Rime’s digital version now costs $10 less on Switch, physical version to come with soundtrack code
Posted on 7 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 31 Comments | 0 Likes
It was announced a couple of months ago that Rime would be priced at $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 on Switch. That’s despite the fact that all other versions will be sold for $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. Naturally, people weren’t happy about the $10 price hike, but publisher Grey Box is looking to soften the blow.
Rime’s digital version will now cost $10 less, down to $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. Although the physical version’s price isn’t changing, it will now include a printed code for a download of the full soundtrack, which will normally cost $10 on its own.
Grey Box reiterated today that the original price difference comes down to “the additional development, manufacturing, and publishing costs” on Switch. If it were any lower, Rime would be sold at a loss.
Below is the full message from Grey Box:
New Rime footage
Posted on 7 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
IGN has a pair of new videos up for Rime with gameplay. In addition to an enemy encounter, we also have some footage of an underwater area. Both videos are included below.
Rime developer diary #3
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The second developer diary is now online for Rime. For the new video, developers from Tequila Works talk about the process of making a puzzle adventure game that’s both accessible and intuitive while still feeling fun and rewarding. Have a look below.
Rime developer diary #2
The second developer diary is now online for Rime. For the new video, developers from Tequila Works team talk about the artwork and music that shaped the game. Have a look below.
A half hour of Rime footage
Posted on 8 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
YouTube channel Two Angry Gamers TV has a half hour of footage up from Rime, which is coming soon to Switch. See the video for gameplay below.
Rime developer diary #1
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch eShop, Videos | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
The first developer diary is now online for Rime. For the new video, developers from Tequila Works team talk about the origins and influences that shaped the game. Have a look below.
Rime’s publisher says “cost of manufacturing” contributing to higher price on Switch as well
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 61 Comments | 0 Likes
Along with a new release window for Rime, a physical version and price point were announced for the game yesterday. On Switch, it’ll cost $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 whereas other versions are $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99.
Grey Box, Rime’s publisher, already said that “prices for our products based on the costs of development and publishing for each specific platform”. Adding to this, the company now tells Kotaku that “cost of manufacturing is also a factor”.
The news obviously hasn’t been going over well. We’ll just have to hope that this isn’t a trend that continues on Switch.
Grey Box on why Rime’s Switch version costs more
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 56 Comments | 0 Likes
Rime is due out later on Switch than other platforms, and when it does, it’ll be $10 more. Grey Box has since commented on the price increase with Eurogamer.
“We set prices for our products based on the costs of development and publishing for each specific platform,” the publisher said.
Rime on Switch will be the same as other versions, “though with the added freedom to take the adventure anywhere using the Switch’s portable functionality”. Tequila Works and Switch-specific developer Tantalus are “investigating the use of Switch-specific features, but we cannot confirm anything at the moment”.
Rime pushed back slightly on Switch, physical version confirmed
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 29 Comments | 0 Likes
Originally, Rime was targeted to launch for Switch in May alongside other platforms. However, it’s now seeing a slight delay.
Grey Box, Six Foot, and developer Tequila Works announced today that Rime’s primarily launch is set for May 26. It will ship shortly after on Switch.
The delay is a bit disappointing, but on the bright side, Rime is officially getting a retail release. We’ve included Rime’s boxart below.
The one strange thing here is Rime’s price. Today’s announcement mentions that the game will cost $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 on Switch, while other versions are $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99.
Source: Grey Box PR
Rime will clock in at 8-10 hours on average, no plans for DLC currently
Posted on 9 months ago by Zack in News, Switch eShop | 14 Comments | 0 Likes
Rime developers Tequila Works recently spoke about their game with Wccftech.com. We’ve picked out some of the more relevant pieces of new information and collected them below.
On the length and replayability of the game:
(Kevin Sardà – Lead Designer) The duration of the game will largely depend on each player’s play style and how he or she would like to immerse into the exploration of the island and unlocking all the secrets it keeps. If if you really want to take your time and collect all the secrets, you might well end up in the 8-10 hours range , but it could take a couple hours fewer or a couple hours more. As for replayability, the story of RiME has a very well defined ending, which everybody will experience when they finish the game, but there is a good chance players might miss several secrets and collectibles in their first playthrough, and those items are not there as mere cosmetic additions or to artificially increase the time you spend in the game, but they offer deeper understanding about the story. We expect a good deal of players will revisit the island in order to get the whole picture!