The beautiful indie puzzle-adventure game Rime was one of the first third-party titles confirmed for Nintendo Switch, but an actual release date has alluded us until now. Developer Tequila Works confirmed that the game will launch on Switch on November 14th in North America and on November 17th in Europe.
Rime has been out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC since May, and Switch owners have been waiting for their chance to try out the game. Publisher Grey Box originally stated that it would cost $40 on Switch — $10 more than the other platforms. Following public backlash, Grey Box decided the digital version of Rime would cost $30, but the special physical version will still set you back $40. It also comes with a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack.
“As big fans of Nintendo, we truly appreciate our fans’ patience as Tantalus and Tequila Works continue working on Rime on Nintendo Switch,” said Tequila Works CEO and creative director Raúl Rubio Munárriz. “We are all committed to making sure all players get the high-quality experience they deserve.”
Rime has been compared to several other games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Ico, Journey, and Shadow of the Colossus. Tequila Works describes the experience as “a single-player puzzle adventure game about a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. Players must use their wits to decipher the challenges and secrets of an expansive world strewn with rugged terrain, wild creatures and the crumbling ruins of a long-forgotten civilization.”
It’s received mixed reviews, with IGN and Polygon giving it a 6.5, GameSpot a 6, Metacritic an 80%, and players on Steam gave “very positive” scores. Our own Matthew Owen gave Rime an 8.75. Read his full thoughts on the game and decide for yourself if its worth the buy.
Rime is already out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will release on Nintendo Switch November 14th in North America and on November 17th in Europe.