The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom is the first $70 game on Switch
Nintendo confirmed that The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom would be the first Switch game to retail for $70—about Php 3,800 as of press time.
Following Nintendo’s surprise Direct earlier today, the company inadvertently revealed the Breath of the Wild sequel’s price point on their website. While the company initially pulled the listing from the site, it later put out a press release confirming that the new Zelda game would have a $70 price point. (Read: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 gets a new name, release date)
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: An epic adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule awaits. In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom? In addition to the standard version, which will be available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition will release on launch day at a suggested retail price of $129.99, and includes a physical version of the game, an artbook with concept art, a Steelbook case, an Iconart steel poster and a set of four pin badges.
As noted above, the press release also confirmed that Tears of the Kingdom will also get a collectors edition that will retail for $129.99 (Php 7,020).
The new price point makes the new Zelda the first Switch game to retail at $70, raising the possibility of future games on the system retailing at that price. While, prices of games on other platforms, such as PlayStation 5, have already gone up to that price point, Switch games have mostly stayed below $60, until now.
That said, despite the higher price, there’s still a way to purchase the Zelda game for less than its $70 suggested retail price by using Nintendo voucher program for Switch games. The latter allows buyers to pay $100 (Php 5500) for two vouchers, each of which can be used to redeem a game from a specific list. Said list now includes Tears of the Kingdom, allowing savvy buyers to purchase it for only $40 (Php 2200) if they’re willing to buy another game at full price.
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