It seems Captain Toad isn't quite ready for adventure in Europe, as his upcoming Treasure Tracker game won't hit the region until January 2015. Nintendo said it made the delay to "optimize" the launch timing in the region, which tallies with the Wii U puzzle-platformer remaining on course to hit Japan and North America this year.

A Nintendo of Europe spokesperson confirmed the delay to Joystiq this morning: "In order to optimize the best possible launch timing for Europe, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, originally announced as coming to Wii U in Winter 2014, is now confirmed to launch in the European market in January 2015."
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Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker (E3 2014)

If you missed it, Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker was one of the more surprising reveals in Nintendo's E3 presentation. It's based heavily off the Super Mario 3D World mini-game starring the fearless fungus, essentially taking that formula and transforming it into a full-blown game of 3D level-rotating larks.

To find out why it could be another feather in the Wii U's cap, check out our E3 preview.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.