The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date is finally here, so let's take a look at this highly anticipated entry into the iconic series.

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The highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date is finally here, we couldn’t be happier. A sequel to Nintendo’s 2017 megahit, it was first announced back at E3 2019, where a short trailer showed off the events following Link’s climactic battle with Calamity Ganon. It provided a somber, even creepy first look at a new Hyrule under greater threat than ever before.

The darker tone and disturbing tease of what looks to be a zombified Ganondorf certainly got BotW fans talking, and we were all abuzz with unbridled excitement. Then, during the Nintendo Direct September 2022 showcase, we finally got a solid release date – and, at long last, this iconic RPG is finally here.

When is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date?

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date was May 12, 2023. That means you’re all set to soar through the skies of Hyrule as you please! To find out more, be sure to check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review.

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Is there a The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collector’s edition?

Yes! Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collector’s edition in a direct, and it features “various items” from the game. There’s a pin set, steelbook, and poster included, and you can find out all about it in our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-order guide.

Is there a The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer?

The first trailer to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arrived in mid-2022, when the game still didn’t have a name. You can see the teaser trailer below.

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You can also watch Link soar through the sky thanks to the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 stream:

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The latest The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom stream showed off even more of the world we’re so close to diving into, which you can check out below.

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There’s a live stream of the final Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer below, featuring three minutes of footage just under a month before release.

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Where can I buy The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Nintendo eStore, as well as on a variety of well-known retailers, including the following:

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