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.
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.
There are pre-order bonuses at Best Buy as well. There, you’ll get a poster featuring the key art of Super Mario Bros. Wonder. At Walmart, you can get a free pack of Super Mario Bros. Wonder trading cards. Each pack includes ten randomly chosen cards featuring characters from the game in addition to four holofoil cards. You might even pull an ultra-rare holofoil Elephant Mario card if you're lucky.
Finally, if you’re cool picking up your copy of Super Mario Bros. Wonder in person, participating Target locations are offering a shadowbox of the key art of the game when you pick up your game in-store.
Update (Sep. 29): Added pre-order bonus information for Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.