Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

One of the Wii U's most underrated titles is getting a second chance.

Beloved Wii U title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is getting a Nintendo Switch remake.

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Based on the information given during the most recent Nintendo Direct stream, it seems that this will be a fairly straight port of the Wii U version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with a few graphical adjustments and some new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City. This version will also feature a light multiplayer mode that will allow one player to navigate and another to throw items at enemies. Of course, we can’t rule out the possibility that this version of the game will ultimately feature some content that just wasn’t shown off during this particular stream. 

3DS fans will also be getting a version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to call their own, but that version of the game looks more like an original title than a port of the Wii U game. While some of the levels may have been carried over from that game, we imagine the 3DS team will have had to reimagine them enough for the 3DS to make it worth considering them entirely new maps. 

In any case, both versions of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be available starting on July 13th. 

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Not familiar with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker? Well, that’s because the game was left to die a retail death on the fledgling Wii U. However, the game’s low sales had nothing to do with the quality of the title itself. Treasure Tracker began its life as a level concept for Super Mario 3D World that would have required players to twist and turn levels in order to solve puzzles. The problem is that the team realized that having such levels in a game with a character that could jump complicated the design process considerably. 

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So, they created Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and ended up with one of the most enjoyable and clever puzzle games in years. It’s a must play for those who never had the chance to experience it.