As the release date for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom draws near, gamers are wondering if GameStop will continue its tradition of hosting midnight releases.

Waiting in line with like-minded gamers can be an exciting experience. However, it is important to confirm whether a midnight launch will take place before standing in a queue in the middle of the night.

Will GameStop Have a Midnight Release for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Yes, select GameStop stores will be doing a midnight launch for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on May 12, 2023.

Fans will need to be aware that not all locations will be participating in the late-night release. Before turning up at midnight, we suggest that you contact your local GameStop to confirm if they will be open.

In the past, we’ve seen GameStop release new games on the US West Coast the moment ET hits midnight. This would mean that copies could go on sale at 9 PM PT on May 11, 2023.

Zelda holding the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom

However, whether or not this will be the case with Tears of the Kingdom remains to be seen.

If you are in this vicinity, make sure to ask your retailer about an early pick-up!

If you’re eagerly anticipating the release of Tears of the Kingdom, you can count down the minutes to release with our countdown.

Zelda fans are already taking to Twitter, confirming that they will be present for the midnight release at their local GameStop.

Attending a midnight release has several advantages, not the least of which being getting the game as soon as possible.

Will My Local GameStop Be Doing a Midnight Release?

While GameStop is letting some consumers pick up their copies at midnight, not all stores will be participating.

To find out if any GameStops in your area will be open, you can use the Store Finder and give any brick-and-mortar retailer near you a call.

The Legend of Zelda TOTK

If you are hoping to head to the midnight launch, make sure you have the game pre-ordered. Alternatively, why not get your copy even faster by pre-loading Tears of the Kingdom digitally right now?

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