Nintendo has announced that they’ll be hosting a midnight launch event for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at their flagship store in New York City. The event will require a reservation in the form of a “Warp Pipe Pass” Reservations will be open from Friday May 5th, 2023 to Thursday May 11th, 2023 at 10pm ET.

The event will take place from Friday May 12, 2023 at 12:00 AM ET to 2:00 AM ET. Click here or see below for the official details.

Join us at Nintendo New York on Friday, 5/12 as we open our doors at midnight for the release of The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom game!

Reservations are required on Friday, 5/12, between 12 AM – 2 AM. Guests with an appointment can line up no earlier than 1 hour before their timeslot on West 48th St. in front of Nintendo NY.

Reservations will begin Friday, 5/5, at 11:00 AM ET and end Thursday, 5/11, at 10:00 PM ET.

Please present your Warp Pipe Pass upon arrival. Any arrivals 5 minutes after your scheduled time may result in cancellation. You must have a Nintendo Account to register.

For the safety of our staff and customers, do not attend if you have been exposed to or experience symptoms of COVID-19. Please visit for safety measures to practice during your visit to Nintendo New York. Daily allocation of The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom game and other products are available while supplies last. Limit 1 of each item per customer.

Nintendo has also shared some of the Tears of the Kingdom merch that will be available at the event. Check out the brand new mug and shirt that they unveiled recently on Twitter:

For anyone who is unable to make the launch event, you can still enjoy Nintendo’s livestream midnight launch which will take place the evening of May 11th online.

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