How to Pre-Load | Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch)

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This guide will show you how to pre-load Paper Mario: The Origami King in advance, to the Nintendo Switch. To learn when and how to download Paper Mario: The Origami King and what to do when you get the error message, You Cannot Play This Software Yet, please read on.

Pre-Load Date and Play Time

Download the Game in Advance

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As of June 2020, Paper Mario: The Origami King has been available for pre-load. If you plan to purchase the full game, we recommend that you pre-load it in advance, so you can play Paper Mario: The Origami King right away when it's released!

When Does Paper Mario Come Out on Switch?

Start Playing at 12:00 AM ET / 9:00 PM PT

You will be able to play the game at 12:00 AM ET / 9:00 PM PT on July 17, 2020. It may take some time to download the game, so make sure to pre-load before the July 17 release date!

What to do when you cannot play this software yet

There might be a 5-minute delay after midnight, before you can start playing the game and you may receive an the error message saying you cannot play this software yet. If this happens, simply wait a few minutes and you will be able to start enjoying the game!

How to Pre-Load

Step Instructions
1 Link your Nintendo Account to your Switch Profile (Select Top-Left Profile Icon → Link to Nintendo Account)
2 Purchase from Nintendo eShop
1. Open Nintendo eShop.
2. Find and select Paper Mario: The Origami King.
3. Proceed to purchase.
4. Your download will begin.
Redeem Download Code
1. Open Nintendo eShop.
2. Select "Enter Code."
3. Enter your 16-digit download code.
4. Your download will begin.
3 Connect to the internet when the game is released on July 17, 2020 (12:00 AM ET / 9:00 PM PT), and you can start playing the game!

Pre-Load Requirements

Large Storage Space Requirement

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A large amount of space (6.4 GB) is required to download Paper mario: The Origami King. If you're running out of space on your Switch, we recommend buying a high-capacity SD card, or delete unwanted game data from your Switch.

Use an SD Card, if Needed

If you still don't have enough storage after deleting unwanted game data from your Switch, buy and use a high-capacity, Switch-compatible SD Card.

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