Rime gets its release dates and prices set, Switch version more expensive

By Melvyn Tan on Mar 9, 2017

Image source: Tequila Works website
Image source: Tequila Works website

Puzzle adventure game Rime will release on May 26 on PS4, Xbox One and PC, announced publisher Grey Box, Six Foot, and indie developer Tequila Works, in both retail and digital format. It'll come with a suggested retail price of $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99, or RM133.76.

For the Nintendo Switch however, the game will come "shortly afterward", with no exact date given. It's a shame, given that the Switch and its portability seems like a suitable console for it. What's confirmed is the price, which is $10 higher than the game's other versions at $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99, or RM178.36. The press release did not come with an explanation for either the later date or the more expensive price.

Rime wasn't intended to be released on the Nintendo Switch, originally. In fact, it was first revealed in 2013 and was announced as a PS4 exclusive. That changed when its re-reveal trailer came out on January and the game became known as a multi-platform title.

As for the game, Rime, stylized as RiME, is "a single-player puzzle adventure game about discovery, experienced through the eyes of a young boy who awakens on a mysterious island after shipwrecking off its coast. Players must navigate the island’s secrets by making use of light, sound, perspective and even time. Inspired by the rugged, sunbaked terrain of the Mediterranean coast, RiME paints its breathtaking world with a fusion of vibrant colours and moving musical undertones to set the stage for the deeply personal journey that awaits within."

Tequila Works' website offers further intriguing details, including "challenges and secrets of an expansive world strewn with rugged terrain, wild creatures and the crumbling ruins of a long-forgotten civilization", while the re-reveal trailer showed off balls with legs and other sights. It's quite a pretty-looking game too, and the soundtrack in the re-reveal trailer was a delight to hear.

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