'Captain Toad' Developers Want Character to Join 'Mario Kart'

Mario Kart Captain Toad DLC

One of the more adorable games to arrive last year was Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Throwing the cutesy sidekick into a starring role, players were quickly left wondering why the plucky adventurer took so long to get his own game. Many players fell so in love with the character that it's not uncommon to hear Captain Toad being pitched by fans for an appearance in future Nintendo titles, and it sounds like the developers responsible for giving the protagonist his own spin-off would love to see just that.

Speaking with GamesMaster, the producer behind Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Koichi Hayashida, recently spoke out about the possibility of having the character join other major Nintendo titles. The producer then explained that he currently doesn't know what the future holds for the loveable explorer, but stated that he'd love to see him featured in a number of different titles from the Big N.

Opting not to pull any punches, Hayashida then admitted that he'd even contacted the director of the Mario Kart franchise in the hopes of having Captain Toad join as a playable racer.

"At this stage we don’t know. I personally want to see him featured in a variety of games. I’ve even ‘secretly’ emailed the director of Mario Kart to see if he’d consider including Captain Toad, but I haven’t heard back from him yet!"

Treasure Tracker's director, Shinya Hiratake, was also probed in regards to the future of Captain Toad. Kiratake isn't quite sure what fate awaits the character, but is excited about the the charismatic fungi's future going forward.

"Through the development of this game I’ve grown even fonder of Captain Toad. He can’t jump, and struggles to defeat his opponents, but it’s precisely that he is not a powerful character that he can show us his unique take on all these situations. As a developer of his game, and one of his fans, I look forward to seeing where he goes next."

Captain Toad Release Date

Given the fact that Mario Kart 8 players are currently awaiting the title's second pack of DLC, it wouldn't be unfathomable to suggest that Captain Toad could still be added as downloadable content. Admittedly, both Toad and Toadette are currently found on the game's roster, but that hasn't stopped the game's developer from adding the likes of Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach to a roster that's already populated by numerous versions of both drivers.

Super Smash Bros. is another possibility game for Captain Toad, although there are currently no plans for Smash add-ons outside of the previously announced Mewtwo. Still, given the protagonist's unique arsenal, he'd make for a very interesting fighter if Nintendo ever decided to unleash him upon the title's hapless all-star roster.

Would you like to see Captain Toad made playable in current and future Nintendo games?

Source: GamesMaster (via NintendoEverything)

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