Rime Gets a Physical Release

The newly re-revealed multiplatform game, Rime, is getting a physical release.

The news comes from retailer listings for the game, both on Amazon (PS4, Xbox One) and Best Buy (PS4, Xbox One). A Nintendo Switch retail version is probably coming, however retailers won’t publish this until after the company’s January 12th event.

Both versions of the game are listed for $29.99, however a price and a release date have not been confirmed yet.

In case you missed it, you can find the game’s new gameplay trailer here.



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  1. GameZard
    January 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Nice price.

  2. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Be prepared for this, and all other multiplat games, to sell the most on Switch.


  3. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    January 4, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    More like #Bait&Switch

  4. Mr0303
    January 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I’m happy that the game is getting a physical release. 30$ is not something I’m willing to pay for a digital game, but that is a good price for a retail game.

    I’ll need to see some more gameplay before deciding on buying it. The development troubles are worrisome.

  5. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 4, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    We’ve already seen with Wii U games that receive fair treatment that these kinds of games vastly outperform other consoles. Shovel Knight, Freedom Planet, and Shantae have all done really really well in spite of Wii U’s ‘low’ install base, typically outperforming them.

    The only reason this doesn’t happen is when the games are sabotaged in some way, like the Watch Dogs delay. And with the Switch’s new feature of taking your favorite games with you anywhere… well, there will simply be no real interest in non Nintendo consoles anymore.

    Companies like EA are in full SHUT IT DOWN mode because they really don’t want to compete with Nintendo on their own hardware, but at this point the writing is on the wall. Develop for Nintendo, or you will be left behind.

  6. Bitterbear
    January 4, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Plot twist: The physical copy is just an empty box and in it there’s a strip of paper with a Steam download code.

  7. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    January 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Games are the lifeblood of a console. I wouldn’t draw any conclusions until the launch games are announced. Multiplats are good and all but exclusives are all I give a shit about it. It’s the only reason for buying a console.

  8. Eden
    January 5, 2017 at 6:15 am

    You’re right, when it comes to console, it’s all about exclusives. That being said, I’ve heard of some pretty good exclusives coming for the Switch and not just the same old Pokemon, Mario, Zelda, etc. (Which are all coming as well).

    We’ll just have to wait until January 12th. I’m hoping Nintendo gets that Beyond Good & Evil exclusive that’s been rumored as well.

  9. Joe
    January 5, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Nintendo always gets a few banner 3rd party exclusives in the first year or two of their systems, then support completely vanishes after that.

  10. Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    January 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I heard that the NA Minecraft version for the Vita did that while over at EU, they have an actual cartridge, that would blow so much if what you just said is true.

  11. Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    January 5, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    First off, I am glad it’s getting a physical edition but my expectations for this game are low, I might as well wait and see what everyone has to say. It’s been in development hell, went from PS exclusive to multiplat (which is not a problem to me) due to some kind of falling out between Sony and the studio which kinda worries. Sure The Last Guardian was in DH but it turned out amazing, haven’t played FFXV (not a big FF fan) but I heard it went well for it too.