The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch has finally arrived, and it’s nothing short of a triumph. If you had even a fleeting passion for Breath of the Wild, we’d recommend picking up this absolutely massive sequel.
If you don’t already have a copy in hand, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — like all other Switch games — is available digitally from the Nintendo eShop. If you’re looking for a physical copy of the game, Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, or Walmart are your best bet.
While pre-order bonuses for Tears of the Kingdom have dried up since the game’s release, GameStop is currently featuring a promotion through May 20 that allows you to get a copy of the game for just $20 if you trade in two eligible titles. It may not be quite as cool as its wooden pre-order perk, or a Guardian Sword++ made of stained glass, but it’s not a bad deal if you’ve got a couple of older games collecting dust on your shelf.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collector’s edition
Sadly, every opportunity so far to buy the $129.99 collector’s deluxe edition of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is like lightning: it arrives without warning, and ends just as swiftly. Even though the chances are high it’s not available when you’re looking at this, you can see what it includes over at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Amazon.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED
If you want to go all-in on your Zelda fandom, Nintendo’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED is now available for $359.99, the same price as Nintendo’s other limited-edition consoles (note: it doesn’t include the game). The special edition Switch is functionally identical to the Nintendo Switch OLED that debuted in October 2021, with its 7-inch 720p OLED screen and 64 GB of internal storage, but its Joy-Con controllers and dock are gilded with runic inscriptions inspired by Tears of the Kingdom.
Update (May 12): Updated the post to reflect the game’s release, removing pre-order options. Added GameStop’s trade-in promotion.