A few weeks ago, Greybox revealed the price for RIME, which is going to be more expensive on Nintendo Switch. This is due to the cost of game cartridge, which is higher than for discs, but also additional development. The problem us, the publisher chose to go with price parity between retail / digital, much to the displeasure of players planning to get the digital version.
But today, Greybox announced that the digital version will now cost $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99, which is the same price as on other platforms.
As for the physical version, it’s unfortunately impossible for them to lower the price while avoind selling at a loss. Therefore, they decided to instead add more value to the package. If you buy the retail version of RIME on Nintendo Switch, you will also get a download code for the full soundtrack (composed by David García).
The code will be redeemable on Bandcamp, where you will be able to choose between multiple high-quality formats. The soundtrack will be sold separately for $10, which means that you will pay the same as someone buying the game on another platform and then deciding to buy the soundtrack separately.
For those who are curious, here’s a sample form the RIME soundtrack (“Alone in the Light”):
RIME (Switch) will be released later this year in Europe and North America.