Toki Tori hatches on WiiWare

Dutch developer Two Tribes updating its egg-seeking puzzle platformer for Nintendo's digital distribution service on May 12.

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With Nintendo planning to turn on its WiiWare channel in North America on May 12, developers have been lining up to get their bite-sized games on the publisher's digital distribution service. Earlier today, Sam & Max creator Telltale Games said it would be adapting Internet satirist Strong Bad of Homestarrunner.com fame for an adventure game distributed through WiiWare and PCs. Now, another niche game has been announced for the service. Dutch outfit Two Tribes said it would be adapting its 2001 Game Boy Color puzzle platformer Toki Tori for WiiWare.

The egg is thus a found object.

Toki Tori on the Wii is an update to the original, and gamers will once again attempt to navigate 2D environments as a chicken in search of eggs. To do so, players will make use of a variety of zany tools, with Two Tribes calling out the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic, and InstantRock, "to name but a few." The variety of unusual implements is unsurprising, considering that Two Tribes' previous efforts include last year's Worms: Open Warfare 2 on the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable.

More than a simple port, the game will feature updated graphics and new content, though Two Tribes did not provide further information on what exactly the updates entail. However, the developer did say that the game's control scheme has been completely overhauled and will fully support Nintendo's motion-sensing Wii Remote.

Toki Tori will be Two Tribes' first venture into console development. The game is slated to launch alongside WiiWare on May 12, with European and Australian launches pending the launch of Nintendo's digital distribution service in those regions.

Discussion

7 comments
jwallace
jwallace

I remember reading about Toki Tori in an issue of GI sometime in 2001 but I was paying more attention to the Game Boy Advance's impending release. I wanted to pick this game up but I think there was a limited run so I couldn't snag a copy if I wanted to. After LostWinds and Pop this will be WiiWare purchase #3.

raynard_muldrat
raynard_muldrat

I couldnt agree more TexasAnMGrad2K, im really hoping a new Dizzy game were to be launched in such a way, one that is the same as the classics in essence only with better animations, puzzles etc I know the chances are slim but I dont think i would want to see him in 3d. Im going off subject here... Also why do they keep saying on GS that WiiWare is a channel? its all in the shop channel!!!

Devvy01
Devvy01

bad game in arcades, more stress for platforms

TexasAnMGrad2K
TexasAnMGrad2K

I hope there are a lot of WiiWare titles that pay homage to the great 2D platformers of yesteryear. It would be a nice complement for some of the VC games. I know 3D is important, and these systems are technical juggernauts compared to the 8 & 16 bit days, but sometimes games like those are just more fun. While the VC lets you re-live some of those memories and opens up a new world to younger generations, the WiiWare games could introduce new games to us all - or even offer older companies a chance to resurrect some old characters for new games that don't quite fit into today's tech-heavy world.

Serbine
Serbine

Supersonic: No, you'll going to have to use some of your Wii point to buy it(just like the Virtual Console).

Serbine
Serbine

Look like an interesting game.