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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s $70 Price Tag isn’t Nintendo’s New Standard

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo have said that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s $70 price isn’t going to be the standard for all new Nintendo Switch games.

We got a new trailer for this Breath of the Wild follow up at last night’s Nintendo Direct. But what’s soured things a little is that it’s going to cost $69.99, a good $10 more than Nintendo’s other first party titles. However, Nintendo have confirmed Tears of the Kingdom’s price won’t be standard for all first-party titles.

The company responded to Game Informer who, understandably, were a little concerned about the price. The company stated that it would “..determine the suggested retail price for any Nintendo product on a case-by-case basis.”

Does that rule out other games costing as much? No, not at all. But it does serve as some reassurance that Switch game prices won’t be rising across the board. It is in line with some other PlayStation first-party titles, such as God of War: Ragnarok which is also priced at $69.99 digitally.

The good news is that second hand prices for Switch titles tend to remain fairly high. So if you buy a physical copy of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and resell it you shouldn’t lose too much.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches this May 12th. It’ll be availably digitally via the Nintendo eShop or as a physical game.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.