The June 2023 Nintendo Direct pulled back the curtain on a number of exciting new Switch titles, including Super Mario Bros. Wonder, the trippy new Mario 2D platforming game launching on Oct. 20. It has been over 10 years since Nintendo debuted New Super Mario Bros. U, and we’re eager to play this slightly psychedelic take on the classic side-scrolling formula, even if Charles Martinet is no longer lending his vocal talents to the titular red plumber.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder will feature local co-op, a signature feature of almost all Mario platformers, and introduces Daisy as a playable character. However, some of Mario’s alternate forms — namely Elephant Mario and Long Mario, as we unofficially call him — seem to have already established themselves as the real stars of the show.
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Where to pre-order Super Mario Bros. Wonder
As of right now, there are no special editions of the game available for pre-order. However, you can reserve a physical copy of Super Mario Bros. Wonder at Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop, or secure the digital version at the Nintendo eShop for $59.99.
In case you’re planning to pick up your copy from the Nintendo eShop, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is one of a couple dozen games eligible for Nintendo Switch game vouchers, which can be purchased (and used) exclusively by Switch Online members. You can get two for $99.99, then use them to buy this game along with, say, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which would save you $30 in the process.
My Best Buy Plus and Total members can also take advantage of a “Buy two get one free” promo when pre-ordering, which allows you to snag a free physical Switch title of equal or lesser value when purchasing a pair of other eligible titles. Many of the games taking part in this promo are already available, but pre-orders for upcoming releases like Super Mario Bros. Wonder and Super Mario RPG are also eligible.
Pre-orders placed through GameStop are eligible for an exclusive bonus, getting you a free sticker sheet at participating locations starting on Oct. 20. The modestly-sized sheet features all of your favorite characters, including Luigi, Daisy, Peach, and of course, Elephant Mario.
Additional retailers are likely to make pre-orders available soon for the highly anticipated title, and we’ll continue to update this page with additional links and information as it becomes available.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Prices taken at time of publishing.