Remember those special Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World? The ones in which you had to get the Toad Captain from Mario Galaxy to the end of a square course without hitting enemies, while collecting three Green Stars? The ones in which you couldn’t jump because Nintendo wanted it to be all about ‘puzzle solving’? Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker is basically that as a full game. If you liked those levels and wanted to see what a full game based around them would be like, head inside and keep reading!
What’s more, it all starts by confirming one nice thing we already knew; that the Hoenn starters really would be getting new Mega Evolutions and that the designs and changes mentioned in the latest Coro Coro Magazine really were for real. So Mega Sceptile with Dragon typing and super bulked up Mega Swampert are now confirmed to be the real deal, along with the new Team Magma and Aqua redesigns and the so called ‘Ancient Devolution’ that’s said to occur to Grouden and Kyogre. Here’s the video: But if you want to see the official art and more media, keep reading!
You can see the box art for the game in either the post thumbnail or the full post. As for why it’s actually being released in stores rather than as an eShop game… well, that seems to be a pattern with Nintendo and Wii Sports games in Japan. The original one wasn’t actually packaged with the Wii and was too being sold in shops at full price. Guess some people over there seem to prefer buying games in actual physical boxes rather than as digital downloads.
Because if Nintendo likes using any colour for special edition Mario game cases, it just has to be red (see Super Mario All Stars for Wii and the New Super Mario Bros games for more examples). Still, it looks pretty nice, so keep reading if you want to see the full sized version…
It’s the European one if anyone is wondering (the original picture supposedly came from a Spanish language website about gaming), but damn, it’s certainly a lot more interesting than the bland Mario Kart Wii and 7 box designs. Want to see it at full size? Then keep reading!
Looks really cool too, as you can see from the post thumbnail. Indeed, the whole design has a rather nice ‘pseudo 3D’ effect you don’t see in most other 3DS game box arts, and it’s certainly more lively than your average art for any other game out at the moment.
As people likely know by now, I’ve always been someone who’s wondered about the brand confusion caused by the introduction of the 2DS system and its marketing. Indeed, quite a few months back, I even argued that Nintendo was going to cause significant confusion among customers by not marking 3DS games as being playable on the 2DS! But lo and behold, they’ve finally done it. They’ve now gone and officially added an ‘also for 2DS’ sticker to all 3DS game boxes. Keep reading to see for yourself…
In Europe anyway, and the box art shown on this post’s thumbnail will be the cover design. Either way, you don’t have too much longer left to wait for the game’s release, and the box art that everyone loved from before is now confirmed to be the real deal too.
With the game due out over there in early 2014, the official Japanese box art for Mario Party Island Tour has finally been released. But while the general layout is literally identical to the English one down to the very pixels its composed of, there seems to be one character who’s conspicuously missing from the cover.