The Switch is getting some Final Fantasy love this year. One of the titles hitting Nintendo’s latest is Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, releasing April 16. Gamers like yours truly were left hoping the double pack would release in two cartridges. An official listing, however, shows Final Fantasy X-2 as being a download code only offering.
Thank goodness for extra storage
According to Square Enix’s European website, the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster does not contain two game cards. Final Fantasy X will be available in cartridge form. Final Fantasy X-2, on the other hand, must be downloaded through a voucher code. Therefore, Switch players the world over will most likely need to purchase a microSD card for extra storage in order to play Yuna’s hot pants adventure.
This news isn’t surprising at all. Switch double pack releases have a history of having one-half of their titles as a download only. For instance, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Megaman Legacy Collection 1 & 2, Resident Evil Revelations Collection, and a few others all require more space for a download. Are the tiny Switch cartridges too expensive to mass produce?
Any guesses as to why Switch’s two packs don’t have multiple cartridges? How many of you purchased a microSD card for the Switch out of necessity? Let us know your theories below!
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.