The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Pre-Order Guide

by The Insights

If you are looking to buy a ticket on board the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Train in fashion and pre-order the game before it launches on May 12, you might as well get some cool extra bonuses. Some retailers offer free pre-order incentives like a wooden plaque or art print, which are a nice bonus that don’t cost anything extra. Or, superfans willing to splash the extra cash can get the fancy Collector’s Edition with extensive accessories (if it becomes available again, unfortunately).

So which pre-order method gives you the most benefits? There’s already a method that lets you save $20 on the game, but it’s only on the digital version and exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Here we’ll go over the small handful of pre-order bonuses for the physical edition of tears of the kingdom so you can make your purchase decision in one place, with ease.

Pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with free bonuses

These are the best pre-order incentives tears of the kingdom for its regular price of $69.99 and get a little something extra.

Best Buy includes a free art print with the physical cartridge version of the game. her size.


Best Buy’s pre-order of the new Zelda gets you a free art print, pictured here.

Arguably the most interesting pre-order incentive is GameStop’s offer of a free wooden plaque that looks pretty cool. But the trade-off with this exclusive pre-order freebie is that GameStop requires you to claim it in store. I can’t believe GameStop expects me to come out the day I should be inside play the game non-stop.


GameStop pre-order incentive for tears of the kingdom is an exclusive wooden plaque that must be claimed in store.

Walmart’s incentive is a free Master Sword wall scroll. Unfortunately, after Walmart quickly sold out a gold-colored wall roll limited to 5,000 units, they came back with a black wall roll that sold out, came back, and sold out again. The Black Scroll is also “limited”, but there’s no mention that there’s a set number, so maybe it could pop up once more.


Free pre-order gift from Walmart with tears of the kingdom is a limited wall scroll, shown here and very minimally to scale.

Although a little more expensive at $74.99, we’d be remiss not to point out that Costco is also getting into the pre-order chaos. Currently, the popular wholesale retailer is offering its members a Zelda-inspired PowerA Protection Case with every purchase, which includes a physical version of the upcoming Nintendo Switch title.

Order the Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED Special Edition

We already have a little explainer on where you can get the Nintendo Switch OLED The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Edition, which is now readily available. It’s a handsome console, with gold Joy-Cons and a white dock, all adorned with Zelda graphic ornaments. If you want one for its asking price of $359.99 (which not include the game), you can get one now from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target or Nintendo.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Edition alongside Joy-Con controllers and a docking station.The new Nintendo Switch OLED Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Edition alongside Joy-Con controllers and a docking station.


Nintendo’s limited-edition console celebrates the upcoming launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It includes a Nintendo Switch OLED, Zelda-themed Joy-Con controllers and a docking station equipped with Zelda iconography.

Pre-order the tears of the kingdom Nintendo Switch Carrying Case

If you buy the special Zelda-on the Switch OLED theme, you might as well complete the look and pre-order the tears of the kingdom Nintendo Switch Carrying Case Edition for $24.99 at Best Buy. It’s decorated with branding to match the special-edition console, includes a screen protector, and is set to launch on May 12 with the game. Unlike the Zelda-themed Switch Pro Controller, this one hasn’t been completely sold out during the pre-order window (at least not yet).


A Zelda-themed carrying case for a Nintendo Switch or Switch OLED model, with an included plastic screen protector.

Pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collector’s edition

Finally, let’s finally talk about the elusive white whale from Zelda pre-orders. THE Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom The Collector’s Edition is the required expensive bundle of the game with a bunch of added fancy loot included. In this one, the standard cartridge version of the game comes with a steel metal case for a classier look on your shelf, as well as a poster, collector’s pins and a small art book which all together cost $129.99.

Pre-orders at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target have sold out very quickly and have periodically resurfaced for short periods of time, but are still unavailable at this time. It is possible he can come back with more availability like the Metroid Dread The Special Edition did, but there’s certainly no guarantee it’ll happen before or even after May 12.


The New Zelda Collector’s Edition includes the physical game with a steel case, set of pins, poster and art book.

Updated May 6, 12:38 p.m. ET: Adjusted the availability of several items and added Costco’s pre-order offer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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