Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker digs up a December 5 release

captain toad treasure tracker digs december 5 release
A little bit more of Nintendo’s holiday 2014 release calendar fills in today, with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker now joining Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the release date gravy train. The company confirms a December 5 release for Treasure Tracker, with a retail price of $40. The game will support Amiibo figures, the first of which launch alongside Smash on November 21, but not until 2015.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker marks the debut of longtime Mario character Toad as the star of his own game. It follows the mushroom-headed little scamp as he sets off on a hunt for treasure, with his journeys taking him to far-flung locations that include a haunted house and an active volcano.

Related: Take a peek at the gameplay in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Little is known of Treasure Tracker. What we’ve seen so far suggests it’s a 3D puzzle game in the vein of latter-day Mario games, only without the jumping/platforming. Toad appears to be a ground-bound treasure hunter, capable of solving problems without the careful application of his upraised fist or downturned posterior.

The Treasure Tracker confirmation brings clarity to the last of the major question marks regarding Nintendo’s fall 2014 lineup.

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