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XCOM 2 Collection

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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.

XCOM 2 Collection drops on Switch today, and videos are starting to surface showing off the package in action. Continue on below for a bunch of new footage.

XCOM 2 Collection includes the main game, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift), and the War of the Chosen expansion.

XCOM 2 Collection has received a gameplay video of roughly 15 minutes via Gaming Boulevard on YouTube. This video is taken from a Switch in handheld mode and goes through a battle and some cutscenes.

Feel free to check out the video below to see how it runs.

XCOM 2 Collection releases for Switch on May 29, 2020. 

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 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.

To prepare for the launch of XCOM 2 Collection on Switch in late May, 2K Games has put together a video explaining everything you need to know about the game. We’ve included it below.

XCOM 2 Collection launches for Switch on May 29.

We know that the physical version of XCOM 2 Collection will require an extra download, as this is clearly stated on the game’s boxart. According to a listing on EB Games Canada, that download will clock in at 24GB. The final number hasn’t been officially confirmed by 2K at this time.

XCOM 2 Collection includes the main game, War of the Chosen expansion, and four DLC packs. The Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, and Shen’s Last Gift are all packed in.

XCOM 2 Collection launches for Switch on May 29.

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XCOM 2 Collection appears to be bound for Switch. Last month, it was classified for Nintendo’s console in South Korea.

While this isn’t an official announcement, the same ratings site has outed other Switch releases before they were revealed. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is one recent example.

XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactics game. As for the collection, it includes the War of the Chosen expansion and four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift, Tactical Legacy Pack).

Here’s an overview of XCOM 2, along with a trailer: