Toki Tori 2 headed for Wii U

Dutch developer Two Tribes announces plans to bring its puzzle platformer sequel to Nintendo's HD console; plans to incorporate a level editor in the works.

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In 2008, Dutch developer Two Tribes adapted and released its 2001 Game Boy Color puzzle platformer Toki Tori for WiiWare to positive critical reception.

The colorful platformer is headed to the Wii U.

The studio has now announced plans to release the game's sequel, Toki Tori 2, on Nintendo's upcoming HD console, in addition to previous plans for a PC and Mac release.

In an update on the Two Tribes blog earlier today, the developer outlined the decision to include the Wii U in its platform plans for Toki Tori 2 due to Nintendo's recently released information detailing its online strategy.

"Since Toki Tori 2 is designed to be a downloadable title, these things are vital to making the correct choice of which platforms to develop for," the developer said. "Up until now, we could just focus on the initial release for Steam, where we decided to go for traditional directional controls on keyboard or joypad. The translation of those controls to the Wii U controller should be smooth sailing as it features two analog sticks and we only need two buttons for the whistle and stomp moves. But the Wii U controller offers many more options, of course."

The developer went on to outline the benefits of playing Toki Tori 2 directly on the Wii U controller without the need for a TV because the game has been designed with "minimal use for a graphical user interface," making it suited to a smaller widescreen display. Two Tribes also revealed its intention to incorporate a level editor using the Wii U controller (something it attributes to fan requests) but said it does not intend to include motion controls in Toki Tori 2, as this would not fit with the game's current design.

However, Two Tribes was quick to reiterate that the plans are just speculation at this point, given how little is known about the Wii U's ability to share and store levels.

Toki Tori 2 is due out on the PC and Mac in the second quarter of 2012.

Discussion

21 comments
Flint247
Flint247

E3 2012 will be epic. I am waiting for the Wii U news. :D

zeldisco2009
zeldisco2009

This game doesnt matter much.WII U will be more dominant than PS2,Wii and the DS added together.PS4 will be Sonys last console and Microsofts last console is the Kinect RROD 360.

jasongm
jasongm

As much as i love Nintendo, who else thinks this time the Big N will finally go the way of Sega with its Wii U?

Evenios
Evenios

not really a game that will make people buy the Wii U.... looks more like something that can be done on the Wii

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Somehow I missed Toki Tori 1. But at least the dutch seem to have faith in Wii U.

Fresnokila
Fresnokila

I have Toki Tori 1 on the Wii from Wiiware and was great...I'll surely get this one (it seems it was also on the Game Boy Color so weird not many have heard of it yet)

Dezuria
Dezuria

I got Toki Tori 1 on Steam for $2.50 and it's a pretty good(and tough) puzzle game. Don't knock it because it's cute.

pszone
pszone

TOKI TOR 1 was for xboxlive and psn as well. But i through they doing hardcore games for Will U since they said about harcore games. Ninedendo pp want next gen zelda not a puzzle game of stuipd TOKI TOR 2 . I dont think WII U or whatever going to be going to have a worst launch games .

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albinopig
albinopig

Looks Cute, but cute doesn't sell. Wheres ZELDA!

ebrezzy1
ebrezzy1

shovel ware on wii u confirmed

Etnad13
Etnad13

Did anyone realize the headline rhymed?

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

@kiramasaki You DO realize that Gamespot and other gaming sites has to point this out right? There have been MANY articles that were near useless.

Masenkoe
Masenkoe

Just got the first one in the latest Humble Bundle today... the video of it did not look good but I have yet to try it myself...

Shinobi120
Shinobi120

@kiramasaki: I agree. It's looking like Nintendo will repeat the same mistakes that they made with the 3DS at it's launch. Plus 3rd party games that we can already play on 360/PS3 isn't going to exactly help to wow people over, either.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

That is just beyond sad, that some puzzle game that maybe two people have heard of is considered newsworthy as an announced title for the Wii U. It like getting local cashier of a Walmart as a commencement speaker.

Gary4safc
Gary4safc

WII U.......ITS GONNA BE AWESOME!