Two Tribes set to bring Toki Tori 2 to Wii U

Nintendo’s recent information regarding their ‘Nintendo Network’ plans for Wii U has inspired Two Tribes to do everything in their power to bring Toki Tori 2 to the console.

“The first Toki Tori was a launch game for the original WiiWare download service in 2008 and today we’ve decided that we are going to do everything in our power to make sure Toki Tori 2 graces Nintendo’s upcoming HD console as well”, the company stated on the Two Tribes website.

“You may wonder why we decided this just now. Nintendo recently released information on their online strategy, which sounds much more robust than before. The 3DS eShop has been a big step in the right direction compared to the Wii and DSi online shops, and it would be strange if they did not at least match it’s functionality on Wii U. Since Toki Tori 2 is designed to be a downloadable title, these things are vital to making the correct choice of which platforms to develop for”.

Two Tribes then went on to comment that it would be easy to transition the game from its initial release for Steam, and how the game would best suit the Wii U controller.

“So how are we going to tackle this?” they began. “Up until now we could just focus on the initial release for Steam, where we decided to go for traditional directional controls on keyboard or joypad. The translation of those controls to the Wii U controller should be smooth sailing as it features two analogue sticks and we only need two buttons for the whistle and stomp moves. But the Wii U controller offers many more options of course.

“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.”

Thinking of how they could expand upon the game, Two Tribes clarified that they’d heard fans requests for a level editor.

“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”, Two Tribes explained. “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!”

The original Toki Tori is currently available through the WiiWare service, priced at 900 Wii Points.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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