The visually stunning indie game RiME is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 14 in North America and on November 17 in Europe. Tequila Works and Grey Box announced the Switch port today, which will bring the game to its fourth platform.
The puzzle-adventure game will be available via Nintendo's eShop for $30 USD / €35 / £30 or physically for $40 USD / €45 / £40. The physical release includes a download code for the game's soundtrack, which might be worth the extra dollars depending on how much you like game soundtracks. Personally, I'd settle for the download, especially if you have the space to spare on your Switch's SD card.
"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."
Originally announced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in 2013, Rime was re-revealed as a multi-platform game back in January. The game was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in May.
The game itself is visually gorgeous and has enough of a story to make up for some of the less ingenious aspects of its gameplay. RiME should feel pretty familiar to most gamers, especially fans of indie titles.
RiME is an emotional journey of discovery inspired by literature like The Little Prince, the films of Studio Ghibli and Ray Harryhausen, the art of Joaquín Sorolla, and the gorgeous terrain of the Mediterranean coast. As a young boy shipwrecked alone on a mysterious island, players will explore a world of natural beauty filled with wild creatures, ancient ruins and thoughtful puzzles that play with light, sound, perspective and time.