Excitement is at an all-time high as Nintendo Switch users can now preload The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, this year’s highly anticipated release. The game, which is available for digital installation, is set to officially release on Thursday, May 11th, at 9 PM PT or 12 AM ET the next day.
Size and Availability of the Game
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has managed to generate quite a lot of buzz ahead of its release and it’s not hard to see why. It’s predicted to be one of the biggest games of the year and as of now, the game can be preloaded on Nintendo Switch. The overall file size is reportedly 16.2GB (down 2GB from earlier listings), which is a manageable size depending on the internet speed of the user. Though the game can be preloaded, it can only be officially played from May 11th onwards.
Pricing and Pre-Order Options
The standard edition of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is currently available for pre-order and has a price tag of $70. This marks a $10 increase from the standard pricing for previous Nintendo Switch games. Fans of the series can also opt for the Collector’s Edition, which is priced at $130. Both the standard and collector’s editions of the game can be pre-ordered from the Nintendo Switch store.
Furthermore, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is part of the Nintendo Game Voucher program. This means that players can save a little money by using the voucher instead of buying the game at full price.
The Game’s Anticipation and Legacy
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year. Fans of the game series and casual gamers alike are eagerly waiting for its release and it’s not hard to see why. Its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, was a commercial and critical success, garnering praise from fans and critics alike. It’s estimated that the game sold 29 million copies, cementing its place as one of the most successful games of all time.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s arrival on Nintendo Switch is one of the biggest events in gaming this year. The game’s pre-order and digital download options, along with a $10 increase in price, have been closely followed by fans around the world. With its predecessor’s legacy to live up to, Tears of the Kingdom is expected to be one of the top-selling games of 2023.