Colors Live comes bundled with the SonarPen, a new stylus that plugs into the headphone port of the Switch and gives players pressure-sensitive drawing without the use of batteries or a Bluetooth connection.
It also includes a Colors Quest mode, where players can receive daily challenges to paint a picture based on a set theme with specific rules (such as only being allowed to paint in grayscale).
The game is the creation of Yoku’s Island Express and Chronicles of Riddick director Jens Andersson.
The first game in the series, simply titled Colors!, was a homebrew art title created for the Nintendo DS. Although it wasn’t official software, it became one of the best-known homebrew apps on DS and was download over a million times.
The sequel, Colors! 3D, was released on the Nintendo 3D eShop as an officially licensed app and enjoyed notable critical success, with Metacritic ranking it the 10th highest scored 3DS game of all time.
Players can upload their creations to the Colors Live website, where other users can rate and comment on them. They can also watch a replay of each piece of uploaded artwork being painted again from scratch, to see how they were painted and pick up tips.
Colors Live is released today in both physical and digital formats. The physical edition comes with the SonarPen and is available at stores across North America and Europe including GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target.
The digital version can be purchased on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99 / £24.99 and can be controlled with a finger like other touch screen games, but players can also buy a digital code from the Colors Live website for $49.99 / £42.99 which also includes a physical order for a SonarPen.