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BioShock: The Collection

BioShock: The Collection

Update: After looking at Automaton Media piece again, we’ve verified that our translation is correct. However, the publication may have mixed up its transcript. The site should have written “GPU” instead of “CPU” for the line: “The CPU’s performance can be changed rather quickly by reducing the resolution and graphics settings, so CPU optimization is usually the priority.”

Last year, new collections from 2K made their way to Switch. BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection ended up on the platform. 

Aside from Borderlands, Virtuos was responsible for everything else. And during an interview with Automaton Media, the studio’s Andy Fong and Lukas Codr shared interesting details about the Switch ports of the BioShock games and XCOM 2. The two spoke about the actual porting process, difficulties encountered along the way, and how long it took to complete development.

You can read our full translation below by Nintendo Everything’s Oni Dino.

BioShock: The Collection

BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite found their way to Switch last week. Digital Foundry has examined all three in greater detail from a technical perspective, and it looks like Virtuos / Blind Squirrel churned out fine ports for each.

Here’s a rundown of the main points:

BioShock 2 comparison

Bioshock 2 is getting its first crack at a Nintendo platform with its Switch release tomorrow. See how the game stacks up with the original Xbox 360 release below.

BioShock: The Collection

Switch is getting the full BioShock series in just a couple of days. The eShop listings for all three games have updated, revealing additional information.

BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition will cost $19.99 each. File sizes are 12.5GB, 10.4GB, and 20.7GB respectively.

By purchasing BioShock: The Collection, you can receive all three games for $49.99. This will have a physical release, though there’s a pretty big mandatory download, and not all content is included on the cartridge.

Source: Switch eShop

A user on YouTube by the name of Raijin has captured footage from Bioshock: The Collection off of a Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. The footage shows about 17 minutes of the opening of the first Bioshock game and gives an idea of what the performance will be like handheld. 

The video has been included below to view. 

Bioshock: The Collection launches for Switch on May 29, 2020.


Borderlands Legendary Collection

Today, 2K Games released new trailers that outline what content is available in the Borderlands Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection. Take a closer look with the videos below.

Borderlands Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection launch on Switch May 29.

BioShock: The Collection

2K has several ports planned for release on Switch this month, including BioShock: The Collection. A physical version is planned, but you won’t be getting everything on the cartridge. 2K’s store mentions that there will be a download of at least 31GB.

BioShock: The Collection should come on a 16GB cartridge. It includes the opening acts of BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. The extra download involves later game contents and add-ons.

Switch owners can get their hands on BioShock: The Collection starting May 29.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition isn’t the only notable release for Switch on May 29. 2K also has a trio of collections due out on the same day. BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection are all dropping on May 29 as well. Even if you aren’t interested in any of them, they’re pretty notable since this is the first time we’re seeing these titles on a Nintendo platform.

So putting Xenoblade aside for a second, which one of these collections from 2K are you most interested in? Which releases will you be picking up on May 29 (or sometime down the road)? Let us know in the comments below.

2K Games Switch

2K has a number of big ports lined up for Switch next week. BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection are all slated for May 29.

Back in March, 2K announced the ports in a Nintendo Direct Mini. The news was put together in a neat little video with the message that “2K ♡ Switch”. In an interview with Famitsu, 2K chief creative Sami Thessman spoke more about the campaign and Switch support.

BioShock: The Collection

2K made a few new announcements for Switch last week during the new Nintendo Direct Mini. New collections for BioShock, Borderlands, and XCOM 2 are all reaching the system in just a couple of months. It’s the first time that these titles will be appearing on a Nintendo console.

As you may know, 2K will be selling each collection both physically and digitally. But let’s say you’re only interested in BioShock 2. Or maybe you only care about the original Borderlands. If that’s the case, you’ll be happy to hear that all titles in the BioShock and Borderlands collections will be sold individually on the eShop, allowing you to pick and choose the titles you wish to purchase digitally. On top of that, you can also choose to buy BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection as single packages. In other words, you can either buy any of the games individually or the full collections – whichever you prefer.

BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection, along with XCOM 2 Collection, are slated for May 29.

Source: Switch eShop

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