 on the Nintendo Switch. The game launched in September on other platforms.
The release date comes with a caveat — it applies to the digital version. Those who want a physical copy will have to wait until February 25, 2022 to get one.
Square Enix said it reworked Life is Strange: True Colors for the Nintendo Switch. More specifically, the development team reworked every character model, environmental object, foliage, and even the lighting system.
The Nintendo Switch isn’t as powerful as the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 consoles. As such, the development team likely had to tweak certain graphical elements to accommodate the Switch’s weaker internals.
Still, Square Enix External Studios co-head Jon Brooke sounded happy with the Switch version. Here is what Brooke said:
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 optimisation 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.
The Switch version of Life is Strange: True Colors was supposed to launch alongside the other versions. However, developer Deck Nine announced the Switch version’s delay in August. It did not provide a reason for the game’s delay.
Life is Strange: True Colors focuses on Alex Chen, who has the ability to experience the emotions of others. Her brother Gabe dies from a landslide and Alex wants to find out the events that led up to the accident.
The game is the best-selling Life is Strange title to date. It also reviewed well, with the game garnering scores in the low 80s on Metacritic.
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