The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been making a lot of headlines lately and it shows no signs of stopping. It has now been revealed that at 18.2GB, it has the largest file size of any first-party Switch game. Tears of the Kingdom overtakes Bayonetta 3 (which came in at 16GB) as the previous first-party file size record holder. This news comes after a new trailer for the game was released during the Nintendo Direct. This two-minute trailer was our most in-depth look yet and caused a massive influx in player’s rushing to pre-order the title. It was also during this rush that it was discovered the game was being sold for a $70 price tag on the Nintendo eShop.
According to the official listing, it will require 18.2GB of storage on release. However, with the potential for DLCs and updates like what were seen for Breath of the Wild, it won’t be surprising if the title eventually falls into the 20GB category.
As of now, Tears of the Kingdom is already almost 5GB bigger than its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, which came in at 14.4GB. Incidentally, Breath of the Wild was the previous record-holder of largest first-party game. Another notable title is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 which required 14GB. With the next instalment in The Legend of Zelda saga set to be an epic adventure, it is perhaps no surprise that it will include a lot of exciting content. Tears of the Kingdom is set for release on May 12, and if you’re lucky enough to find one, you can grab a collector’s edition for $129.99!
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