It seems like we've been waiting forever, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has finally arrived. One of the biggest games of the year, it came out May 12, 2023 alongsidLotse a collector's edition, various Link amiibo, a Zelda-themed Switch OLED console, and more accessories. We have details on everything below. Also be sure to check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review to find out why our critic loved this game so much.
- Where to Buy the Game
- Zelda-Themed Switch OLED
- Tears of the Kingdom Official Guide
- Pro Controller and Carrying Case
- Tears of the Kingdom Link amiibo
- Other Link amiibo Reprints
- Zelda on the IGN Store
- Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Standard Edition)
- Get it at Amazon - $69.00
- Get it at Best Buy - $69.99
- Get it at Gamestop - $69.99
- Get it at Walmart - $69.00
- Get it at eShop (digital) - $69.99
- Get it at GAME (UK) - £59.99
- Get it at Amazon UK - £59.99
This is the first Nintendo Switch game that costs $69.99, or £59.99 in the UK, both in physical and digital form. While that's disappointing, it was inevitably going to happen at some point, as that's already the price for many PS5 and Xbox Series X|S games. But if you buy it at SuperShop and enter code IGNZLDA at checkout, you'll get it for $59.99.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED
If you want a drop-dead gorgeous new Zelda-themed model of the Switch OLED, you can grab one right here.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Official Guide
Based on everything we've seen so far, Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be a truly massive game with tons of things to do and surprises to find. You can get some help on that front with the official guide to the game, available in collector's and standard editions.
Tears of the Kingdom Switch Pro Controller and Carry Case
Also available are a Zelda-themed Pro Controller (sold out at the time of this writing) and a Switch carrying case.
Link - Tears of the Kingdom amiibo
- Get it at Amazon - $15.99
- Get it at Best Buy - $15.99
- Get it at GameStop - $15.99
- Get it at Walmart - $15.99
It would hardly be a Zelda game if Nintendo didn't release an amiibo alongside it. This is the Tears of the Kingdom Link amiibo, set to release May 12, the same day as the game.
Other Link amiibo Reprints
In addition to the Tears of the Kingdom amiibo above, Nintendo has reprinted previous Link amiibos. They're out now as well, though they're hard to find in stock.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Is Game Voucher Eligible
- Get Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers - $99.98 (Nintendo Switch Online membership required)
One of the benefits a Nintendo Switch Online membership is that it lets you use Game Vouchers. The idea is, you buy a pair of game vouchers for $99.98, and you can use them on eligible digital games on the eShop, effectively making each game cost $49.99.
Since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom normally costs $69.99, using a voucher basically gets you a $20 discount. Not too shabby if you're an NSO member looking to buy the game in digital format.
Zelda on the IGN Store
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition
Nintendo has released a collector's edition of the game for $129.99. It's going in and out of stock like wild this morning, so click through all the retailers to see if it's available if you want one.. Here's what's included in the collector's edition of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:
- Art book
- Pin set
- Steelbook case
- Iconart poster
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Trailer
What Is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?
First announced with a teaser trailer at E3 2019 (RIP), Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. To say expectations are high would be underselling it. Many fans agree that BotW is one of -- if not the -- best games ever made. Nintendo has been playing its cards close to the vest, mostly just showing Link's new abilities in a gameplay reveal last month.
Tears of the Kingdom takes place in the same version of Hyrule as Breath of the Wild. You can see similar landmarks in the new footage. This time around, though, a bunch of islands are floating in the sky, and Link can go up to them and skydive back down. There's also an enormous underground area.
The controversial weapon durability is back, and Link's new abilities include rewinding time on an object. So if a platform falls from the sky world, for instance, Link can hop on it and reverse its time to make it float back up, carrying him like an elevator to the clouds. Check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review for more details.
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