With just three months to go until launch, Nintendo showed off new gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom during the latest Nintendo Direct. The highly anticipated sequel launches on May 12, and it will be the first Nintendo-published Switch game to retail for $70. Retailers temporarily stopped taking preorders ahead of the pricing change, but Tears of the Kingdom is now available to preorder again. Nintendo also announced a $130 Collector’s Edition and a new Link Amiibo, both of which will be available on May 12, too. Preorders for the Collector’s Edition and Amiibo aren’t live yet.
It’s unclear at this time what retailers will do for customers who had already locked in a Tears of the Kingdom preorder at the $60 price point. All major retailers were taking preorders since last September. We’d suggest you keep your preorder and wait to see if the retailer reaches out to you to cancel or adjust the price to the new MSRP.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Preorder Bonuses
Nintendo games rarely receive official preorder bonuses, but it’s fairly common for major retailers to offer unique goodies–typically small collectibles or trinkets–to incentivize buying Nintendo games from a particular store. We’ll update this preorder guide with new offers as we see them.