Time to get that external microSD card.
The next big Nintendo game for the Switch will be Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which launches on December 10 and should you choose to get this digitally, you might want to clear some space on your system. That, or get a microSD card. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is now available to pre-load on the Switch eShop, and it comes in at a whopping 13GB- this makes it the second largest first party game on the system in terms of file size, after only The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was 13.6 GB.
The game itself is not the only thing that became available for pre-load on the eShop today as, following the Nintendo Direct, they also made the Expansion Pass for the game available for pre-purchase. Of course, the actual DLC that entails isn’t available yet- but hey, if you want to spend an additional $30 on the game already for some reason, now you can.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 launches exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on December 1.