I bought the expansion pass for the game early, so this doesn't really apply to me, but I'm kinda curious how the whole thing works if it's a physical game. Do you get the non Torna-expansion stuff automatically by putting the game in? Maybe the Torna game is physical, but offers a code that gives you the expansion pass content (new Blades, quests, etc.) for the base game. Hopefully it's included, I've enjoyed it so far. The arena mode and Shulk/Fiora are great, though it was honestly already worth the price after the sidequest where Mythra asks Rex why he hasn't proposed yet.
Hopefully it's physical though...just since it's a $10 box otherwise.
It's 100% confirmed that the boxed version comes with a download code for the expansion pass content that concerns the main game Xenoblade Chronicles 2, so everything that is non-Torna is included in the price of the boxed version. Obviously, this download code requires a copy of the main game to play the content.
What has not been 100% confirmed is if the boxed version contains a Switch game card which is why curl-6 and a few others still fear that Torna is merely a download code. What has been 100% confirmed is that Torna works as a standalone game, so that leaves the possibilities that Torna is on a game card and the box contains a download code for the XC2 non-Torna expansion pass content, or that the boxed version contains two download codes (one for Torna to work as standalone game, one for the non-Torna expansion pass content). Most people think that the game card option is the more probable one.