Wolfenstein: Youngblood Physical Edition Comes with No Cartridge on Switch

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Bethesda’s upcoming game Wolfenstein: Youngblood for the Nintendo Switch will not come with a cartridge in the physical edition box. The box will instead contain a download code for the game.

Unlike the other physical games for consoles, players who buy the physical edition of the game will be getting a code for them to download the game. the box will contain no actual cartridge as Amazon has confirmed. Though this is not the case with other consoles, as the physical editions of the games will contain discs for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

In addition, this seems to apply to both the Standard Edition, as well as the Deluxe Edition. Both come with a download code that require an internet connection for you to download the game on the Nintendo Switch.

Twitter user Wario64 recently posted the discoveries on Twitter, showing screenshots confirming both Amazon and GameStop. According to these retailers, Wolfenstein: Youngblood for the Nintendo Switch will come with a download code inside instead of the cartridge.

This can be troublesome for a lot of players on the Nintendo Switch as free space is usually at a premium on Nintendo’s portable console. Additionally, Wolfenstein is a game that will likely take a fair bit of room on the console, though file sizes have not been confirmed by any of the retailers as of yet.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to release on 26 July, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. Here are the game features

  • Murder, They Wrote: Team up with a friend or play alone with an AI companion in the first modern co-op Wolfenstein adventure. Perform new tag team maneuvers, crank up the voltage with the devastatingly powerful new co-op weapon, the Tesla Gun, and show off your flair with skins and emotes.
  • Escape from Paris: Wolfenstein: Youngblood features the most open-ended Wolfenstein experience to date. From a new base of operations located deep in the heart of the Paris catacombs, plan how and when to attack and dismantle the Nazi regime.
  • Sweatin’ to the 80s: The wonder years, these are not. Featuring harrowing takes on iconic Parisian landmarks to graffiti-tagged streets, leather-clad Nazis, and an all-new soundtrack inspired by the synth heavy tones of classic 80s action films.
  • Lock and Load: Wield the latest advancements in power armor tech, weaponry, and armor to stamp out Nazi scum. Level up, explore, and complete missions to unlock new abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, cosmetics, and more to complement your playstyle.

What do you think of the news confirmed that the physical edition of Wolfenstein will not contain a cartridge on the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Let me say I am 37 years old, I have therefore been gaming for 32+ years straight. I remember the days where we had to walk up hill to school both ways to and from in the snow………… just kidding. I remember the days of gaming when physical was all there was. I have always very much liked “getting the game I pay for” and that means a disc, or cartridge. When I am done with games I like to let my friends borrow them, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS OF ANY KIND, no stupid account sharing, or game sharing. just a good old “contact them and say bring a game over so we can trade for a little while”

    Of course manufacturers and developers have been trying to halt this for as long as I can remember through the use of cd keys, or internet based codes, which I don’t agree with. I also don’t care if anyone thinks I am wrong, for I know I am not. I buy the game, and should be able to do as I please with that ONE COPY at at time.
    I do not like micro transactions, download codes, or pre order bonuses, they are all 100% developer oriented. They are not designed for us, but to make money for them.

    all that aside, I buy a physical edition, I WANT A PHYSICAL EDITION. PERIOD .

    In 10 years, nobody will get games anymore, they will “buy packets of data” no more discs to admire, or cases to put on a shelf. it will all be MAKE US MONEY MAKE US MONEY, **** the consumer, make us money

  2. This sucks. What’s the point then of the “physical” release? Just the empty case? For a game this size I wish it had an actual cartridge so I wouldn’t have to give up so many GB’s on my storage. Large size games are ideal to be on cartridges in order not to use up all the storage on the Switch and/or micro SD card(s).

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