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RIVE: Ultimate Edition Arrives On Switch This Week With 15% Discount

I originally played RIVE on the Wii U back in 2015 when it was part of Nintendo’s Nindies at E3 promotion. It seemed very promising back then, but the game ran into some trouble and was delayed, and then the Wii U ran into some trouble and was discontinued. So, the team didn’t give up and is now releasing the RIVE: Ultimate Edition on the Switch this Friday!



Since the game was originally promised to be 15% off for those that tried the Wii U demo, Two Tribes is extending that offer to everyone who picks up the game at launch. For the first two weeks on sale it will only cost $12.75 instead of the regular $14.99 asking price.

The Switch version of the game includes some exclusive features. There is a new Copilot Mode that let’s you and another player control the Spider Tank together with 2 Joy-Con controllers for local co-op fun. HD Rumble is included so you’ll feel the action all around you. Over 48 achievements are built into the game for you to discover and unlock. Plus, the game loads faster, plays smoother and has been tweaked to offer the best gaming experience possible. It runs in 1080p and at 60fps on the TV.

We’re looking forward to blowing stuff up this weekend!


Blast your way through insanely spectacular battles in this hard, fast & hilarious action game. Better than ever on Nintendo Switch!

“Some of the most memorable moments in a shoot-em-up in years” – GameSpot

Exclusive to the Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch:

  • Play with a friend in Copilot Mode
  • HD Rumble effects let you truly feel the action
  • More achievements: 48 and counting
  • Loads faster, plays smoother, tweaked to perfection

About RIVE:

Pilot your spider tank as it runs, jumps and shoots its way through hordes of mechanical enemies on land, underwater, in zero gravity and even on a moving train.

RIVE is a modern ode to classic shooters, pumping megapixels at a deliciously smooth 60 frames per second!

  • Hack and control your enemies
  • Upgrade your special attacks, armor and loot magnet
  • Quirky story featuring robot butlers, space loot and clean teeth
  • Daily Challenges and infinite Battle Arenas
  • Speedrun and Single-Credit modes
  • Online leaderboards for all modes and missions

RIVE is Two Tribes’ last game ever, so we hope you appreciate this Ultimate Edition as much as we appreciate our loyal Nintendo fans… that’s YOU!


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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