Got a little late to the preorder game (only since the beginning of October), but was able to preorder this for one heck of a deal through a local game store. After tax, I will only have to pay about $15. Used a store promo offer and a groupon for them!
Woot! So close yet so far. The only thing that would make me happier is if they released the original Paper Mario on the DS/3DS store (Thousand Year Door was good, but could not even touch the original).