The long-awaited Ico-inspired adventure from Tequila Works, Rime, finally gets a release date and price, but will curiously cost more the Nintendo Switch.
Rime was first seen at Sony’s Gamescom conference back in 2013. Since then, the game’s Spanish developer, Tequila Works, acquired the rights to the game from Sony and secured publishers in Grey Box and Six Foot. This allowed the game to release on multiple platforms, such as PC, Xbox One and Nintendo’s latest, the Switch. Now, the game finally has a release date, over three year since its reveal.
Rime will launch on 26th May on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The Switch version will follow shortly, but no specific date has been announced yet. All platforms will see both physical and digital releases of the game.
On PS4, Xbox One and PC, the game will be priced at $29.99, €34.99 or £29.99. The Switch version, however, will cost more: $39.99, €44.99 or £39.99. According to a FAQ received by Eurogamer, Grey Box said “We set prices for our products based on the costs of development and publishing for each specific platform”. While the Switch version of the game will be identical to other versions, it will, of course, be the only version of the game you can take with you, all portable-like. Unless, of course, you have a computer strapped to your back.
Rime, which has drawn comparisons to Ico, Journey and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, is a game about a young boy trapped on an island following a shipwreck. After regretting not making a desert island mixtape, he begins solving puzzles on the island and undergoing a deeply personal journey while running away from large, scary bird… dinosaur… things. It comes to us from Tequila Works, the developers of side-scrolling zombie survival game Deadlight.