Get Ready for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Switch Release Time

The long-awaited release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is just around the corner, with gamers eagerly anticipating the sequel to the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful Breath of the Wild. But with the release date fast approaching, many are wondering about the exact time the game will become available, as well as whether pre-loading will be an option.

When will Tears of the Kingdom be available?

As of now, we are still awaiting confirmation on the exact time Tears of the Kingdom will become available. However, a listing on Nintendo’s website provides a clue as to when gamers may be able to jump in and start playing the game.

The listing states that digital software sold both physically and through Nintendo’s online store will “usually” be available starting at 9 PM PT the night before the official release date.

What does this mean for Tears of the Kingdom?

If this does indeed apply to Tears of the Kingdom, gamers can expect to jump in and start playing the game at 9 PM PT on May 11 and 12 AM ET on May 12. However, until Nintendo confirms this information, it is subject to change.

Be mindful of spoilers

While gamers eagerly await the release of Tears of the Kingdom, there have been reports of the game finding its way into the hands of some lucky individuals ahead of its official release. As a result, it’s important to be mindful of spoilers over the next week or so.

Furthermore, former Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime has taken to Twitter to jokingly warn anyone who may have received an early copy of the game, stating that he’s “coming after you.”

High expectations for Tears of the Kingdom

With Breath of the Wild garnering critical acclaim and selling more than 29 million units, expectations are undoubtedly high for Tears of the Kingdom. The sequel has a lot to live up to in terms of both quality and commercial success.

What’s next for the Zelda franchise?

Looking ahead, fans of the Zelda franchise can expect even more exciting content in the future. In a recent interview, Eiji Aonuma, the series’ producer, revealed that the development team has already begun brainstorming the next Zelda game, expressing a desire to continue pushing the boundaries and exploring new gameplay mechanics.

Call-to-action for fans of the Zelda franchise

With Tears of the Kingdom’s release just a few days away, fans of the franchise can show their excitement and support by pre-ordering the game or purchasing it upon release. And as always, be sure to stay up to date on all the latest Zelda news and announcements by following the official Zelda social media channels.


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