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Surprise! Hot off the heels of the SNES Classic’s release, Best Buy has revealed its plans for Super Mario Odyssey’s launch. Receiving its own hub page, one very interesting detail is posted at the top:

“Select stores open at 9 p.m. PT Thursday, October 26 (12:01 a.m. ET Friday, October 27). Be one of the first to pick up your copy of this Nintendo Switch game.”

A full list of participating retailers hasn’t been provided yet. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if your local Best Buy normally does midnight releases and/or took part in Switchmas 2017 when it was 12:01 a.m. on March 3rd, then you’ll want to plan accordingly.

There’s something else to curb your wait for the game! Already spotted at one store, “most locations” will have a Super Mario Odyssey demo available. Ken, the Best Buy representative who issued the response to a picture of the unit on Twitter, highly recommends calling your local store before going on an odyssey to play the Odyssey!


If you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of Super Mario Odyssey, it’s looking like Best Buy is the place to do so. Midnight launch, in store demo available, a bonus Cappy coin and $10 in GCU rewards if you’re part of the Gamers Club Unlocked. It sounds so crazy that it must be Crazy Cap good!

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)