Paper Mario: The Origami King available for preload, file size unveiled

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Yesterday’s surprise reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King came with a beautiful trailer, loads of screenshots, and bits and pieces of info on the game. Included among all of that is its eShop file size, a modest 6.4 GB, which we now know because the game is already available for pre-load on the Switch eShop.

6.4 GB ain’t bad for a Switch exclusive. Paper Mario: The Origami King punches in a few gigs below titles like Pokémon Sword and Shield (10.3 GB), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (13.4 GB), and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (13.6 GB). It’s more in line with games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons (6.6 GB) and Luigi’s Mansion 3 (6.36 GB).

Hopefully, that 6.4 GB is packed with traditional Paper Mario goodness. Despite loads of trailers and screenshots, we still cannot quite tell if Paper Mario: The Origami King will resemble series classics like The Thousand-Year Door more than Sticker Star. I’m hopeful that we’ll be seeing a diverse range of partners and the like confirmed soon enough. We don’t have to wait long, of course, thanks to the game’s impressive two-month turnaround between announcement and release.

Are you excited for Paper Mario: The Origami King? What do you most want to see from the game? Are you already sold by the reveal trailer, or have you been burned enough by past entries that you’d rather wait and see?

Nick Pearson
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras.