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Nintendo Reveals New Tears of the Kingdom Switch Coming April 28

A new Zelda adventure means new hardware for fans.

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Tears of the Kingdom edition OLED Switch

The new special-edition OLED Switch will launch on April 28. 


Nintendo unveiled last month a new special-edition OLED Switch inspired by the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The new console is set to launch April 28, and preorders are available at Best BuyTarget, GameStop and Amazon.

Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which came out when the Nintendo Switch launched in 2017. Breath of the Wild became one of the most successful games in the franchise, selling more than 29 million copies. After first being unveiled back in 2019, Tears of the Kingdom is scheduled to come out on May 12. 

This newly announced special edition of the Nintendo Switch OLED console features a unique design and color scheme based on the forthcoming Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game. At $360, you're paying a $10 premium for the special design, but note that it does not include the game itself (which can be separately preordered for $70). The console arrives April 28, 2023, while the game follows on May 12, 2023.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom edition of Nintendo's console costs $360 and features a white, gold and green design that ties into the upcoming sequel. The new Switch also has a 7-inch OLED screen and 64GB of internal storage. It doesn't include the new Zelda game, which at $70 costs more than most Switch games

Nintendo is also releasing a Tears of the Kingdom-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and carrying case when the game comes out in May.