Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe Explained
Posted by Darren Calvert
"In order to optimise the best possible launch timing for Europe"
As the fiendish isometric puzzler appears to still be on course for a Holiday 2014 launch in North America, we reached out to Nintendo UK to enquire why the European release has been delayed. A Nintendo UK representative kindly gave us this statement:
In order to optimise 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.
That suggests this is a strategic decision, and not an issue of localisation for the region, for example. With Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. and more on the way to Wii U in Europe in the rest of the year we're arguably not going to be short of games; the counter-argument is that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an ideal stocking filler and family-friendly game for the Holiday season. Releasing games in January and February is always a risk as belts tighten after the extravagances of December.
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