It’ll be $30, just like the other platforms
You might have heard rumblings about the puzzle-adventure game Rime costing more on Nintendo Switch than on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There’s been movement on that front, with publisher Grey Box altering the price point on the eShop and including a pack-in for physical Switch copies.
At it now stands, the eShop version of Rime will cost “$29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99, the same price as the game on other platforms.” (Previously, it was set at $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99.) This needed to happen.
As for the game’s physical edition, the company says it “can’t lower the price without selling at a loss,” so its solution is going to be to include a redeemable code for the soundtrack.
“You will be able to download the music via Bandcamp in one of the multiple high-quality formats. The soundtrack is planned on being sold separately for $10 in the US (and equivalent prices elsewhere), and so the value you’re going to get out of this will be the same as somebody who purchased a different version of Rime, and then bought the soundtrack.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if we see other physical Switch games take a similar approach with pack-ins to help justify their higher pricing. As for Rime, well, here’s hoping it turns out well!