Rime on Nintendo Switch Gets Price Adjusted to $30 on eShop; Physical Release Will Include Soundtrack
Following fan feedback with the additional $10 charge on Nintendo Switch, Rime's upcoming Switch version will be $10 cheaper for the digital eShop version.
Coming in just a few weeks to consoles and PC, Grey Box and Tequila Works’ upcoming puzzler-adventure title Rime is also set to debut at a later date on the Nintendo Switch, and while some fans took issue with the game being $10 more expensive on Nintendo’s new console, the game’s creators have stepped back and compromised on the game’s pricing.
In an update on the game’s official website, publisher Grey Box Games provided a statement on the pricing of Rime for Nintendo Switch, which the company announced earlier this year would be priced at $39.99 for Nintendo Switch compared to the $29.99 price point of the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC that the company stated was “due to the additional development, manufacturing, and publishing costs” that would be involved with a port of the title on Switch.
Following the feedback from consumers, Grey Box explained in a statement that the digital release of Rime on Nintendo Switch will now be adjusted to a cost of $29.99 on the eShop, putting it at the same price point as the PS4, Xbox One, and PC editions of the game.
The game’s physical release will still be kept at a $39.99 price point as the company “can’t lower the price without selling at a loss,” though the company will be providing a download code with the physical version of Rime on Nintendo Switch for the game’s complete soundtrack by composer David Garcia.
The download code will provide the full soundtrack and score for the game through Bandcamp, which the company explains is also going to be sold in a standalone release for $9.99 – effectively making the physical release for Rime the same as buying the digital version along with the soundtrack.
Rime will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 26th, 2017, while a Nintendo Switch version of the game will be arriving later this summer, which Grey Box hopes to have a release date “announced shortly” for the Switch edition of the game, according to their update.