The Nintendo Switch eShop reveals the file size of Mario Strikers: Battle League just days before the game’s official launch.
Mario Strikers: Battle League will be released later this week and the Nintendo Switch eShop has been updated ahead of the game’s launch. The updated Nintendo Switch eShop listing reveals an important detail regarding digital downloads from Mario Strikers: Battle League.
Mario Strikers: Battle League is the latest action-packed title from Next Level Games and draws on a franchise missing from Nintendo consoles since the Nintendo Wii. In fact, the upcoming soccer game is the second Nintendo Switch project from Next Level Games. The Vancouver-based studio’s first Nintendo Switch game was Luigi’s mansion 3which was released on October 31, 2019. Next Level Games would be fully acquired by Nintendo on March 1, 2022.
The Nintendo Switch eShop reveals the file size of Mario Strikers: Battle League. The new game weighs about 1.8 GB. In comparison, previous Mario sports titles such as Mario tennis aces and Mario Golf: Super Rush started with file sizes of 2 GB and 4.2 GB respectively. Considering the internal storage size of the Nintendo Switch is 32GB, Mario Strikers: Battle League takes up little storage space.
The file size of Mario Strikers: Battle League will grow as future updates add new content and features to the game. New updates could also include the addition of new venues and modes. Datamines propose 10 new ones Mario Strikers: Battle League DLC characters will be added for free over the course of post-launch support. Nintendo didn’t share any specific details other than plans to release DLC after launch.
A small file size for Mario Strikers: Battle League ensures gamers only use a minimal amount of internal storage to play Nintendo’s latest game. When traveling, small file sizes allow gamers to easily carry multiple Nintendo Switch digital games with them. Nintendo is known for optimizing its first-party games and using as little storage space as possible without compromising on quality.
However, such a small file size may indicate a lack of content. In the past, many have criticized Nintendo for the lack of character selection and content in the Mario tennis aces and Mario Golf: Super Rush Titles for Nintendo Switch. Fortunately, updates will add new characters and content Mario Strikers: Battle League soon for free. As Nintendo has learned with many Nintendo Switch games, post-launch support is an important factor in maintaining an active player base.
Mario Strikers: Battle League will be released on June 10th for Nintendo Switch.
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Source: Nintendo Life