At this year’s E3 event, Nintendo revealed the Wii U title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and gave the game a release window of Winter 2014. Now Nintendo has given the game an official release date.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will release in North America on December 5th. The puzzle-platformer will have a $40 price tag, and will have Amiibo support, though it will only be compatible with select figures.
In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, players control Captain Toad. The goal is to guide him through various obstacles to reach the gold star at the end of the level. Captain Toad has no powers and cannot jump, so players must use their wit to help guide him safely through each level.
Though the Toad characters have been a part of the Mario Bros. franchise for years, there has never been a game starring the cute little guys. The character of Captain Toad made his first appearance in Super Mario Galaxy. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is largely based off of the Adventures of Captain Toad mini games from Super Mario 3D World.
There is no release date for the European version of Treasure Tracker at the moment, with the release window being January 2015 at the time.