Rime Physical Release on Nintendo Switch Slightly Delayed

The developer behind Rime has announced that the game's Switch physical release will be delayed in North America due to unforeseen circumstances.

on October 29, 2017 2:00 PM

Due to forces outside of their control, the developers behind the adventure-puzzle title Rime announced that the physical Switch version of the game will be delayed by a few days. The digital version is still on track and will release on November 14. It’s important to note that the delay will only be affecting the North American release, the new release date for the physical version now lines up with the European release date. Production delays due to Typhoon Lan are the cause of the trouble.

Earlier this year, Tequila Works announced that they’d be bringing Rime to tbe Nintendo Switch. The game released back in May on other platforms after being in development for several years. DualShockers’ very own Logan Moore got the chance to review the game on PS4 earlier this year.

Rime puts you in the shoes of a boy who washes ashore on a mysterious island. Your goal is to explore the strange island and recollect exactly how you found yourself there.

You can read Tequila Works’ full statement below:

In just a few short weeks RiME will be available to play on the Nintendo Switch, and we could not be more thrilled. RiME has been an amazing project to work on, and it has been an absolute pleasure for everyone on the team watching players explore the depths of The Island and themselves.

During what seems like only a few months since we re-announced RiME, the passion for the project the players and fans of the game shared was palpable. The creativity that surfaced during the months leading up to launch was such an amazing sight to behold. The number of people who have dedicated their own time to create works of art for RiME is amazing. In April, we held a creative contest, and submissions from all over the world flooded our inbox. It took a long time for our panel of judges to pick the winners. With so many amazing pieces, we decided to take the contest a step further and invited some of the entrants to have their artwork featured in a physical manual that will be included with the retail release of RiME, alongside a download code for the Deluxe Soundtrack.

In the interest of transparency and as we approach the final few weeks before the Switch launch, we also wanted to make you aware of a slight delay that is unfortunately outside of our control. Due to unforeseen production delays in Japan (including the effects of Typhoon Lan), we will be pushing the physical retail release in North America back to November 17th (in line with the European digital and physical release). However, the North American digital version will still be available on November 14th as originally planned.

We want to send a special thank you to every person who explored our world, and to those yet to do so. Your gracious patience, kind words, encouragement, and love for RiME will be something that stays with us for all time.

Rime released back in May on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Nintendo Switch version will be available digitally in North America on November 14, and physically on November 17. All European versions of the game will be available on November 17 as well.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.