Update February 7, 2023: A $69.99 price tag briefly appeared on the Nintendo eShop listing for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom before being removed. This was a surprise, because the game had been available to preodrer at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop for $59.99 for quite some time. Shortly after, however, all retailers that had offered preorders for Tears of the Kingdom removed the ability to place a preorder.
With a February 2023 Nintendo Direct scheduled for 2 p.m. PT today, it’s possible the game will become available for preorder again, though it’s also possible it will be re-listed for $69.99. We’ll update this page with any new information as it comes in.
The sequel to Breath of the Wild is called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It’s set to release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. Based on the glimpses we’ve seen, the game looks similar to its predecessor, but with a number of exciting new ideas thrown in the mix, including sky-high verticality in the open world. Hopefully we’ll get a much better look during today’s Nintendo Direct.
You don’t have to wait to lock down a copy of the game for yourself. Listings for Tears of the Kingdom are already live at various retailers right now (see it at Amazon, or GAME in the UK).
Preorder The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
So far, the standard edition is all we’re seeing available, and it retails for $59.99. It’s worth noting that Breath of the Wild got a Master Edition that featured a bunch of cool extras. Nothing like that has been announced for Tears of the Kingdom, but if any new editions pop up anywhere, we’ll put them here.
What Is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?
A new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom debuted during the Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2022. You can watch that one below.
First announced with a teaser trailer at E3 2019, Tears of the Kingdom (formerly known as Breath of the Wild 2) is a sequel to what many fans agree is one of the best games ever made. Nintendo has has taken its time and shown relatively little of the game ever since.
The E3 2021 trailer (see above) shows Link skydiving and then paragliding from high in the air above Hyrule. You can clearly see floating landmasses in the sky as well. And after it shows Link use his ability to freeze items and send them hurtling through the air, it also shows him using a flame thrower and teleporting vertically through the stone of one of the floating isles. Hmm.
There’s still plenty we don’t know about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but with the spring 2023 release date announced, we know it won’t be too terribly long before we’ll get to play it for ourselves.