Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting its biggest helping yet of DLC goodness this week in the form of Torna – The Golden Country, but the way in which Nintendo is distributing this stand-alone story has caused some confusion for players.

We've had a few concerned emails from readers wondering exactly how they can purchase this new content; do they need the expansion pass (which is available via the original game) or the stand-alone release, which is coming in physical form? It's quite an unusual situation as DLC is usually dependant on owning the original game, so we'll forgive the befuddlement this once.

In short, there are two ways you can purchase the Torna – The Golden Country expansion. You can pick the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion pass via the game itself, and the content will unlock on the 14th of September. However, it's also possible to buy a physical version which does not require you to own the original Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The catch here is that the physical version doesn't launch until next week (September 21st) so you'll have to wait a little longer for that edition.

To be honest, we're not sure why you'd want to buy this add-on story if you hadn't already played the main game, but hey - each to their own. Fans of boxed titles will at least get another red spine to put on their shelves, so that's something. 

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