If you’re chomping at the bit for more from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, consider getting a taste of some Tears of the Kingdom candy instead. A new candy pack sold to promote the upcoming game a cheeky reference in the form of a sword-shaped plastic pick, including ones resembling the Master Sword. [Thanks, Inside Games!]
The candy is officially called “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sword Pick and Gummy.” They’re being produced and sold by Bandai, which manufactures many lines of licensed confections. Each pack will include five specially-shaped gummy candies. The candies are shaped like ChuChus, the recurring blob-like foes found in multiple Zelda titles. ChuChus are also found in Tears of the Kingdom‘s predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The gummies come in multiple colors, like the various elemental ChuChus in the game. They’re all in grape flavor, though. They don’t explode like an in-game ChuChu, either.
The packs of Tears of the Kingdom candy also include a plastic pick to poke the gummy ChuChus with. The picks even vary in design, taking the form of several swords found in Breath of the Wild. There’s the Master Sword, but the other four are shaped like the Feathered Edge, Scimitar of the Seven, Royal Claymore, and Silver Longsword. Each pack contains a random one. A “secret” package will contain a much rarer Golden Claymore-shaped pick. Each pick measures 6.5 cm long (about 2.5 inches).
Additionally, Bandai will reissue packs of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Card Candy. Those packs, which first went on sale in 2018, will appear in stores in Japan in May 2023. They’ll include heart-shaped candies as well as collectible art cards from Breath of the Wild.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Candy packs will go on sale in May 2023 in Japan. Each pack will cost 173 Yen (about $1.30 USD) at retail. The game will release on May 12, 2023 on Nintendo Switch.
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