A giant Bowser with glowing eyes looking at Mario in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Pre-Load: Date, Start Time & How to Download

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is right around the corner, and players can begin pre-loading it very soon.

Pre-loading a game ensures that it is ready the second it launches. So, if fans of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Wonder want to play it as soon as possible, they’ll need to pre-load it early. Fortunately, the pre-load period begins soon, and below we’ve explained exactly when it’s happening and how to pre-load the game.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Pre-Load Date & Start Time

Super Mario Bros. Wonder will be available to pre-load from Friday, 13 October 2023 at midnight local time. You can only pre-load the game if you have pre-ordered it prior to, or during the pre-load period, and before the official release date on Friday, 20 October 2023.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s file size is only 4.5GB, as confirmed via its official eShop listing. So, pre-loading the game won’t take too long. However, it is likely there will be a small update to download as soon as the game launches.

Mario and Peach jumping on platforms in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Of course, it is important to note that pre-loading the game does not mean it is playable. Once the game has been pre-loaded, you will need to wait until it launches in order to be able to play it. However, pre-loading Super Mario Bros. Wonder will ensure that it is immediately accessible the minute it launches.

How to Pre-Load Super Mario Bros. Wonder

To pre-load Super Mario Bros. Wonder, you just need to pre-order the game from the Nintendo Switch eShop before its official release date.

Once pre-ordered, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will automatically be added to your Switch’s home screen, and the download will begin. However, you will need to make sure you have enough space on your console’s internal storage or external SD card for the download to start successfully.

Of course, now that you’ve pre-loaded the game you’ll need to wait until it officially releases. In the meantime, why not check out our Game Hub for all things Super Mario Bros. Wonder 2?

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