So anyone who follows Switch news may have seen that, at least in the US, the marketing material (box art specifically) suggests that the physical edition of the game will require an extra download.
There's a few things I find odd about this release specifically.
No Australian retailer that has the game available for pre-order has any mention of a download for our region. I have checked this on the EB, JB and Amazon listings.
The US version of this game has an eShop file size listing of 25+GB whereas the Australian/European eShops have the game listed at 13.1GB. This seems like an odd discrepancy, but if someone could hazard a guess as to why this might be, let me know.
It hasn't been done in Europe or Australia before (to my knowledge), but it isn't unheard of for Switch games in different regions to receive different physical treatments. For example, Japan received a 32GB card for Dragon Quest Heroes near the Switch's launch which was unavailable elsewhere. They also received the entirety of Final Fantasy X/X2 on one cartridge with the second game being a download in other regions.
This seems like the biggest stretch to me as for an explanation, but I guess not entirely impossible.
What do we think? Will we get a "Download Required" confirmed closer to the release or will it be all on cartridge outside America for some reason?