Zelda Tears of the Kingdom falls to lowest pre-order price – and not at Amazon

Tears of the Kingdom will launch 12th May, and here's the cheapest pre-order price for the Zelda sequel on Switch

Link in Breath of the Wild 2 and Nintendo Switch OLED
(Image credit: Nintendo)

When I bought my Nintendo Switch it was purely because I wanted to play Zelda Breath of the Wild, which I still think is one of the greatest games ever made for the console. Now with the sequel, Tears of the Kingdom, fast on the approach for its 12th May release date, has already dropped to its lowest-ever pre-order price.

I'm forever pre-ordering the important 'big' games in a given year. I'd assumed I'd pre-order Tears of the Kingdom on Amazon, but it's not even available on that major site at the time of writing. Fortunately other sources are offering the summer blockbuster – and at rates better than the £59.99 recommended retail price set for launch. 

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: was £59.99 (opens in new tab)

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: was £59.99, now £49.85 at Hit.co.uk (opens in new tab)

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 place to pre-order Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch, undercutting Amazon and the other big sites. 

This includes free postage too, and your card won't be charged until dispatch day closer to 12th May, so there's no up-front cost either!

I think Nintendo's release date for Tears of the Kingdom is very savvy too: it misses that glut of games launched around November/December every year, allowing enough of a buffer for avid gamers to be ready for the next big thing

And seeing as January through to April schedules are fairly shallow, save for PlayStation VR2 for PlayStation 5 and my clear anticipation for Horizon: Call of the Mountain, I'm going to be clearing the decks, ordering a new SD card for my Switch, and getting ready to get stuck in.

Given how pricey games have become these days, that Hit.co.uk pre-order price is a really great deal too, undercutting other major retailers by a significant sum. It'll make me all the more gleeful to receive Tears of the Kingdom knowing I paid less than expected. Here's hoping the smile on my face will be even bigger from playing the actual game itself...

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at T3.com. He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 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 products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 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.