Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom to cost £70 according to deleted listing

Nintendo’s US website temporarily listed the new Zelda game at $69.99, sparking concerns of a general price hike for the Switch.

No games have been confirmed for tonight’s Nintendo Direct, but everyone knows that The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom will make an appearance.

Aside from it being Nintendo’s biggest release of the year, it’s due out in just a few months and fans have seen very little of it. So, a more fleshed out trailer is well overdue.

However, that excitement has swiftly turned into anxiety as, for a short time, the game’s listing on Nintendo’s US website had it priced at $70. Or rather $69.99.

The listing has since been updated to remove the price, but enough people saw it to screengrab it beforehand. Presumably, if this is the case, then the game will cost £70 here in the UK (all $69.99 games for other formats are £70 in the UK).

While Sony was quick to bump up the price of its first party games to £70 (and later the console itself), with Microsoft admitting it will follow suit, Nintendo has seemed eager to avoid making its games and hardware more expensive.

Last August, company president Shuntaro Furukawa said Nintendo wished to ‘avoid pricing people out’ of buying games and consoles, although he never explicitly ruled out a price hike.

Even so, the listing has some thinking that a general price increase for Nintendo Switch games is on the horizon. Not helped by the fact that a few retailers – Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy – have suddenly delisted pre-orders for Tears Of The Kingdom, leading fans to suspect that they’re having to update their prices.

Hopefully, things will become more clear after the Nintendo Direct, which is scheduled to air at 10pm GMT tonight.

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom launches for Nintendo Switch on May 12.

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