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2K Launching Three New Collections On Switch May 29

by Donald Theriault - March 26, 2020, 7:25 am PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo Direct

Oh great, we get to put up with Claptrap too.

2K will be loading up on Switch at the end of May.

Three different 2K-published collections will launch on May 29: The Borderlands Legendary Collection (including 1, 2, and "The Pre-Sequel"), BioShock Collection (1, 2, and Infinite), and XCOM 2 Collection (XCOM 2, its DLC, and War of the Chosen).

Each package will retail for US$49.99, with the Borderlands digitally being split between the GOTY edition of the original and the Handsome Collection (2+Pre-Sequel) and the Bioshock games sold separately. Borderlands will come with a 8GB card containing Borderlands 1 GOTY (with a 6.6GB download required) and a code for the Handsome Collection (35GB), XCOM 2 will have a 8GB card with the opening missions and a total footprint of less than 24GB, while Bioshock's physical package will have the early missions of the 3 games on a 16GB card and no specifics on the necessary size of the full games.

Talkback

Wow, I'll be getting ALL THREE of these! I haven't played ANY of these storied AAA franchises, so as a Nintendo-centric gamer I'm LOVING the games that are finally coming to the Nintendo ecosystem.

nickmitchMarch 26, 2020

I'm most interested in BioShock, so I may be checking that out.

It's odd they're dropping all three at once.  You'd think they'd space them out.

StratosMarch 26, 2020

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Wow, I'll be getting ALL THREE of these! I haven't played ANY of these storied AAA franchises, so as a Nintendo-centric gamer I'm LOVING the games that are finally coming to the Nintendo ecosystem.

I echo the exact same sentiment! though I do own the Bioshock Trilogy on Steam, I grabbed that in a sale and have yet to give it the time it sorely deserves, so may just splurge on this set if they add in motion control support.

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I'm most interested in BioShock, so I may be checking that out.

It's odd they're dropping all three at once.  You'd think they'd space them out.

Hopefully that means they will be bargain priced and not full price. Charging full price will grind a halt to my shopping spree until there is a sale.

I've been hoping for Borderlands on Switch for a long time, so I'm really glad to see that finally happening. I'm also very interested in XCOM. I'm not that interested in Bioshock, though I'd probably be significantly more interested if it weren't coming out the same day as those first two.

broodwarsMarch 26, 2020

They chose the wrong Borderlands game to bring to Switch, but maybe it'll come soon. A Definitive Edition or whatever of Takes From the Borderlands was leaked last week.

nickmitchMarch 26, 2020

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I'm most interested in BioShock, so I may be checking that out.

It's odd they're dropping all three at once.  You'd think they'd space them out.

Hopefully that means they will be bargain priced and not full price. Charging full price will grind a halt to my shopping spree until there is a sale.

Looks like they're all $50 (US).  I was hoping for something like $40, but it still feels like a deal for three BioShock games.

StratosMarch 26, 2020

Yeah...that price is high enough to grind things to a halt for now. I'll probably pick up Borderlands sooner, but will be holding out for a sale on the others down the road.

Oof, I just noticed those storage space numbers. If I'm getting Borderlands and XCOM I'm also probably going to need a new SD card.

nickmitchMarch 26, 2020

Yeah, those file sizes are huge.  I'm glad I just upgraded to a 512GB, but I might need 1TB before too long.

Ian SaneMarch 26, 2020

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I'm most interested in BioShock, so I may be checking that out.

It's odd they're dropping all three at once.  You'd think they'd space them out.

Hopefully that means they will be bargain priced and not full price. Charging full price will grind a halt to my shopping spree until there is a sale.

Looks like they're all $50 (US).  I was hoping for something like $40, but it still feels like a deal for three BioShock games.

The Bioshock games are ridiculously cheap used on the PS3 and Xbox 360.  Like $5 range for each of them.  Obviously not applicable if you don't own those systems or specifically want portable versions but $50 seems pricey.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 26, 2020

Especially since those systems don't have the storage issues the Switch does. On PS3 bioshock 1 and 2 regularly go for $3 on the PSN store.

StratosMarch 26, 2020

So a post onr/NSCollectors broke down the physical games and turns out all three will require extra downloads.

Quote:

* BioShock Infinite
The physical game contains an 16GB cartridge including the opening acts of BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. Later game contents and add-ons will need to be downloaded.

* Borderland
The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, with a 6.6GB download required. For Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel a 35GB download is required

* XCOM 2
The physical game contains an 8GB cartridge that features two base game missions. A download is required for the rest of the Total download size will not exceed 24GB.

Sounds like a lame deal for the physical collectors out there.

Ian SaneMarch 26, 2020

The game industry is shrewd.  There are those of us who rejected digital downloads and said "we'll stick to our physical releases" and then the industry responded by making physical releases worthless.  I want to continue actually owning the games I buy but a physical release doesn't offer that anymore.  Even if the game doesn't have a mandatory download it's normal for games to be shipped half-finished and full of bugs that require patching.  So you "own" your copy of the game but it's a half-complete broken piece of crap.  Being a physical collector on the Switch seems futile.  You don't even get a manual, the case is flimsy and the cart is tiny with virtually no art on it.  Hell the spines are even boring looking on the shelf with the same white text on a red background.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 26, 2020

even if you don't care as much about Physical vs Digital, if you're someone who buys alot of games, The Switch just doesn't have the storage to make digital an option for alot of these games unless you want to shell out for expensive high capacity SD cards so you're gonna have to go physical but than games like this make going physical worthless so you're basically out of luck.

Mop it upMarch 26, 2020

"Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary add-content not included."

Does this mean anything of significance?

broodwarsMarch 26, 2020

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"Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary add-content not included."

Does this mean anything of significance?

That was a piece of (then) free DLC released for Borderlands 2 last year as a teaser for Borderlands 3, as it ties directly into it. Its absence pretty much means no Borderlands 3 on Switch, at least for now.

Mop it upMarch 26, 2020

Ah, so it's nothing of importance missing from the game itself? That's good at least.

nickmitchMarch 27, 2020

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I'm most interested in BioShock, so I may be checking that out.

It's odd they're dropping all three at once.  You'd think they'd space them out.

Hopefully that means they will be bargain priced and not full price. Charging full price will grind a halt to my shopping spree until there is a sale.

Looks like they're all $50 (US).  I was hoping for something like $40, but it still feels like a deal for three BioShock games.

The Bioshock games are ridiculously cheap used on the PS3 and Xbox 360.  Like $5 range for each of them.  Obviously not applicable if you don't own those systems or specifically want portable versions but $50 seems pricey.

Yeah, I do have an XB1 and a PS3 that are collecting dust.  If I really wanted to play those games, I could do so very affordably.  The portability is a plus for me though.  But $40 was really the sweet spot for me.  I know the Collection's MSRP on other systems is $60, so I might try looking at it that way.

StratosMarch 27, 2020

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even if you don't care as much about Physical vs Digital, if you're someone who buys alot of games, The Switch just doesn't have the storage to make digital an option for alot of these games unless you want to shell out for expensive high capacity SD cards so you're gonna have to go physical but than games like this make going physical worthless so you're basically out of luck.

That's why I'm falling more into a middle ground. Multiplayer, party, and easy pickup games are going digital, while the longer single player endeavors are staying physical. There will be exceptions as well when sales come into the picture.

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