Rime is set to launch later this month for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, though the game is also set to be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. However, it was going to be coming to Nintendo’s new console with a higher price, and the fact that it would be more expensive on that platform was a move many fans took issue with.
However, today it has been announced that the company will be compromising with fans to make them happy. While the game was originally set to be $39.99 on Nintendo Switch compared to the $29.99 for other platforms, the team has now confirmed that the digital version will be $29.99 just like everywhere else. The physical release will remain $39.99, though it will now be coming with a free digital download code containing the game’s full soundtrack to make the deal a little better. The soundtrack will also be sold on its own, where it will cost $9.99.
As for why the game still has a higher price tag for the Nintendo Switch physical version, the company revealed that they can’t lower the price without selling it at a loss. Additional development, manufacturing and publishing costs are the reason why the game has a higher price tag in the first place. It also won’t be launching alongside the other available platforms, with a release currently slated for Q3 2017. More information on the specific release date will be coming soon.
The announcement ends with the team saying “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!”
Rime will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 26th.