Believe it or not, there’s a way you can pick up Nintendo’s upcoming game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at a rate slightly lower compared to the normal price. Over the past day, Nintendo upset some Switch fans when it confirmed that Tears of the Kingdom would sell for $69.99. This is the first time Nintendo has ever charged such a value for a Switch game, leading to frustration among fans. And while those looking to play the latest Zelda game will certainly be willing to still shell out this amount, Nintendo Switch Online members can now use a new purchasing method to their advantage.
Starting this month, Nintendo released its “Game voucherssystem available only to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. If you don’t remember this program, NSO subscribers can purchase two of these vouchers from the Nintendo Store for a combined price of $99.98. These digital vouchers can be redeemed at their turn can be exchanged for different games in the eShop, Nintendo confirmed this last day Tears of the Kingdom would be one of these new games that would be eligible to be purchased with a voucher. As such, instead of spending just $70 on the new Zelda title, the game would be around $50 when factoring in the exchange rate of the voucher.
Of course, it’s kind of hard to say that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is “cheaper” when you technically spend more money on these Switch Vouchers. Still, it’s a deal that you can get two Switch titles for a combined price of $100. Assuming you were to pick up both Tears of the Kingdom and another $60 Switch game with these vouchers, you’ll save up to about $30 in total. So if you’re planning on buying multiple Switch games this year anyway, it might be worth spending a little more money now so you can save more in the long run.
If you haven’t already The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date circled on your calendar, the latest entry in the series is set to launch later this spring on May 12. When it arrives, it will be playable on the Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED platforms.