Super Mario Bros Wonder has leaked online ahead of its launch on 20 October. While Nintendo was likely hoping this wouldn’t happen, the ROM has hit the internet which means users with modded Nintendo Switch consoles are now able to install the game.
The Super Mario Bros Wonder ROM leak arrived just a few days before its launch. According to reports, the ROM was ripped off of a physical retail copy of the game. This means someone got their hands on an early copy and cloned it using third-party software. The same thing happened with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom back in May.
It goes without saying that if you’re avoiding spoilers for Super Mario Bros Wonder, best to stay away from forums, Twitter and Reddit. However, it might prove difficult to avoid these spoilers online as Twitch users have also been spotted streaming the unreleased copy of Super Mario Bros Wonder.
At least three Twitch users were streaming the game over the weekend. They were playing through stages yet to be seen by the public. The streams included gameplay outside of the kiosk demo, press previews and Nintendo’s official video content.
While this is sad news for gamers who innocently want to go into Super Mario Bros Wonder blind, it isn’t surprising. Leaks happen all the time now. Almost every triple-A title finds its way online in some way or another. Be it a ROM in Nintendo’s case or perhaps hours of gameplay in the case of the recently-leaked Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Thankfully, you don’t have long to wait for the game. Super Mario Bros Wonder is out on 20 October.