The Legend of Zelda franchise has had a cult following worldwide ever since the first game got released in 1986, and it seems that its popularity is not fading away since the internet has gone crazy over Breath of the Wild recently, and now Tears of the Kingdom. Naturally, The Legend of Zelda games have historically been a console thing, but the PC gang is wondering if they can have a taste of that Zelda TotK adventure on their mighty rigs. Prima Games is here to clarify if TotK is playable on PC and what you need to do if you want to play Tears of the Kingdom on PC.
Is Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) Available on PC?
Officially, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (or TotK abbreviated) is not available on PC, or anywhere else other than Nintendo Switch, for that matter. There are some unofficial, workaround ways to play Tears of the Kingdom on PC, that were made by the community, with the alleged purpose of archiving and preserving the game for the future, when the Nintendo Switch consoles cease to function and exist a couple of decades from now (unless Nintendo makes it so that these games can be played on future consoles, which they are doing for some titles already).
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Can you Emulate Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) on PC?
The answer is yes. You have the technical possibility of emulating Tears of the Kingdom on PC even though that’s not officially supported or approved by Nintendo.
How to Play Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) on Windows (PC)?
For legal (and other) reasons, we are not going to disclose how to emulate and play Tears of the Kingdom on PC or encourage such third-party methods.
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When will Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) be Officially Available on Windows (PC)?
When it comes to the chances of getting a legit port of Tears of the Kingdom to PC, there’s sadly nearly 0% chance of getting an official release of Tears of the Kingdom for Windows (PC). I know that you should “never say never”, but it’s sadly what’s most likely going to happen. They want to protect their Nintendo Switch market, and that’s a valid enough argument from a corporate standpoint, if you ask me.
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Prima Games is going hard on coverage of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and if you need any help, look up our TotK tag below and/or use our search function for terms you are interested in, to check if we have it yet. See you soon!