Wolfenstein 2 Download on Switch Will Probably Require You to Buy a Memory Card

Wolfenstein 2 Download on Switch Will Probably Require You to Buy a Memory Card

"The New Colossus" actually refers to the game's file size.

You might want to give your Switch's MicroSD card a bit of a sweeping-out if you have plans to download Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus for Nintendo's system. It appears Bethesda's shooter will clock in at a 23 GB download, which is a significantly larger file size than what's standard for Switch games

Nintendo UK's pre-order site for The New Colossus lists the game's file size at the bottom of the page (thanks, Nintendolife). While the eShop originally instructed prospective buyers to have at least 13.7 GB free, that number's since jumped to 23 GB.

Wolfenstein 2 for the Switch is still pretty big, even though Bethesda's already CUT the game down (Get it? Y-you get it?).

The Nintendo store's fine print advises "a microSD card (sold separately) may be required to download this software." The Switch has 32 GB of internal memory, some of which is already dedicated to the system's OS and other important files. The New Colossus might fit, but it'd be right stuffed in there. You know how a single gestating egg takes up almost the entirety of a kiwi's insides? Yeah, like that. Better to just invest in the memory card.

Keep in mind the Switch's version of The New Colossus is compressed for optimal performance on the Switch, and the file download for the PlayStation 4 is 48 GB. 23 GB is still a hefty size on the Nintendo Switch, as the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild weighs in at 13.4 GB, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is 6.75 GB, and Splatoon 2 is 3.1 GB.

Planning on doing a little Nazi-hunting on the road? Take a second to review our guides and tips for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. It comes to the Nintendo Switch on June 29.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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