"It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit"
"RIVE is a great fit for Nintendo Switch"
Launch discount from old [email protected] promo also confirmed
Two Tribes has been a familiar name among Nintendo download fans, well known for its Toki Tori mascot and for publishing some excellent titles on 3DS and Wii U, in particular. There were tougher times, however, and sadness when the company co-founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn...
It really will be the "ultimate" edition of the game
Two Tribes has confirmed that its manic shooter RIVE is coming to the Switch eShop on November 17th, and it will be the best version of the game yet. For starters, it will offer a new Copilot Mode so you can play with a friend. This is a exclusive mode for the Switch version that allows two...
"It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit"
We've been fans of Two Tribes' swansong release, RIVE, since it arrived on PC and other consoles. The downside is that it's had a long road to Nintendo hardware, with technical challenges and a shrinking market ending the Wii U version, and since that point we've had a wait for the...
"We've always held the Nintendo aesthetic in high regard"
RIVE has proven to be an interesting project - it's a truly challenging and smart twin-stick shooter that is a swansong for Two Tribes. The studio brought us some excellent titles over a number of years, but decided that it would make one final game before moving on to new things...
"RIVE is a great fit for Nintendo Switch"
RIVE is the last game by Two Tribes, with the founders of the company that brought us the Toki Tori franchise signing off with a full-on and explosive 2D shooter. As a nod to ideals of old-school difficulties and game styles it's an excellent title, but sadly its Wii U eShop version looked doomed and is now...
"A better RIVE is preferable to an early sub-par RIVE"
In the steadily decreasing list of enticing titles still coming to the Wii U and its eShop, RIVE was among the most anticipated in the download scene. The final game from Two Tribes, it made a favourable impression as one of the demos in the E3 2015 '[email protected]' promotion, and we rather...
Will still support partners following release
RIVE is a hugely promising title from Two Tribes, a fast-paced action shooter that gave us a new appreciation for being blasted to bits following an extended hands on last year. Coming to Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and PC it's now confirmed for a September release; the surprising addition to this news,...
Just in time for release day
Toki Tori 3D launches today, and to mark the occasion developer Two Tribes has sneakily published a launch trailer on its YouTube channel. A remake of the Game Boy Color original, the game boasts improved visuals and animation, as well as a new "rewind" feature that allows you to backtrack and fix your mistakes. Toki...
Two Tribes isn't cute and cuddly any more
Two Tribes, prior to its closure and restructuring in early 2014, had a broad range of games and genres both developed in-house and as part of its publishing arm. Toki Tori was the best known of its titles, a cute - albeit tricky - puzzler that branched out across consoles and smart devices. The company's...
"I think we were trying to please everybody"
Toki Tori 2 was one of the Wii U eShop's first big exclusives, a puzzle platformer which built on the previous two games - one on Game Boy Color and the other on WiiWare - to offer one of the console's first big download releases. However, Two Tribes Collin van Ginkel has revealed that sales have been...
"There's fun in failure"
Two Tribes' upcoming Wii U eShop shooter RIVE has been on our radar since it was first announced, and the studio has now released another trailer which celebrates that thing we all try to avoid: failure. The new footage - shown below - was, according to Two Tribes' Collin van Ginkel, inspired by observing players at gaming...
Two Tribes gets less cerebral
Earlier this year Two Tribes endured a restructuring process and re-formed its development company, in the process shrinking the team down to three, still including original founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers. Previously associated with the Toki Tori brand and its publishing business, the struggles of Toki...
Let there be no doubt
During the summer period Two Tribes, the studio best known for its Toki Tori titles that also restructured and started again earlier in the year, announced its new 2D shooter — RIVE. At the time Two Tribes told us that it was "gunning" for Wii U development, and the studio has now confirmed on Twitter and to us at EGX in...
Currently earning more from the eShop than "any other digital shop"
Just recently Two Tribes lifted the lid on its shooter, RIVE, which it had been teasing for a number of months. It was a welcome landmark for a company that's endured a difficult year, with co-founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers shutting down the development company and...
Wii U eShop
The battle returns
Originally released exclusively on WiiWare in 2009, Swords & Soldiers has had its fair share of ports in the five years since its initial release; it's made an appearance on almost every platform under the sun. The last of these to grace a Nintendo platform, the 3DS version, was not exactly a shining example of what one would...
The best of both worlds
The WiiWare platform may not always be considered in a particularly glowing light, but it's undeniable that it did deliver some top-class download experiences. One of these was Swords & Soldiers from Ronimo Games, a side-scrolling real-time strategy title that made use of the Wii Remote pointer in an intuitive, natural...
