While she may have played baseball, golfed, karted and navigated oversized board games with the others, Toadette has had very little in the way of game-time when it came to non-casual installments in the Super Mario Bros. series. Following her last major appearance in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on the Gamecube, Nintendo have confirmed that Toadette will be a playable character alongside Toad in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
Armed with a headlight and a can-do attitude, Captain Toad and Toadette must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks – navigating their way through puzzles and other tasks which are made all the more harder since neither can jump. Toadette’s role has been further elaborated by Nintendo:
These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette. Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo.