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Listen. We know that journalism very rarely affects what big companies like Square Enix would do, and we know deep down that this news was probably already in the works, but at the same time …
… We’ll be very happy to pretend life is strange: True Colors is coming to Nintendo Switch because of our strongly worded soapbox.
Well, it’s likely to come to Switch. As with so many of these early rumors, the only information we have right now is that the game has just been rated by the ESRB for the Nintendo Switch, which is a pretty good sign that we can play on Ninty’s big / small screen. It was rated “M for Mature” by the way, which is the same for all Life Is Strange games.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a new word, character, or leak about the previous Life Is Strange games that made it to the Switch, despite a previous leak at ResetEra claiming so. Square Enix made absolutely no mention of the Nintendo Switch when it premiered True Colors on its “Square Enix Presents” stream, although this was expected by many. Maybe we will learn more about the previous LiS games later.
Here is the ESRB’s detailed assessment description, in case you enjoy reading about how risky games are because they use the word “bum” once:
This is an adventure game in which players follow the story of a young adult (Alex) who tries to manage their empathic powers while solving a puzzle in a city in Colorado. From the perspective of a third person, players explore different locations in the city and interact with the citizens.
Cutscenes show some instances of violence: a man punching and kicking another character; a man who shoots a character; A woman repeatedly slaps a character in the face. Sometimes blood appears on characters’ ankles and / or faces.
The dialogue contains some suggestive cues (e.g., “You know that guys can do nice things right without expecting them to lie down”; “Maybe Diane and I still hook up”; “… i thought you were my king girlfriend !! “).
In some sequences, the player’s character can drink alcohol or cans of beer, and in one sequence a drinking game is depicted in a bar. The town contains a marijuana dispensary; Both marijuana and paraphernalia are visible when talking to characters in the store.
The words “f ** k”, “sh * t” and “a * shole” appear in the dialog.
And yes, you may have noticed a certain … resemblance between the main character and one of our writers (* cough * me). We’re pretty sure this is a coincidence because Kate has no magical powers.
Are you going to grab the new Life Is Strange on Switch or another platform? Let us know in the comments!