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LISA: Definitive Edition (Switch): all the updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for LISA Definitive Edition (LISA: The Painful – Definitive Edition and LISA: The Joyful – Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch (originally released on July 18th 2023 in North America and Europe, and in March 2024 in Japan).

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LISA: Definitive Edition – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 21st 2024 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to both games:

  • adds several languages: Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

LISA: Definitive Edition – Ver. ???

  • Release date: August 29th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Added support for Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.
General QoL and Bugfixes
  • The ‘X’ key can now be used to show the pause menu.
  • The ‘Q’ and ‘E’ keys can now be used to toggle between actors for the Skills, Equipment, and Status submenus.
  • Added a screen “Stretch” mode to the Options Menu in addition to int scaling off/on modes.
  • Added a “Controls Icons” option to the Options Menu for changing how control icons are displayed to match specific input types.
  • Fixed a frame stutter when passing in front of certain events.
  • Shortened the file path for Unity-generated Addressables data. This might fix issues for some users if their game data path was exceeding the Windows path limit of 260 characters.
  • (Painful) Fixed a music issue when skipping the scrolling credits.
  • (Joyful) Fixed bugged movement speed if the player unequips Buddy’s mask while riding on Rando’s shoulders.
  • (Joyful): Fixed some minor graphical issues with the final Brad sequence
  • Some typo fixes.
  • Updated some credits names.
  • A few other minor fixes.
Battle QoL and Bugfixes
  • Battle text and state popups have been redesigned to have better positioning, timing, text sizing, and fading.
  • Battle info popups in the upper left have been overhauled with improved message timing and stacking. Info text size can also be adjusted with the “Dialogue Size” option in the Options menu.
  • Timing for the display of skills during battles has been improved.
  • Enemies now play an additional flash when taking damage.
  • Enemy motion actions (sprite movements) during battles have been expanded and improved.
  • HP/SP/TP generation popups now occur at the end of each turn. Ex: taking damage from the Bleed state.
  • Fixed an issue with TP generation.
  • Added additional DualShock 4 / DualSense lightbar effects during battles, such as a flash when taking damage, inflicting damage, healing, and more.
  • Improved battle results screen, including transition effects.
  • Disabled the battle results screen during certain instances, such as the final boss encounters.
  • Fixed actor KO’d sound not playing.
  • Fixed some targeting issues when performing combo inputs.
  • Fixed an issue with showing the wrong skill icon when the actor is unable to perform an action for the current turn.
  • A few other minor fixes.

LISA: Definitive Edition – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
LISA: The Painful – Definitive Edition
  • Re-balanced mechanics involving gaining TP from damage.TP-based characters will now receive half TP from damage dealt. On Painless Mode in both games, characters receive full TP from damage dealt (as in the original games).
  • Fixed a potential cause of softlocks at campfires.
  • Fixed getting an instant Game Over upon entering a fight if party members are forcibly removed from your party and all remaining members are KO’d.
  • Fixed dismounting the bicycle incorrectly setting Brad’s face graphic to no arms.
  • Fixed progress getting reset for the secret Painful boss and the boss restarting if you walk all the way to the left upon returning to the boss lair map after ending cutscenes.
  • Fixed down input being locked after completing the secret Painful boss (quitting and reloading a save should also fix this).
  • Fixed clapping animation not playing the first time in Aurora Town when Brad falls on a dude.
  • Fixed Brad’s bat swing animation not being visible during Rick’s Cleansing.
  • Fixed an issue with Buzzo’s walk animations at the end of the joy force-feeding cutscene.
  • Fixed an issue with Buffalo’s animations in the cutscene after winning his fight.
  • Added “Work Hardly Working” and “Work Smartly Working” to the Music Player in Painful. Please see Dingaling’s Official Public Apology (above).
LISA: The Joyful – Definitive Edition
  • (Joyful): Fixed a tile passability bug inside secret content.

How to download updates for LISA: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for LISA: Definitive Edition, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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