EDGE on 3DS enjoys the biggest boost
One of the most significant issues with both the Wii and DSi online stores were the fixed price points, locking game publishers into their launch rate. As we've seen on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, however, Nintendo's decision to drop that requirement has brought us regular promotions and discounts on a...
Yours for just $1.99
Earlier today the European Nintendo Download update included some permanent price discounts from Two Tribes on its 'Classics' range. While the North American update isn't officially released until Thursday, the publisher has taken to Twitter to confirm that these price drops will also apply in North America. This price of...
"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...
"We're still in the game making business, albeit in smaller form"
This week we reported the news that Two Tribes had shut down its development company and, in its own terms, rebooted with a smaller development studio. As Two Tribes Publishing B.V. was a separate company — as the name suggests — responsible for publication of both the studio's...
Two Tribes Publishing B.V. remains unaffected
Two Tribes, the development studio best-known for games such as Toki Tori and Toki Tori 2+, has entered bankruptcy, with the original owners Martijn Reuvers and Collin van Ginkel now forming a new, smaller company. Two Tribes as a development studio was a separate business from Two Tribes Publishing...
A different side of the same cube
We are already big fans of EDGE on the Wii U eShop, a release in which it was one-third of the Two Tribes Classics trilogy. Its arrival on the 3DS is as a solo flyer, and perhaps on a screen size that'll be more familiar to veterans of the mobigame title that Two Tribes has so effectively promoted to gamers of all...
The Two Tribes Classics Trilogy comes to an end
For those looking at low-cost additions for their Wii U download library, the Two Tribes Classics have certainly been tempting options — Toki Tori and EDGE have arrived so far. The final of the three releases now has a confirmed release date, with RUSH arriving in Europe and North America on 12th...
Passes Nintendo of America's certification checks
Last week we reported that EDGE would be coming to the 3DS eShop, and it appears we won’t have to wait too long. Earlier today, Two Tribes announced on Twitter that things were looking good for an EDGE 3DS Christmas release, or possibly even sooner. The publisher later confirmed that the title,...
Published by Two Tribes, ported by Cosmigo
EDGE arrives on the Wii U eShop in North America and Europe today, the second entry in the Two Tribes Classics series of low-prices releases. We're big fans, too, awarding it 9/10 in our review. Publisher Two Tribes has now confirmed that the title will also be making its way the 3DS eShop, soon, providing...
Wii U eShop
Simple but multi-sided
Two Tribes, in bringing its Classics series to the Wii U eShop, is among the first to deliver inexpensive experiences — especially with launch promotional prices — that have primarily made their home on other platforms for a good period of time. The updated edition of Toki Tori is based on its PC brethren, while now we...
After announcing their existence earlier in the year, Two Tribes recently lifted the lid on its Classics range coming to the Wii U eShop, three games that come to Nintendo's latest system in shiny optimised HD forms. It's possible that they'll all be familiar to gamers in some form or other, with each having appeared on a mix of...
Announcements made on Miiverse
One feature that never made it to Toki Tori 2 on the Wii U eShop, even in its + update, is the level editor. Although shown in a crude form at press events as far back as August 2012, it's never made it into the final cut on Nintendo's platform. Unfortunately it looks like the feature isn't coming anytime soon, as the...
There's some serious value on offer
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...
Toki Tori 2 was a bold, ambitious game in its design, and delivered on many fronts. Its deliberately hands-off approach, combined with occasionally ambiguous objectives and awkward backtracking counted against it in the eyes of some — certainly not all — gamers. In our review we awarded 7/10, concluding that a high degree...
A great idea fully hatched?
Toki Tori 2 was always high on a number of Wii U eShop wishlists when it was announced prior to the Wii U's launch. Toki Tori was an early standout on WiiWare, yet developer Two Tribes didn't simply repeat the formula with the sequel, instead opting for a bold approach where puzzles were simply part of a larger world,...
"We're already working on them behind the scenes"
Two Tribes has been a busy studio in recent times, bringing Toki Tori 2 to the Wii U eShop, a '+' version to Steam on PC, and has also confirmed to us on multiple occasions that updates to the Wii U version will add features such as the level creation tool. While that's plenty to deal with, the...
Original Toki Tori may get Wii U re-release
Toki Tori 2 was one of the first titles confirmed for the Wii U eShop, even before it was officially confirmed to be called the eShop. Though it arrived outside of the launch window, that was due to the development team opting to improve key elements that weren't up to the studio's standards ahead of a...
