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'Captain Toad' for Wii U is more than a big mini-game

Captain Toad
Captain Toad

This year's holiday season is going to fantastic for Nintendo fans. Today, Matt Ryan, the spokesperson of Nintendo of Canada, has teased fans worldwide about the upcoming title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U.

When asked about the upcoming puzzle-platformer, he said "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be a full standalone retail game. It won’t just be a fleshed out mini-game. We’ve actually only shown a little bit of the game so far. There’s a lot more we haven’t shown yet. The game is very “Nintendo”. It brings Toad into the foreground as the star of his own game, because until now he’s just been given side character roles. And because he’s the focus, the gameplay revolves around his personality and play-style, similarly. You’ve got to deal with the “Toad” physics – he’s slower, he doesn’t jump, he’s weighed down by the backpack, he’s smaller. And because of that, there’s this whole puzzle environment which is different than how Mario would deal with obstacles. You’ll have to solve puzzles and learn to avoid obstacles. It’s a much more evolved version of the mini-game levels you played in the past. So, it’s hard to compare it to a Mario Galaxy or 3D World, because the gameplay is very different. This is more of a puzzle-platformer. But in terms of content, this is definitely a fully fleshed out retail game."

It's great to know that the game won't just be a big collection of mini-games and it'll be worth the retail price. As mentioned earlier, Nintendo is going to have a huge holiday that is sure to satisfy fans worldwide. With games like this one, Hyrule Warriors, and Super Smash Bros. coming before the end of 2014, it's a guarantee that Nintendo is going to sell an enormous amount of Wii U systems.