Tequila Works talks Rime Switch port challenges, possibility of using HD Rumble, more
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News | 8 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: GameReactor has now clarified that the team is targeting 720p in both docked and portable modes.
Original: GameReactor recently chatted with Rime creative director Raúl Rubio and game designer Kevin Cerdá. The two developers were able to comment specifically about the game’s version on Switch.
Rubio started out by saying that Tequila Works was “glad that Nintendo was interested in Rime, but as you can guess it’s still a lot of work.”
Cerdá followed up on Rubio’s words by weighing in on the challenges with bringing Rime to Switch:
Rime: digital version is not getting a price drop in Australia
Posted on 3 months ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Some unfortunate news for you Australians out there: There has been a bit of controversy recently over the price of the Switch version of Rime, which was initially announced as costing more than other versions of the game. Yesterday, publisher Grey Box announced that the digital Switch version of the game is now going to cost $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99 instead of $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 in North America, Europe and the UK, respectively, while the physical versions will remain at the higher price point, but come with a download code for the game’s soundtrack.
Vooks inquired about the situation in the Australian market – and as it turns out, the digital version is not getting a price drop there. Both the digital and the physical version will cost $79.95AU. Like in other regions, however, the physical version will come with a download code for the soundtrack.
Luckily the Switch is region free, so Australians can just access another region’s eShop and download the game there at a lower price point.
Rime’s digital version now costs $10 less on Switch, physical version to come with soundtrack code
Posted on 3 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 3 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
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
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.
Rime up for pre-order on Amazon, can be reserved for $30 instead of $40
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
Update 3: Pre-orders are closed off again, likely to correct the error.
Update 2: Back up for pre-order on Amazon here. The main price error has been fixed, as it’s now $40. However, if you have Prime, the error is still there, and you can save $16 (thanks Steven L). This will likely be addressed soon.
Update: Amazon has closed off pre-orders, unsurprisingly.
Original: Amazon now has the Switch version of Rime up for pre-order. We heard that this version of the game will be $40, but the retailer is currently offering it for $30. It’s undoubtedly a price error and one that will be fixed soon, but for now you can save $10 here.
A half hour of Rime footage
Posted on 4 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 5 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 5 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.