Whether they’ve done it vocally or not, Nintendo’s made a big push to get more playable females in their games. From Hyrule Warriors to Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World and even Super Smash Bros., there’s been a heavy emphasis on bringing leading ladies into the equation.
That continues in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Nintendo sent out a press release this morning, which you can find hiding in the fancy button at the base of this post, in order to bring word that players will be able to play as Toadette in addition to the already known Toad.
Toadette is a second playable character in “portions” of Treasure Tracker. The release says that she’s captured at the start of the game, so Nintendo’s not ready to give up their classic damsel in distress motif yet.
I’m always a fan of new characters in games, especially if they come halfway through the tale. Crusing as Toad in this one for a few hours before playing as Toadette? That sounds pretty good to me.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will hit the Wii U on Dec. 5 both on the eShop and at retail. It carries an MSRP of $39.99.
Nintendo News: Toadette’s Ready for Adventure in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Wii U
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one. Pink-pigtailed Toadette joins Captain Toad and makes her debut as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game.
Armed with a headlight and a can-do attitude, Captain Toad and Toadette must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth. These heroes need to be extra clever in order to tackle these obstacles, since they can’t jump.
These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette. Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems. There will even be different power-ups they can use to their advantage, like the Double Cherry item that makes another copy of Captain Toad or Toadette, making some of those stages even more riveting.
Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U console. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.