Gamers looking to purchase the digital version of Lego City Undercover will need an external hard drive to do so. That's according to a preorder page for the game (via IGN), which bluntly states "an external hard drive is required to download this software."
The Wii U basic model includes 8GB of internal storage, while the Deluxe model boasts 32GB of storage space. However, a significant portion of that space is pre-allocated to system software. In reality, the Basic model has 3GB available for data storage and the Deluxe model has 25GB.
The Lego City Undercover file size has not been revealed, though it is likely to be more than 3GB, meaning those who own a Wii U Basic model will need an external hard drive. It is not clear if the same requirement will be in place for the larger Deluxe model.
A Nintendo representative was not immediately available to comment.
Lego City Undercover launches March 18 exclusively for Wii U. Unlike past entries in the Lego series, the game is not based on existing franchise--like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. Instead, Lego City Undercover tells an original story focusing on an undercover police officer named Chase McCain and his pursuits to bring criminals to justice.
For more on Lego City Undercover, check out GameSpot's review.