Grey Box is looking to make RiME a little cheaper on Nintendo Switch.
RiME stoked quite a bit of controversy back in March when publisher Grey Box revealed that the game would cost $39.99 on Nintendo Switch as both a digital download and retail product. This upset quite a few fans as the game is $29.99 on every other platform. Grey Box did apologize for the pricing, and noted it was caused due to additional development, manufacturing, and publishing costs. However, two months later, the company has found a solution.
The digital version of RiME on Nintendo Switch will now sell for $29.99. This puts RiME’s digital pricing on the same level as the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions.
As for retail, the game will still cost $39.99 on Switch, but Grey Box intends on adding additional value to the package. Every retail copy on Switch will come with a code for a download of the complete soundtrack composed by David Garcia. Seeing as the soundtrack is being sold separately for $10, it’s inclusion as an extra in the Switch version does make up for the higher price. The PS4 and Xbox One retail versions will cost $29.99, but not come with the soundtrack.
RiME is out May 26 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Switch version is set to release later this year.