For as long as I’ve been playing Nintendo video games, which is to say it’s from the very beginning, Toad has always been my favorite character in the Mario universe. He’s always cheerful and willing to help, he is lightning fast at tennis, a great kart driver, and he gives you nice bonuses in Mario Party.
Toad rules, and I am so thrilled he’s finally getting his own game; Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
As you’ve seen in the trailer, this will be a 3D exploration game rather than a platformer, which sounds like a hell of a lot of fun. The lack of platforming seems to be an odd choice at first, but the reason for it is so hilariously simple that I can’t help but fall in love with him all over again:
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is scheduled to come to Wii U for Holiday 2014.