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2K’s Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games Require Massive Downloads When Buying Physically

In a Nintendo Direct overnight, 2K revealed that they were bringing the Borderlands Legendary Collection, Bioshock The Collection and XCOM Collection. You’re going to hope that you have a large MicroSD with a lot of space if you’re buying these games (even the physical versions).

These will release physically on May 29th, but each of the cartridges will only contain small portions of each game, with major downloads required to download the rest. For instance, the BioShock Collection has a 16gb cartridge and includes the opening scenes of each game on cart, and then requires a massive download (size not yet disclosed) to play the rest of all three of the games. It’s an interesting approach to take, rather than just including Bioshock 1 on cartridge for instance and then requiring downloads of BioShock 2 and BioShock infinite.

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Borderlands Legendary Collection is a little bit different. It’ll include a 8gb cartridge which will include part of Borderlands: Game of the Year edition with a 6gb download required. For Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel a 35GB download is required.

XCOM 2 Collection will include an 8gb cartridge with two missions on the cart. The rest of the content will need to be downloaded and 2K says this download won’t exceed 24gb.

All in all, it’s impressive that BioShock, Borderlands and XCOM 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch. Each collection will retail for $89.95 in Australia, but there’s a bunch of value in all three of these collections (especially Bioshock and Borderlands).