Grey Box announced that RiME will be heading to the Nintendo Switch later this year in the fall starting November 14th in North America and on November 17th in Europe.
The game will be available digitally for $29.99. A special physical edition of RiME will be available featuring the full game and a digital download code for the game’s original soundtrack composed by David Garcia Diaz and featuring popular YouTuber Lindsey Sterling, for $39.99.
The game is arriving far later than the other home consoles and PC versions of RiME, which launched back in late May, earlier this year. There’s a lengthy gap between the original release of the game and its appearance on the Nintendo Switch, which could drastically affect the game’s sales.
Then again, maybe Tequila Works and Grey Box wanted to ensure that the game was fixed up right proper for release to avoid the controversy they ran into during the original launch week of the game, which consisted of the Denuvo DRM causing major slowdown for the PC version of the game. The developers responded by saying that they would remove the DRM if crackers could crack it. A day later the game was cracked.
To their credit, Tequila Works did update RiME and removed the Denuvo DRM.
Hopefully the Switch version doesn’t suffer from the same sort of performance issues that the other platforms had during the game’s initial release. Heck, some people might even consider it as the other platforms working as a beta testing platform for the Switch version.
The game itself is a platforming adventure game, sharing a lot in common with The Legend of Zelda or other puzzle-oriented 3D adventure titles.
Graphically the game looked quite striking, but that soundtrack… man oh man did Diaz and Sterling work some magic with RiME’s musical canvas to create an exotic tapestry of both emotional and poignantly harmonic moments.
Anyway, you can look for RiME to go live digitally or physically for the Nintendo Switch starting November 14th this fall.