It's been no secret that Two Tribes, which has recently seen a surge in Wii U eShop sales with the excellent Toki Tori 2+, has been planning a Classics range for the Wii U eShop, including titles familiar to Nintendo gamers and a couple that will be new to some. The details have been revealed today and, it has to be said, they look like rather tempting offerings.
First up is the HD return of WiiWare title Toki Tori, which contains plenty of self-contained puzzle stages to take on — it'll have optional touchscreen controls, off-TV play and includes the Portal 2 ARG content enjoyed on other platforms; it's due this month.
Next is EDGE, a puzzle platformer where you negotiate a cube to safety across various courses. Due in November, its highlights include a retro soundtrack and the inclusion of the EDGE Extended content, while it'll run at 1080p and 60 frames per second; it'll arrive in November.
Finally we have RUSH, which involves directing cubes towards colour co-ordinated goals but, unlike EDGE, places a greater emphasis on planning and puzzle solving. Like Toki Tori it'll include off-TV play and Portal 2 ARG content, while touch controls will replicate the precision needed with the mouse on PC; it'll arrive in December.
The pricing is the same across all of these titles, with both North America and Europe in line for releases in these windows — Australia is not yet confirmed for all three. There'll be a special launch price — the duration of which is still undecided — of $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.80, and after that introductory offer the pricing will revert to $3.99 / €3.99 / £3.59. The studio's Collin van Ginkel has given us the following statement regarding these announcements.
After finishing Toki Tori 2, it was a no-brainer for us to bring our back-catalog to the Wii U as well. They are based on the PC versions and we've spent quite some time making sure the games feel right at home on Wii U.
We'll have advance previews of Toki Tori and EDGE on Wii U with you very soon, but what do you think of this Classics range. Are you tempted to pick these up?