A Nintendo boss discussed The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s new $70 price, saying it will reflect the game’s experience.
When asked how they came to a new $70 price point for the latest flagship Zelda game, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said the new price is justified by its content.
“We look at what the game has to offer. I think fans will find this is an incredibly full, deeply immersive experience,” Bowser said to AP News. “The price point reflects the type of experience that fans can expect when it comes to playing this particular game.”
He added, “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.”
When asked about the future of Nintendo, Bowser states that AI and the Metaverse will not be included unless they better gameplay, claiming that technology for technology’s sake isn’t wanted.
Lets just hope that buying the game on sale will not make the experience worse somehow.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is launching on May 12th, for the Nintendo Switch.