Two Tribes Shoots Down the Possibility of Toki Tori 3
Posted by Jake Shapiro
"There is no audience for" a sequel to the Wii U title
In a series of tweets today, Dutch studio Two Tribes has indicated that poor sales of Toki Tori 2+ means there's no chance of another sequel. The cute puzzle-platformer struggled to find a fanbase when it released on the Wii U eShop and PC last year, a situation the company doesn't feel will change.
Interesting that it's news for people that we won't be making a new Toki Tori game. Did you guys expect us to do Toki Tori 3?— Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) March 24, 2014
@Quence because there is no audience for it, that won't change.— Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) March 24, 2014
This comes as no shock, considering the original Two Tribes development studio shut down in January after the tepid commercial response to Toki Tori 2; Two Tribes still exists as a small publisher, but the development studio behind the game has been replaced by a new company with a far smaller team.
Toki Tori 2 received some praise as the sequel to the original Toki Tori from 2001, which was one of the last games ever published for the Game Boy Color; that original title was also re-released with improved visuals as WiiWare and again on the Wii U eShop.
It seems that the mascot's days have drawn to a close, however. Are you sad that the chick may be out of the game?