Xenoblade Chronicles X is now so close we can practically taste it, and there's good reason to get excited - the game boasts one of the biggest open worlds yet seen on a Nintendo console. A world that size means that loading times can be an issue, so Nintendo has kindly provided players who plan to purchase the disc version of the game with downloadable data packs to speed things up.

North American Wii U owners already have the option to download these packs ahead of launch day, and come Monday European players will get the chance to do the very same, according to a Nintendo representative:


Xenoblade Chronicles X launches on December 4th in both North America and Europe. If you want to see why those downloadable data packs are so important, check out our videos below which give some sense of the title's incredible scale.