Paper Mario: Color Splash was accidentally released early to those who pre-purchased the game through the Wii U eShop when the option became available late last night. Heads must be rolling over at Nintendo of America.
What at first looked like a questionable rumor soon became verified by a handful of different players lucky enough to download the game from the eShop without any lock or restriction on when the game can be played. A video by Brandon Maisonet showing off the full game in action was uploaded and posted on Reddit and was later reported on by Gaming Reinvented.
Looks like this is the real deal as the option to pre-load Paper Mario: Color Splash is no longer available, at least at the time of this article.