Wolfenstein: Youngblood For Switch May Come Without Game Card, eShop Code In Box

Online retail listing for Wolfenstein: Youngblood states game will include no cartridge, a code will be packed in box


If online retailer listings are accurate, it looks like Switch owners who are hoping to add a physical version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood to their Switch library are going to be pretty disappointed.

According to GameStop’s listings for the upcoming shooter on their official site, the Deluxe and Standard Edition versions of the game note the following:

“No cartridge for this game. Code will be packed in box. Internet connection required.”

If true, this is certainly disheartening for Switch owners. Sadly, this isn’t the first time fans of Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid have been treated this way when it comes to physical releases. Both Resident Evil Revelations Collection and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster only include a single game on their game cards with another redeemable via a packed-in eShop code. Meanwhile, Fortnite released last year with a case the only contained an eShop card and no game card to speak of.

Here’s hoping this is all a mistake and Wolfenstein: Youngblood does indeed see an actual physical release in North America. For now, we’re not holding our breath.

Developed by MachineGames and Arkane Studios, Wolfenstein: Youngblood tells the story of the “Terror Twins,” Jess or Soph Blazkowicz, as they search for their missing father, series protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz in Nazi-controlled Paris in the 1980s. The game is slated to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on  July 26.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the announcement trailer below:

So, what are your thoughts on Wolfenstein: Youngblood potentially only getting a digital release on the Switch? Would this be enough to stop you from purchasing the game altogether on Nintendo’s console? Let us know in the comments section.

Thanks, Nintendo Life.

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