Having played BioShock and BioShock 2 who-knows-how-many times, hearing a couple months ago that BioShock: The Collection might be coming to Switch didn't pique my attention too much. Today, though, as part of Nintendo's surprise Mini Direct, publisher 2K announced that it's also bringing two other popular series to the Switch with BioShock: BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands: Legendary Collection, and an XCOM 2 Collection will all arrive on Switch on May 29.
The trio of port packs came as the second reveal in today's Direct, following a new Xenoblade Chronicles trailer. Back in January, a rating for BioShock on the Switch surfaced at Taiwan's official game content ratings website, but 2K's pitch here is that it loves the Switch—so, here comes Borderlands and XCOM.
BioShock: The Collection was initially released for other platforms back in 2016. It includes BioShock and its single player DLC, BioShock 2 with Minerva's Den, and BioShock: Infinite plus the Burial at Sea expansions. The only notable bit of content missing from the package is BioShock 2's multiplayer mode. Otherwise, it's all the existing BioShock single player content 2K has to offer. With a new BioShock game in the early stages of development, Switch owners will now have the chance to catch up with the series so far.
The Legendary Collection for Borderlands will include the first two games in the series along with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and some add-on content released for the titles. About a year ago, Gearbox seemed to tease a port of Borderlands 2 for the Switch, so for players who've been holding out hope for that alone, the larger scope of the collection should make them happy.
Finally, Firaxis' XCOM 2 will come to Nintendo's hybrid console along with the War of the Chosen expansion and four other DLC packs.
This is a lot for 2K to drop on Switch owners all at once. Private Division, another subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, is also slated to release a version of Obsidian's The Outer Worlds for the Switch—it was meant to come out in early March, but has been delayed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.