The latest Zelda game for Nintendo Switch takes players on an adventure in a massive Hyrule and the islands floating above it.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released in 2017 and revolutionized the Zelda series. Players could freely explore the ruined Hyrule and choose their own path to defeat Ganon. At the end of the game, Link and Zelda decided to restore Hyrule’s glory – making it even more beautiful than it originally was.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, but Nintendo has been very secretive about the story details. The company only revealed the game’s title in 2022, because it said it would give away too much. Since then, Nintendo has released several trailers for the game, from which we can extract some information about the gameplay and the story. As we approach the May release date, Nintendo is sharing more and more details, including a 10-minute gameplay demo. Here’s what we know so far.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released on Nintendo Switch on May 12. The game will cost $69.99, the first first-party Nintendo Switch game to carry a higher-than-normal price. A $129.99 collector’s edition will also be available on that day. It includes a physical copy of Tears of the Kingdom, an art book, SteelBook case, an Iconart steel poster and four pins.
Breath of the Wild was released on Nintendo Switch and Wii U in 2017. Tears of the Kingdom will only be available on Nintendo Switch.
Tears of the Kingdom can be pre-ordered from several places, and we have put together a guide on where you can do that, whether you want the base version or the more expensive collector’s edition. Check out the guide for details, but here are some links if you just want to snap it up quickly. There are also different pre-order bonuses, which vary mostly by country.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom $70
Tears of the Kingdom is the long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will be released on May 12.