RiME eShop Price Lowered, Switch Retail Copies Come With Soundtrack

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.

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  • DrearierSpider

    Cartridges fucking things up for Nintendo again, and this time they’re passing it on to consumers. At least the publisher made things right in this case.

  • Mr0303

    It’s kind of bad that the NS version is more expensive. I wonder if this is due to the cartridges. It would be interesting to compare other third party games that are coming out for all systems and whether this
    will become a trend.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Rime is the only example I can think of.

  • garf02

    the guys just wanted to charge more and used the cartridge as excuse. then world crumbled over them and now they are making up shit. cartridge at best add 1-2$ in production over the cent from BD, not 10$, and that difference you count it on the total expenses of the game and project extra needed sales

    the only reason they are adding the OST to the physical version is cause if they make the cut, it will mean they were able from the start to sell at normal price but tried to hiked it

  • garf02

    this will be a good point, were not they are the only one so far do it and blaming it on the cartridges