Two Tribes promises to do "everything in their power" to ship the game

Toki Toris first release harkens back to the brighter days of WiiWare, a fairly young company taking a gamble on an unknown service. Little were they to know that while Toki Tori would go onto be a cult hit, WiiWare wouldnt do much but hold them back. Fast forward three years and Two Tribes have finally felt it worthwhile to return to Nintendos downloadable platformers, announcing that Toki Tori 2 development plans are now under way for the Wii U in addition to its previously announced Steam release.

What changed their minds was recent information Nintendo have put out about their online strategies going forward, as well as the strength of the 3DS eShop. In their development blog for the game, Two Tribes said that "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 (sic) functionality on Wii U."

The post also spoke to how Toki Tori 2 might make use of the Wii Us unique feature set. First off, its minimal UI leads it to be an ideal candidate for playing just on the Wii Us controller, rather than needing a full TV to display the game at all times. Additionally, the games existing PC control schemes translate over well to the Wii Us well equiped controller, but the game wont be making use of its many motion control functions as the game "wasnt designed with them in mind". Lastly Two Tribes said that they were looking into fan suggestions the tablet controller would be ideal for creating custom levels, although theyd need to be sure of Nintendos level sharing systems before they went too far down that road.

While the post is more a statement of intentions than anything concrete, it is good to see developer enthusiasm for the Wii U returning to the heady days of the Wii.

Source: Nintendolife, Two Tribes Blog

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Two Tribes promises to do "everything in their power" to ship the game

Toki Toris first release harkens back to the brighter days of WiiWare, a fairly young company taking a gamble on an unknown service. Little were they to know that while Toki Tori would go onto be a cult hit, WiiWare wouldnt do much but hold them back. Fast forward three years and Two Tribes have finally felt it worthwhile to return to Nintendos downloadable platformers, announcing that Toki Tori 2 development plans are now under way for the Wii U in addition to its previously announced Steam release.

What changed their minds was recent information Nintendo have put out about their online strategies going forward, as well as the strength of the 3DS eShop. In their development blog for the game, Two Tribes said that "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 (sic) functionality on Wii U."

The post also spoke to how Toki Tori 2 might make use of the Wii Us unique feature set. First off, its minimal UI leads it to be an ideal candidate for playing just on the Wii Us controller, rather than needing a full TV to display the game at all times. Additionally, the games existing PC control schemes translate over well to the Wii Us well equiped controller, but the game wont be making use of its many motion control functions as the game "wasnt designed with them in mind". Lastly Two Tribes said that they were looking into fan suggestions the tablet controller would be ideal for creating custom levels, although theyd need to be sure of Nintendos level sharing systems before they went too far down that road.

While the post is more a statement of intentions than anything concrete, it is good to see developer enthusiasm for the Wii U returning to the heady days of the Wii.

Source: Nintendolife, Two Tribes Blog

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