Nintendo lists Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at $70
UPDATE: Now confirmed, and £60 in the UK.
UPDATE 11.30pm UK: Nintendo has now officially opened its own pre-orders for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and confirmed its $70 price point. Here in the UK, it's £60.
We're still waiting to hear the price for Tears of the Kingdom's collector's edition, which includes an artbook, Steelbook case, poster and pin badges.
Tonight, Nintendo also revealed a new amiibo figure of Link that grants access to materials and weapons, as well as a special fabric for Link's paraglider. Tears of the Kingdom? Tears of my wallet, more like.
ORIGINAL STORY 11am UK: Nintendo has listed - then later hid - an official $69.99 price point for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, ahead of tonight's Nintendo Direct broadcast.
Such a price would be a first for the company, though comes as numerous other video game publishers embrace the $70 price point as a new normal.
Typically, big budget Nintendo titles sell at $59.99, making this a potential $10 price increase.
Perhaps notably, GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon have now paused Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-orders in the US (thanks, BenjiSales). These were previously set at the expected $59.99.
Eurogamer has contacted Nintendo UK to ask what the game will cost here.
In the meantime, UK fans are now sharing links to retailers which are still taking pre-orders, in the hope any placed before a potential price rise tonight may still be honoured.
UK folks, here are the cheapest preorders for Zelda TotK:— Pixelpar (@pixelpar) February 8, 2023
- TheGameCollection £49.95 (plus £5 points back for pre-order) https://t.co/RSfxfS01Sg
- ShopTo £49.85 https://t.co/wcEsbR7WPz
- Hit (previously Base) £48.85 https://t.co/RJkaMn3gw2
As a reminder, tonight's Nintendo Direct will kick off at 10pm UK time, with a heavy focus on Switch games due to be released during the first half of 2023.
We're expecting to see plenty of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom then, along with a few other surprises. Join us for our live coverage later!