After announcing in March that RiME was delayed for Switch and would cost 10$ more on the console, publisher Grey Box has announced their plans to sweeten the deal for Nintendo Switch owners.
In a blog post on their site, Grey Box said:
Back in March, we announced that the Nintendo Switch version of RiME was going to be released at $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99. The reason for the higher price was due to the additional development, manufacturing, and publishing costs involved with that port. While some were understanding of these go-to-market costs, there were still a number of folks who weren’t happy. We totally understand: nobody wants to pay higher prices. At Grey Box, we are determined to provide a fair deal for everyone around. […]
So, here’s what we’re doing. First off, the digital version of RiME on Nintendo Switch will now cost $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99, the same price as the game on other platforms. […] For the Nintendo Switch version of RiME, all physical copies will include a printed code for a download of the complete, beautiful soundtrack […] You will be able to download the music via Bandcamp in one of the multiple high-quality formats. The soundtrack is planned on being sold separately for $10 in the US (and equivalent prices elsewhere), and so the value you’re going to get out of this will be the same as somebody who purchased a different version of RiME, and then bought the soundtrack. […] we can assure you that no matter which version of RiME you play – and we hope to have a Switch version release date announced shortly – you’re going to have an amazing and touching experience. Thanks very much for your support!
RiME launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC May 26th for 30$. The Nintendo Switch version will release sometime later this summer.