The file size for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been revealed on the Nintendo US store. The Breath of the Wild sequel will claim 18.2 GB at release. It’s obviously still pretty small compared to other AAA titles on PS5 or PC, but for a Nintendo Switch game it’s pretty big.
The file size of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been revealed and it comes in at a whopping 18.2 GB, making it the largest first-party Nintendo Switch release to date.
To put that into perspective, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild requires just 14.4GB of space, with recent Nintendo releases like Bayonetta 3 claiming 16GB, Fire Emblem: Engage taking up 13.4 GB and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet only need 7GB. This large file size almost makes the $70 price tag for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom a little more understandable. Don’t worry, though, Nintendo doesn’t plan on charging that amount for every new game they release as they say prices are decided on a “case-by-case” basis.
Focusing on the upcoming Zelda game, during the presentation we got our first look at Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition, which has become very hard to follow, as well as a brand new Amiibo Link – will release on the same day as the game on May 12, 2023. We also get to see Link’s car for the first time in the new trailer, which is quickly compared to BanjoKazooie.
In case you missed it, earlier this week Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct in February as usual, during which we got more information about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as well as other announcements like Pikmin 4 release date, Splatoon 3 expansion, official GameBoy and GBA Switch emulators, and more.