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Two Tribes Announces Toki Tori 2 Wii U Plans

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

They're not playing chicken

Some of you may remember that Toki Tori, developed by Two Tribes, was a launch title on WiiWare. With the Wii's successor due this year, Two Tribes has decided to try and make an appearance on Wii U's download service.

Through a press release and blog entry, it's been confirmed that efforts are underway to bring Toki Tori 2 to Wii U, with the title being in development for PC up to this point. Citing Nintendo's improved online strategy, the developer is promising to do everything possible to bring the title to the next-gen console and make good use of the tablet controller. We've picked out some interesting parts from their announcement for you to digest.

We would definitely include playing on the Wii U controller directly without the need for a TV. Toki Tori 2 has been designed with minimal use for a graphical user interface, so the game should be perfectly playable on the controller’s smaller widescreen display. As for the motion controls, we don’t think Toki Tori needs those and adding them to the game as it is currently designed does not make much sense.

What could be very interesting, and what’s been requested countless times from the fans, is if we could incorporate a level editor utilizing the Wii U controller. This could mean that the game runs on the TV while you make adjustments to the level on the touchscreen in real time. We think that would work really well!

But this is pure speculation at this point, since there is nothing known about the Wii U’s ability to share and store levels at this point. In any case, we are excited and will do everything in our power to make sure you get to play Toki Tori 2 on Wii U!

Did you enjoy Toki Tori, and would you like to play its sequel on Wii U?

[via twotribes.com]

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User Comments (21)

bboy2970

#1

bboy2970 said:

That level creator idea sounds like a really creative, innovative use of the Wii U tablet! This is surely an instant buy when it comes out!

Ren

#2

Ren said:

Awesome! Can't wait for this. I hope this means there are others getting stuff ready too, to kick off a robust DL service at launch. If the online materials at launch are like the 3DS was it will be bad news.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#3

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

OH! I was asking them on twitter if they were bringing this on Nintendo consoles and lo and behold...

GOOD.

erv

#4

erv said:

Toki Tori was brilliant, so consider this one purchased.

accc

#5

accc said:

"As for the motion controls, we don’t think Toki Tori needs those and adding them to the game as it is currently designed does not make much sense."
Remember how in the Wiiware version, they let you select skills by flicking the Wiimote left or right? LOL, I guess they finally realized what a pointless option that was. Toki Tori is still one of the best downloadable games ever, so I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel. I hope this doesn't mean that they're leaving out the Wiimote pointer control scheme for the sequel though, that was by far my preferred method for controlling the original.

Henmii

#8

Henmii said:

Good news! I wasn't a massive Toki Tori fan, but it was a fun game so I would consider buying this sequel too!

TheChosen

#9

TheChosen said:

Kind of refreshing to hear someone say "Yes, we are bringing this for WiiU as well" compared to "we are considering it".

19Robb92

#13

19Robb92 said:

I have the first one on Steam. Love it, it's actually a really good puzzle game. Nice to hear the second one might be coming to WiiU. I'll probably get the second one on Steam as well though. But always nice with some quality software being offered.

LeasTwanteD

#15

LeasTwanteD said:

The little dreamer in me still hopes for a shared shop account between the WiiU and the 3DS. If i had to decide i'd rather have it on the 3DS though. The gameplay will most likely not be too different from the WiiWare game and i prefer portable puzzlers.
While i got stuck in one of the very last levels in the WiiWare game it is one of the best games on the service. So if i get a WiiU this is as good as bought.
Still want the original GBC game on the 3DS's VC as well.

chewytapeworm

#18

chewytapeworm said:

Cool news, loved the Wii version. Quite early to be talking about it yet though eh? And didn't they do one for the Gameboy yonks ago? They should do that for 3ds VC too!

bauckster

#19

bauckster said:

I'm very happy to hear that! Sounds like Two Tribes has some wonderful ideas about how to maximize the WiiU's potential in a meaningful way (e.g. the level editor idea). I hope that many other quality developers also follow suit.

Kagamine

#21

Kagamine said:

just got the first one through humble bundle, havent played it yet though. However happy to hear any news about possible wiiU titles!

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