The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily the biggest game in the Nintendo Switch launch lineup, and Nintendo is making it feel special with two limited-edition bundles: the Special Edition and the Master Edition. Reggie Fils-Aime, the president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, appeared on today’s Nintendo Treehouse livestream to show off both packages, and you can check them out below.
The Master Edition, which will cost $129.99, includes a physical copy of the game as well as a Sheikah Slate carrying case for the Switch, a Sheikah Eye collectible coin, a “Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon” tapestry (with a map on the other side) and a 24-track soundtrack CD called The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection. But the star of the package is a statue of the Master Sword.
Breath of the Wild’s Special Edition, which will cost $99.99, will come with everything in the Master Edition except the sword statue. Both packages will likely be hard to find. Fils-Aime said the Master Edition will be “extremely limited in quantity,” adding that “when it’s gone, it’s gone.” The Special Edition “will have a little bit more quantity, but again, also limited,” said Fils-Aime.
Indeed, while Amazon and GameStop have listings for both the Master Edition (Amazon, GameStop) and Special Edition (Amazon, GameStop), Amazon sold out of its allocation of both versions last night. GameStop sold out of the Master Edition, but still has the Special Edition available at the moment. (Update: The Master Edition and Special Edition are now up for pre-order at Best Buy.)
Either way, you can get some close-up shots of the Master Edition from the Nintendo Treehouse livestream below. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be released March 3, simultaneously on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
- The contents of the Master Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo/Twitch
- Nintendo’s Nate Bihldorff holds up the Sheikah Slate carrying case for the Switch hardware. Nintendo/Twitch
- The back of the carrying case bears the Sheikah Eye symbol. Nintendo/Twitch
- The carrying case can store as many as 12 Nintendo Switch cartridges. Nintendo/Twitch
- It’s hard to tell how big the Master Sword statue is when a man of Reggie Fils-Aime’s stature is holding it. Nintendo/Twitch
- The Master Sword isn’t in tip-top shape, but that flower may provide some hope. Nintendo/Twitch
- Reggie holds up the Sheikah Eye collectible coin and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection, a 24-track soundtrack CD. Nintendo/Twitch
- A close-up of the Sheikah Eye coin, which has the game’s logo on the other side. Nintendo/Twitch
- Cases for Switch games seem to be similar in size to those of PSP games. Nintendo/Twitch
- The map is rolled up, but it sounds like it’s not a mere poster. Nintendo/Twitch
- “What’s really neat about this is the texture,” said Fils-Aime. “It really feels like parchment; it feels really cool.” Nintendo/Twitch
- “This actually is telling the legend of Calamity Ganon,” said Bihldorff, showing the tapestry on the other side of the map. Nintendo/Twitch
- Here’s a look at the map. Nintendo/Twitch