The latest Nintendo Direct has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will now launch across Europe on 2nd January 2015. The release date previously listed for this region was the 9th, so this will no doubt come as welcome news for Wii U owners located in PAL regions who were eager to get stuck into what appears to be one big adventure. The US release remains on target for 5th December.

Alongside this update, Nintendo also revealed a new trailer showcasing 70 levels, and promising even more to explore along the way; these stages will include unique challenges, which unlock additional levels when completed.

Finally, it was emphasized that Wii U owners in North America who are interested in this title prior to release can preorder the game from a PC or smart phone device on the region's official website, and begin downloading the title automatically to their Wii U console — details can be found at www.nintendo.com/eshop/buy-digital.

Based on this latest information, and the new trailer below, just how excited are you for the release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Wii U? Let us know in the comments!