e3 2014

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Announced for Wii U


Nintendo has announced a new Super Mario spin-off game starring that jerk who kept directing you to another castle.

Super Mario 3D World, like most Mario games, strived to take the mechanics of the classic franchise and use them offer fans and players gameplay experiences that challenged them in intereting ways. One of the most unique bits of the gamewound up being the Captain Toad side missions which dropped players into the role of everyone favorite Toadstoolian for some isometric treasure hunting. Now, Nintendo is preparing to offer fans of that experience an extended opportunity to walk in the Captain’s shoes with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

The game, which was announced today at Nintendo’s digital E3 event, will apparently build a feature length experience out of the formula from those side missions. That being the case, players can expect to contend familiar Mario enemies, obstacles and puzzles within the confines of Toad’s different and, at times, more limited skill set. For instance, while Toad will have access to familiar items and the ability to examine levels from a first person perspective via the Wii U GamePad, he won’t be able to jump like his famous mustachioed counterpart.

Seeing as the game has just been announced, Nintendo has yet to provide any super solid details concerning when it will release. That said, it has been confirmed that it will be Wii U exclusive, potentially giving prospective players another drop in the bucket to help tilt the scales toward a console purchase.


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