Dutch developer Two Tribes has now officially announced that Toki Tori is indeed coming to WiiWare. Whether it's a remake, sequel or combination of both is still up in the air (Although some of the levels seen so far were in the original), but the game is looking quite great and the fact that they're not ignoring the game is of course really nice. No date has been announced, although we assume it will be released near the launch of WiiWare, as so far it's the only WiiWare game the PEGI has rated.
The full press release is as follows:
Toki Tori for Nintendo Wii marks the entry of Two Tribes into the world of console games. Based on the critically acclaimed Game Boy Color game, this update improves the original on every front.
Sporting a new look, updated content and a completely overhauled Wii Remote control scheme, the game offers players of all ages a classic gaming experience while making the most out of Nintendo’s Wii console.
The gameplay in Toki Tori is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it’s a puzzle game by heart. Players will have to look and plan ahead carefully while using a variety of items, such as the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRockTM to name but a few.
Toki Tori will be made available through Nintendo’s WiiWare service, which is scheduled to launch on the 12th of May in the USA.
- New Wii Remote Controls
- Dozens of Levels
- Uses Wii Messageboard
- Suitable for All Ages
- Will Be Available in USA, Europe and Australia
You can view the first screenshots of the game (six in all) on the game page.