The early bird gets the worm
Two Tribes has announced pricing details for the soon-to-be-released Toki Tori 2. As an extra bonus, however, the highly anticipated Wii U eShop title will launch worldwide on 4th April with a 10% discount in all territories. The following pricing information comes from Two Tribes' official blog; the listed prices are...
Going behind the scenes
With its upcoming Wii U eShop release of Toki Tori 2, as well as plans to port a couple of existing titles to the console's download platform, developer Two Tribes has a lot of work on its plate. Despite that the team has been kind enough to produce the following exclusive tour of its HQ, giving an insight into the size of...
Toki Tori 2, the sequel to one of WiiWare's best-known titles, arrives on the Wii U eShop on 20th December. This sequel features significant changes from the structure and gameplay of the original release, while the included level editor may give extra life to the experience for any budding game designers with their hands on a Wii U...
Calling the shots
Toki Tori 2, the sequel to one of WiiWare's best-known titles, arrives on the Wii U eShop on 20th December. This sequel features significant changes from the structure and gameplay of the original release, while the included level editor may give extra life to the experience for any budding game designers with their hands on a...
The bird's still got it
Toki Tori 2 was one of the first eShop titles confirmed for Wii U, showing that developer Two Tribes is more than happy to take another early plunge on Nintendo's download platform. It seems only right, too, as the developer's first ever release was Toki Tori on Game Boy Color, before a new version of that game had a start...
Hatching a plan
Two Tribes has started work on the level editor for the Wii U version of Toki Tori 2. It's still in proof of concept stage for now, "but it looks promising". The developer tweeted that the first draft of the mode has been coded. You'll be able to edit on the GamePad while the television sits in a paused state, matching the changes...
No more flapping around
A little over a week ago Two Tribes released its first trailer for Toki Tori 2, showing off footage of the diminutive feathered hero solving puzzles and using various creatures in the environment to help him on his way. It showed off some nifty gameplay mechanics, while the developer revealed details via its blog of the...
Tell us all about it
Two Tribes has already confirmed that it's working to bring Toki Tori 2 to Wii U, with the goal of arriving on the system on or near its launch. As it's a developer that's already keen to be involved in Nintendo's next console, we were certainly encouraged when the following exchange took place on our Twitter feed...
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...
Other than Toki Tori
Dutch development studio Two Tribes has released titles on WiiWare and DSiWare, so it's only natural the team would want to move across to support the new Nintendo 3DS. What should they create, though? That's where you come in. The team is openly soliciting ideas on the official Two Tribes blog, asking users what they would play on 3DS — with the exception of Toki Tori, which..
200 Points for portable puzzler
Two Tribes' latest release, Frenzic, launches on European DSiWare today with a North American release to follow on Monday, and we have the official launch trailer to fill in some of the details in case you're not sure whether to take the 200 Point plunge or not. If the press release and following trailer still don't...
Promising puzzler gets it in the Q&A
DSiWare puzzler Frenzic is nearly upon us – released this Friday in Europe and Monday for North America at 200 Points, in fact. Publisher Two Tribes graciously granted us time for an interview to find out more about the process of bringing Frenzic to DSiWare. Nintendo Life: Can you tell us a bit about Frenzic?...
Another puzzler under its belt
Two Tribes has carved out a nice position for itself in the download market with its selection of puzzle games on the WiiWare service. Having already brought Toki Tori and Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH to release, the developer is getting ready to launch its upcoming port of The Iconfactory's puzzle game Frenzic from the App Store to the DSi Shop. Screenshots of the..
Room for one more puzzle game
DSiWare is a pretty crowded place for puzzle games, so the announcement of one more is generally met with more than a little world-weariness. When the team behind the announcement is Two Tribes, the studio responsible for Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH and Toki Tori, you might be a bit more inclined to show interest. The studio is publishing portable puzzler Frenzic on..
Feast your eyes on some more screenshots.
Two Tribes has just released a brand new batch of five screenshots for their upcoming WiIWare puzzler, Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH. The new screens are a bit more zoomed in than the previous ones, to give us a clear view at the game's smooth graphics. The screenshots can be viewed below in the image section - They're the five newest ones, of course! Two..
Check out the upcoming WiiWare puzzler in action.
Two Tribes have just sent over the brand new official trailer of their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush in action. The game is currently in lot check at Nintendo, so it should see a release fairly soon if all goes according to plans. You can check out a snippet of information about the game, along with the official trailer of the..
