LEGO City Undercover: no download required for retail version, no online required either (+ vehicle trailer)

In the past couple of days, there’s been quite a lot of people taking about LEGO City Undercover, and more specifically the Nintendo Switch version. The reason? A few messages on the box, that indicated that the game would not only require an internet connection, but also that it would require up to 13GB of free space on the Nintendo Switch or the microSD Card even if you buy it at retail.

Those two elements on their own could be a dealbreaker for many players, so both combined… Many players assumed that Warner Bros. was simply being cheap by using a smaller size for the game cartridge, and forcing users to download the rest of the game on their console.

Since we assumed this was just a misprint, we refrained from writing anything about the matter until we had a concrete statement from Warner Bros. And we did get such a statement yesterday, with a Warner Bros. representative confirming that there was indeed no mandatory online connection, and no mandatory install.

Here’s the statement in full:

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.

Finally, here’s the latest trailer for the game, focusing on vehicles:

LEGO City Undercover (Switch) will be released on April 4th in North America, April 5th in France, and April 7th in Europe.

Source: IGN


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