This fan-made Tears of the Kingdom Switch Lite OLED mock-up is truly a thing of beauty

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom artwork
(Image credit: Nintendo)

A Zelda fan has created a stunning mock-up of a Switch Lite OLED themed around Breath of the Wild follow-up, Tears of the Kingdom

User willierthanyou shared their impressive creation on the Nintendo Switch subreddit, and if you're a fan of the iconic fantasy series, prepare to be dazzled by its beauty and then instantly disappointed that it's not actually real. 

As you can see from the image below, the user's creation shows an OLED version of the Switch Lite coloured in the same green as the Tears of the Kingdom logo. On the back is the logo itself in white, and at its centre, a gold Triforce, which, like the device's shoulder buttons, is painted gold. As an extra tease, there's also an image of the upcoming game on the screen, making it look even more like the real deal. 

tears_of_the_kingdom_switch_lite_oled_mockup from r/NintendoSwitch

Naturally, fans showed their appreciation for the design in the comments. One replied with, "Dude. This got me. I already have an OLED but would buy this for sure. Excellent job!" Another said, "I was looking for the Order button. I'm digging that shade of green." 

Others wish that Nintendo would release a version of the Switch Lite with an OLED display so players of the handheld-only version can enjoy the brighter, more vibrant colour the improved screen offers. User clipboarder commented, "Seriously. I was making plans in my head for listing my current OLED Switch since I liked the Lite the best." In response, Icecream-is-too-cold wrote, "Same here! Bought the OLED, but went back to my Switch Lite because it feels so much better in my hands."

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is set to release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023, and with less than 100 days to go, fan anticipation is at an all-time high.

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Anne-Marie Ostler
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Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.