Tears of the kingdom will be more expensive than you thought

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is slated to release on Nintendo Switch on May 12, and when it does, it looks like the game will cost a little more than most games on the system. The game’s official page on Nintendo eShop has been updated tonight with a price of $69.99, making it the same price as most first-party games on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. In an interesting turn of events, the price has since been removed, so it’s impossible to say whether this was a mistake, or the start of an increase for Nintendo’s biggest games.

An image of the prize was taken by @Wario64 and can be found in the tweet below.

In recent years, $70 video games have been the source of much controversy in the video game industry. While the cost of game development has risen steadily over the past two decades, the MSRP for games has remained largely the same; in fact, the price has actually dropped compared to what games were sold for in the ’90s. Despite this, gamers are still not too happy with the change, and many have opted to wait for price drops. In particular, first-party games in the Nintendo Switch era haven’t seen significant drops, so fans won’t really have that option.

Naturally, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is arguably the most highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game ever. If that $70 price point is correct, it’s a safe bet that there’s no shortage of fans more than willing to spend the extra $10. With a Nintendo Direct presentation scheduled for tomorrow, it’s a safe bet that the company will address any potential increase, including whether it will be the norm going forward. For now, fans will have to wait patiently to see what is revealed!

Are you willing to spend an extra $10 on major first-party Nintendo Switch games? Do you think $70 is too much money for a game? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk about all things gaming!

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