Rime‘s publisher has elected to change the title’s price on the Nintendo Switch to match other platforms, though that comes with a caveat.
Rime is the upcoming adventure title from Tequila Softworks and publisher Grey Box. That publisher initially announced that the title would sell for $29.99 on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version would be $39.99. That $10 price hike didn’t sit well with fans.
Grey Box indicated that the price difference came to cover development costs of the Switch port and the additional manufacturing costs of getting the physical version on the cartridges.
Now, Grey Box has announced that the digital version of Rime on the Nintendo Switch will sell for $29.99, just like its other versions. The physical edition on the Switch, though, will go for $39.99 still. That’s because of the cost of making games on Nintendo’s proprietary cartridge. Grey Box intends to offset that physical cost by including a code to download the game’s soundtrack in the box.
That’s a nice addition for physical owners
Not everyone needs physical versions of games. Those that do, though, are likely to enjoy soundtracks, too. This feels like a nice compromise.
Rime will sell on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 26. The Nintendo Switch version doesn’t have a precise release date yet, but it’s due sometime this summer.