Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker delayed into January 2015 in Europe

Wii U title on track for Winter 2014 release in Japan and US

The European release date for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been delayed to January 2015, Nintendo has revealed.


Confirmed in a recent financial report, the Wii U title is listed as "Jan. 2015" in Europe, while the game is given a "Winter 2014" window in Japan and the United States.

The game was originally scheduled for a holiday 2014 release worldwide.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker stars the intrepid Captain Toad, seen last hunting for loot in Super Mario 3D World, setting off on a solo adventure. Players will need to guide him through "a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars".

"Equipped with nothing more than a neck scarf, backpack and oversized head lamp, Captain Toad finds hidden gems, coins and power-ups on his way to the gold star at the end of each tricky, trap-filled stage," Nintendo said at E3 2014.

"Captain Toad isn't particularly fast or strong. He can't jump and he has no super powers. But he knows that sometimes, it's all about wits and perspective.

"Twist the camera to reveal hidden locations and other secrets. The Wii U GamePad offers a closer view of the dangers and hidden items in each maze, and its gyro controls can also be used to peer around.

"Captain Toad's world is brimming with life, with dangerous enemies,tricky platforms, nasty traps and secrets to uncover. Each stage is its own puzzle to solve, and littered throughout are hidden items in hard-to-reach places. Can you help our tiny adventurer survive to find them all?"

According to a survey Nintendo's performance at E3 boosted purchasing plans for Wii U by 50 per cent.

Of the roughly 1,000 "core" gamers polled about their purchasing intentions for various consoles and games before and after E3, 20 percent said they intend to buy the machine after E3 - equal to those who said they plan to buy an Xbox One, which increased by 7 percent.