Launching on April 28 with a suggested retail price of $359.99, the console was unveiled during a presentation that featured over 10 minutes of new Tears of the Kingdom gameplay, which is viewable below.
Nintendo Switch OLED – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Edition
A Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Switch Pro Controller ($74.99) and carrying case ($24.99) were also announced on Tuesday. They’ll arrive alongside the game itself, which will be released on May 12 following a number of delays.
Nintendo announced last month that the game costs $69.99, marking the first time it has charged more than $59.99 for a standard edition of a digital Switch title.
“I think fans will find this is an incredibly full, deeply immersive experience,” he told Associated Press. “The price point reflects the type of experience that fans can expect when it comes to playing this particular game.”
Bowser also noted that $70 wouldn’t be the price for all first-party Switch games going forward, stating: “This isn’t a price point that we’ll necessarily have on all our titles. It’s actually a fairly common pricing model either here or in Europe or other parts of the world, where the pricing may vary depending on the game itself.”
In addition to the standard version, the Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition costs $129.99. It includes a physical version of the game, an art book, a Steelbook case, an Iconart steel poster and a set of four pin badges.