Where can I buy Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition?

Is it still possible to pre-order Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition?

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
(Image credit: Nintendo)

It was only the other week that I was writing about how to secure your copy of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for its lowest possible pre-order price (even less than Amazon's price by a tenner). But since Nintendo's early February Nintendo Direct broadcast on 8 February, things have changed more than a bit. 

That's because Nintendo announced that when Tears of the Kingdom launches on 12 May this year, there will also be a Collector's Edition available. It looks epic, complete with a physical copy of the game, artbook, steelbook, poster and pin set. But it doesn't half cost a bit!

So can you still get hold of a Collector's Edition of Tears of the Kingdom? Right now, at the time of writing, the answer is... probably not. I know, it's not the answer that anyone wants to hear. But online pre-orders sold out at Game, Smyths Toys, and Amazon in double-quick time, which is no surprise. So what can you do?

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: was £59.99now £49.85 at Hit.co.uk

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: was £59.99, now £49.85 at Hit.co.uk

Base.com changed to Hit.co.uk, just in case you've not heard of the brand change, as this is a reputable site. It's also the cheapest pre-order of the standard version of the game, including free postage!

So, what can you do? Well, I thought there was a mini hack, as Smyths Toys was showing some stores as still getting stock coming to them specifically. However, it's not possible to add the special edition to basket, so this doesn't appear to be a workaround. 

The best course of action, really, is to head to Nintendo's official site. There is an official page where you can register your interest for the Collector's Edition of Tears of the Kingdom, and also the Link Amiibo character too. Just hope that your email is one of the first to get pinged, as it won't last for long when/if stock does come in.

That's what I'd suggest, as the idea of paying three times the price to some scalper on eBay isn't exactly appealing. If the Collector's Edition does come into stock, however, then it'll show in the shopping widget below. Good luck and happing hunting...

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at T3.com. He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.