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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom day one PC port planned

Richard Lee Breslin

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom day one PC port planned

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A The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom day one PC port is already in the works.

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The release of the Breath of the Wild sequel for Nintendo Switch is nearly upon us and fans of Hyrule are getting their sticks ready to beat down the first Kokoro that crosses their path, or is that just me? You would normally think that it would only be Nintendo Switch fans that are eagerly awaiting its release, but you’d be wrong because PC gamers are too.

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When talking to PC Gamer, the lead developer of the Yuza emulation software Bunnei revealed that plans are afoot to bring Tears of the Kingdom to PC on the same day as it launches on Nintendo Switch. “We anticipate that there will be significant attention on Switch emulation in the lead-up to the Tears of the Kingdom release,” Bunnei explained.

It’s not a secret that Nintendo doesn't like sharing its content, whether it's non-profit or at the expense of the Japanese giant. Just ask the unfortunately named Gary Bowser who owes Nintendo $14 million. Asked whether they’d be concerned with Nintendo coming at Yuza emulator creators with an army of lawyers, Bunnei does not seem to be all that worried about that possibility.

“We are not concerned as emulating the Switch is completely legal and we have successfully navigated many high-profile Nintendo releases in the past.” On the topic of whether Tears of the Kingdom might encounter any issues ensuring that it's ready for a day one launch, Bunnei said, “If TotK doesn't deviate too much from BotW, it's possible that we may not encounter any significant issues. However, with some recent titles such as Pokémon and Xenoblade, it took us some time to work out major issues, and thus, we cannot be certain about TotK until it's released.”

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If I were to take an educated guess, it’s clear that Bunnei has all the intentions of bringing Tears of the Kingdom to PC emulation the day it launches on Switch. However, emulation is a tricky prospect, so we wouldn't be surprised if there’s a delay.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a release date of 12 May 2023.

Topics: Nintendo Switch, PC, The Legend Of Zelda, Nintendo

Richard Lee Breslin
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