Our latest look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the hotly-anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild, came during the most recent Nintendo Direct. And during this digital presentation, it was also confirmed that Tears of the Kingdom will be getting a swanky Collector’s Edition, and a new Link amiibo figure will launch alongside the game.
Due to release on May 12 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, Tears of the Kingdom will see the Link embark on another epic quest in the land of Hyrule. This time the focus seems to be on exploration in the sky, and it's a safe bet that the evil Gannon and Princess Zelda will be involved in some capacity.
With launch day just a few months away, Nintendo is now ramping up its Tears of the Kingdom preorder push, and the game’s Collector’s Edition is already attracting plenty of interest from Zelda fans. For reference, the deluxe edition of Breath of the Wild very quickly sold out at retailers and has now become a very hard-to-find item for collectors — and we expect the same will happen here.
The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition will retail for $129, meanwhile the base game will cost $69 (it's the first Nintendo game on the Switch with this larger price tag). A new Link amiibo is launching the same day and will cost $15, that's the standard price of an amiibo figure.
It seems fairly likely that you’ll need to reserve a Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition and the new Link amiibo if you want any chance of getting them at launch. So we’ve put together this handy guide to help you avoid paying scalper prices. Here’s everything you need to know about how to preorder Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition.
Where to preorder Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition
As of Wednesday, February 22, no retailers are currently taking preorders for the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition on Nintendo Switch. Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop took preorders earlier this month but the limited stock was quickly snapped up.
We’re diligently watching retailers to ensure you don’t miss your chance to preorder a collector’s edition. And while nothing is confirmed, we're hoping to see additional preorder opportunities in the run-up to launch. Be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll update you when we receive fresh restock information.
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition: $129 @ Walmart
Out of stock: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition was made available to preorder at Walmart, but very quickly sold out. We're hoping the national retailer will have additional stock at some point before launch but this hasn't been confirmed.
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition: $129 @ Best Buy
Out of stock: Best Buy was the first retailer with a listing for the Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition. The electronics retailer took preorders earlier this week (Feb. 8) and has been sporadically restocking since. We recommend keeping a close eye on this page so you don't miss out in the case of another drop.
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition: $129 @ GameStop
Out of stock: GameStop's listing page for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition is now live, and the gaming retailer began taking preorders yesterday (Feb. 9). It sold out in just a few minutes, but could have a second wave of stock in the near future.
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition: £109 @ Game
Out of stock: U.K. entertainment retailer Game took preorders of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition earlier this month, but as of writing, is currently sold out. The premium edition of the Nintendo Switch game will cost £109 in the U.K.
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: $69 @ Amazon
Amazon is now taking preorders of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch. The retailer hasn't confirmed yet if it will offer any exclusive extras for preordering, but feel free to place your order now. Best Buy and GameStop are also taking preorders at the same price if you'd prefer to shop at a different retailer. We're still awaiting an Amazon listing for the Collector's Edition.
Where to preorder Link (Tears of the Kingdom) amiibo
As of Wednesday, February 22, the new Link amiibo that will launch alongside the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game is available to preorder at GameStop. It will cost $15, and unlock an exclusive cosmetic skin for Link's paraglider tool.
Link (Tears of the Kingdom) amiibo: $15 @ GameStop
IN STOCK: GameStop is currently taking preorders of the new Link amiibo that will release in tandem with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It will unlock an exclusive paraglider skin in the game as well as give you extra materials and weapons.
Link (Tears of the Kingdom) amiibo: $15 @ Best Buy
SOLD OUT: Best Buy was the first retailer to take preorders of the new Link amiibo, and it's also the first to sell out. We could see a second preorder wave over the next few weeks, or we may see additional stock made available on launch day.
Link (Tears of the Kingdom) amiibo: £29 @ Amazon
IN STOCK: Over in the U.K., the new Link amiibo can now be preordered from Amazon. Bizarrely it's currently listed for £29, which is double the price of a regular amiibo figure, we're hoping this is just a listing error and it will be reduced to a more reasonable price before launch. But if you want to lock in your order now, it's currently in stock.
What’s in the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition?
The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition is set to release alongside the base game on May 12, and will retail for $129 — but we suspect unprepared gamers will face the grim prospect of coughing up even more after resellers hoover much of the available stock (but we’re here to help prevent that being you).
While the Breath of the Wild Collector’s Edition included a replica model of Link’s iconic Master Sword, the Tears of the Kingdom version is a little more lowkey. It includes a physical copy of the full game, an artbook (unconfirmed whether it’s hardback or not), a steel book case with custom artwork, an Iconart steel poster and a set of pin badges.
That’s a very decent range of extras, and we definitely think this collector’s edition justifies its extra cost. Launching alongside it will be a brand new Link amiibo figure that can be used in the game to access materials and weapons, as well as an exclusive cosmetic skin for Link’s paraglider tool.