Back in March, developer Grey Box announced that their upcoming puzzle adventure game RIME would be sold at a higher price in its Switch version ($10/£10 more expensive to be precise), hiding their commercial move behind “costs of development, manufacturing and publishing” reasons. Without much surprise, Switch owners started to rage and complain, some even cursed them to walk barefoot on LEGO bricks. So the guys at Grey Box thought about how they could provide a fair deal to Switch players without selling at loss, and came back with something.
First off, the digital version of RIME on Nintendo Switch has been lowered in price and is now set at $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. Just like on the other platforms. As for the physical version, they apparently can’t lower the price without selling at loss. So they decided to add value to the Switch physical copies, by adding a download code for the soundtrack by David Garcia (sample below), sold separately at $10 for all other formats. Not a bad deal indeed, it’ll be up to you to decide if that’s fair or just go on the eShop.
However, no sign of a release date. Last time we checked, RIME was still planned for this Summer on Nintendo Switch. We’ll keep you updated when the date is set.
Grey Box’s goals are to provide a great product at a great value. We hope you’ll find this new offering to be fair. Personally, we’re excited about it, because we want as many people as possible to hear David’s music! Regardless, we can assure you that no matter which version of RiME you play – and we hope to have a Switch version release date announced shortly – you’re going to have an amazing and touching experience. Thanks very much for your support!