Batman: Arkham Trilogy

Batman: Arkham Trilogy On Switch Only Has One Game On Cartridge

Last week during the rather impressive Nintendo Direct presentation, WB Games announced Batman: Arkham Trilogy is coming to the Switch.

Surprisingly, I was impressed that Arkham Knight could be compressed and worked on Nintendo’s console. However, it remained to be seen how the developers achieved it, and most impressions were skeptical.

A blurb in a FAQ posted to the official Arkham site confirms that while the entire trilogy is coming to Switch, only Batman: Arkham Asylum is physically on the cartridge.

Does the Nintendo Switch physical version of Batman: Arkham Trilogy include all three games on one cartridge?

Batman: Arkham Asylum will be included on the Batman: Arkham Trilogy game cartridge. Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight will require an online connection to download and install both titles when the Batman: Arkham Trilogy cartridge is inserted into the Nintendo Switch console. All three games will then be playable as long as the cartridge is inserted into the Nintendo Switch console.

For those who prefer physical copies of their games, that means Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight requires a download. This news isn’t the most surprising, given each game in the series builds upon its predecessor.

Last week, Konami revealed that Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 would have a similar structure.

On the official website for the Metal Gear series, Konami lays out how the collection works on Switch:

Required Space:

  • Physical Version: 24.1GB ( *Front loaded onto cartridge 2.4GB )
  • Metal Gear Solid- Master Collection Version: 4.8GB
  • excl. MG&MG2: 3.4GB
  • incl. MG&MG2: 4.8GB ( Metal Gear & Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake: 1.4GB )
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – Master Collection Version: 8.0GB
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – Master Collection Version: 12.2GB
  • Bonus Content : 1.0GB + 30 GB for bonus videos

The Nintendo Switch comes preloaded with 32GB of internal memory, so it makes sense that users will need to download their games.