Earlier this week, several retailers received the physical copies of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch and found a little note on the back stating that you’ll need up to 13GB on your system for a “game download”. Since the full game size is around 7.1GB, many speculated that this additional data would be obligatory to run certain in-game features. But it confused a lot of people, thinking that LEGO City Undercover would require an internet connection and an installation to play.
Since this would be a problem, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment want to be sure that we got it right and issued two statements. In them, they confirm that the physical copies of LEGO City Undercover for Switch will be playable right out of the box, no download required. This 13GB download is falsely indicated, it is in fact an additional “typical content update patch”, so probably some exclusive Switch stuff (vehicles, items…).
Here are the two full statements:
“Players who purchase LEGO City: Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play. All players who purchase the game can download the small content update patch with an internet connection.”
“The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch. Players who purchase a physical copy of LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail are getting the complete game, and do not need to download additional content to enjoy the full experience. An internet connection is not required to play the game. The only internet connection suggested is to download the typical content update patch.”
LEGO City Undercover releases on the Nintendo Switch on April 4th (North America) and April 7th (Europe).