Adventure game Rime now receives a release date for its Nintendo Switch port. As some may know, the game previously saw a release back in May for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. While news of a Switch version is nothing new, fans now have a target date to look forward to.
Rime Release Date for the Nintendo Switch
As reports reveal, the Switch port for Rime is slated to see a release this November. In particular, it will be made available on November 14 in North America. Europe, meanwhile, will have Rime on November 17.
Initially, news of Rime coming to the Switch sparked a bit of controversy with its announcement. This is due to publisher Grey Box’s statements on the game’s price for the Switch. Allegedly, the game was said to cost fans $40 for the Switch port. Naturally, this prompted some criticism, as the price is $10 more than its cost on other platforms.
Due to the backlash, Grey Box later amended its statement regarding Rime’s price. Now, the game’s digital edition will cost players $30. This is the same price it would cost fans utilizing other platforms. It’s worth noting, however, that the special, physical version of the game will still be priced at $40. Still, this edition will at least come with a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack.
On top of the game soundtrack, the special edition of Rime will also come with an exclusive box. Additionally, it will include an art book and a map of the game’s island. Preorders for the special edition are already available.
What is Rime?
For those who may not know, Rime is an adventure-puzzle video game developed by Tequila Works. It boasts of a more artistic approach with its visuals and sports “cel-shaded” art style. Due to its artistic manner, the game was later compared to the likes of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It was also compared to titles by Team Ico and Thatgamecompany’s Journey.
Rime follows a boy who ends up washed on the shore of a mysterious island. He is guided by a magical fox as he continues to explore this unknown island. As players proceed through the game, the story slowly begins to unfold. In particular, details on how the boy ended up on the island, to begin with, start to surface as the game progresses.
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