Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Announced for Nintendo Switch and 3DS; Coming this July

Nintendo announced that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker would be coming to Nintendo Switch and 3DS on July 13 during today's Nintendo Direct.

on March 8, 2018 5:37 PM

It’s no secret that Nintendo has been porting several Wii U games to its other systems. While quite a few are releasing in the coming month’s, they revealed one more during today’s Nintendo Direct. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which initially launched on Wii U in December of 2014, will be coming to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS on July 13.

For the most part, these versions are the same game as the original. Players control Captain Toad or Toadette and make their way through puzzle-filled levels. Like in the Wii U versions, players can rotate the camera and tap the screen in order to find treasure that is hidden throughout each level. Captain Toad can’t jump through, which can make some levels tricky to traverse.

That being said, there are a couple new things included in this version of the game. First off, there are new Super Mario Odyssey themed levels for players to explore; a level based on New Donk City was shown off during the Direct. The Switch version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will also include a two-player mode, where one person controls Captain Toad, while the other can throw turnips at the environment. Meanwhile, the 3DS version will feature touchscreen controls.

You can check out the game’s portion of the Direct below alongside side its box art and some new screenshots. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is currently available on Wii U, and will release for 3DS and Nintendo Switch on July 13.

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Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.