Plus we're told that the game isn't too far from a release on the WiiWare service.
Two Tribes have just sent over five brand new screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush in action. The game is currently in lot check at Nintendo, so it should see a release fairly soon if all goes according to plans. You can check out a snippet of information about the game, along..
We asked Two Tribes some questions about their upcoming second WiiWare game.
It's been a long time since we heard anything from Two Tribes. After releasing the fantastic Toki Tori around WiiWare's launch period, they haven't really done too much on the digital download front - Toki Tori was recently ported to iPhone, but aside from that things have been pretty quiet. Of course we had a feeling they..
Set to make a series of games based around the famous Rubik's Cube.
Ever since they released the excellent WiiWare launch title Toki Tori, things have been rather quiet at Two Tribes, which was a shame - Obviously we couldn't wait to see what else they had in store for WiiWare! Today the wait is over - Two Tribes has revealed that their next project is actually a series of WiiWare games based..
Own your very own Toki Tori!
A while ago Two Tribes expressed their desire to create Toki Tori merchandise. But it was all up to fan demand if they would actually be made. It's now official though, there will be Toki Tori figurines, with perhaps other merchandise to follow. They're not for sale yet, nor has Two Tribes revealed any details on when we can expect them to be, or how much they'll cost,..
It's time for another Toki Tori blog update! This time, you can see how exactly Two Tribes went about designing levels.
The blog post says that Two Tribes very carefully designed every level - Each one had to have its own unique feature or theme, without making the solution too obvious. The post also reveals some interesting things from this and the previous Toki Tori - For example, Toki Tori on..
Two Tribes is trying hard to get more people interested in their awesome WiiWare puzzler, Toki Tori. Last week they decided to start making blog posts about the game's development, but this week they're going one step further.
Apparently lots of people have already requested Toki Tori merchandise, but the costs to make these were quite high. Two Tribes isn't exactly that big of a company, so they..
Toki Tori for has been available since the launch of WiiWare mid 2008. It has since been nominated for several IGN 2008 Awards, and was ranked 4th on the the year's top 5 WiiWare games at WiiWare World.
Today, Two Tribes would like to announce the opening of their new Toki Tori blog. It can be found here. The blog will contain posts from the development team behind Toki Tori and focus on giving..
Remember Toki Tori? Of course you do – it’s the best Dutch export since the clog, as was clearly stated in our glowing review. It may be one of the earlier WiiWare releases but it remains a true classic that you really should download if you haven’t done so already.
Anyway, our friends over at developer Two Tribes have gotten in touch to let us know about Toki Tori’s appearance at the..
He's football mad!
Our finely feathered friend Toki Tori does like to get out and about it seems. Most recently he has been spotted at the Euro 2008 football championship! (Soccer to our American friends) Take a look for yourself at the freshly updated Toki Tori website. If you look under the media section you can find some nice wallpapers for your...
WiiWare World can exclusively reveal that Toki Tori is due to be released this coming Monday (2nd June) in North America on WiiWare.
Lucky Europe got this excellent game on the 20th May as part of their WiiWare launch. Platform/Puzzle fans in North America jealously coveted a slice of the action but were to be disappointed when it didn’t come out the following week in their territory. All the..
For many people Toki Tori represents the dark horse of the European WiiWare launch. Unless you were a keen Gameboy Color gamer there's a chance that you've never heard of this cute little character before, but he's been given a new lease of life on WiiWare in what is proving to be an extremely promising title.
Sensing that the world needed to know...
If you're still not quite convinced of Toki Tori's awesomeness then this trailer might finally do the trick - It's the first actual gameplay footage of the game that's been released.
All four of the game's areas are shown, along with a bunch of the game's tools and items. You can also hear what the game's music and sound effects sound like. The game will be released on the Wii Shop soon - We..
Dutch developer Two Tribes today released some new screens for Toki Tori, their upcoming WiiWare game. As you might know, it appears to be a remake of their original Game Boy Color game of the same name.
The game is a platformer/puzzler hybrid, combining quick reactions with smart thinking. It was originally released at the end of the GBC's life (In 2001) and was met with pretty positive reviews..
You might've already seen it on the WiiWare game page a while ago - Toki Tori was a game released on the Game Boy Color at the very end of its life - 2001, to be exact. The game looked quite amazing for the little system, almost on par with the new Game Boy Advance, and featured some stunningly addictive gameplay. It also had a pretty addictive soundtrack.
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 t...