Collin van Ginkel, the designer and one of the founders of Two Tribes, has told Nintendo Latino that the company has no intentions of making another Toki Tori game. Collin says that Toki Tori 2 didn’t perform as well as the company had hoped, so he says the development team will move on and tackle another genre.
“Well, since Toki Tori 2+ didn’t perform as well as we had hoped, we’ve decided that we are not going to be making a new Toki Tori game, ever. He’ll be back in some easter egg probably, but we are moving on and taking on other genres.”
WayForward and Two Tribes are both continuing their ardent support of Nintendo consoles by bringing a couple of tried and true games from their catalogs to the Wii U this month. WayForward’s Mighty Switch Force 2, released on Nintendo 3DS in June, will be ported over to the Wii U on October 17th in North America and October 25th in all other regions. The title will sell for only $5.99. The original Mighty Switch Force was given new stages and visuals when it was brought to Wii U from 3DS, so here’s hoping WayForward will continue this trend.
Additionally, Two Tribes have announced on their Twitter page that the first Toki Tori will be rushed out onto the Wii U eShop before month’s end. The title had been previously confirmed along with two other puzzle classics from the Two Tribes vault, and now the company has revealed that it will be arriving even sooner than expected. Even though the Wii U picked up some momentum from the release of The Wind Waker HD in North America, the ailing console can certainly use the help of these stellar games coming to its eShop this month.
In a potential partnership of epic proportions, Toki Tori developer Two Tribes nearly had Nintendo and Valve working together to bring players of Toki Tori 2+ a special level editor. At one point faced with less-than-stellar sales of Toki Tori 2+ on Wii U, Two Tribes decided that they wanted gamers to be able to make their own levels on either platform, while being able to log into Steam and share them through the Workshop.
Apparently Nintendo and Valve were both on board with the idea, but Two Tribes could not bring it all into fruition in time to get it ready for the release of Toki Tori 2+. Alas, the partnership never panned out, but Two Tribes is optimistic that they may return to the idea in the future. Here are comments from the company’s Martijn Reuvers:
“Our dream was basically to let users create levels on whatever platform they’d prefer and that they would be able to share it through Steam Workshop. So we came up with a proposal that would allow Wii U owners of Toki Tori 2+ to login to Steam, so that they could make use of that functionality. Kinda what Valve did with Portal on the PS3. Nintendo and Valve reacted very positively and we had some calls and e-mails with both parties about this proposal.
Unfortunately things like this take time and cannot be implemented overnight. So for Toki Tori 2+, it was too late at that point. However we still are in contact with them, so should things change, we’ll definitely revisit it again.”
Two Tribes has announced that it will throw some support in the direction of Wii U by releasing three of its classic games in the Wii U eShop by the end of the year. The first Toki Tori installment will release in October, followed by EDGE in November, then RUSH caps off the trilogy with a December arrival. All three puzzlers will feature off-TV play and be priced at only $1.99 each. The Wii U can use all the help it can get, as abysmal sales figures continue to pile in for the console.
Two Tribes, the development team behind Toki Tori, has announced on Twitter that they have something cool for Wii U owners to check out next week. Two Tribes previously said that they’re looking to bring Toki Tori 2+, Toki Tori, RUSH, EDGE to the Wii U. So perhaps the announcement has something to do with those games. Of course, it could be something entirely brand new. What would you like to see Two Tribes announce?
We’ve got something cool coming for Wii U owners next week!
Thanks, Kallum S
Two Tribes, the acclaimed developer behind the Toki Tori franchise, has revealed via Twitter that they are looking to bring Toki Tori 2+, Toki Tori, RUSH, EDGE to the Wii U. The development studio is also considering EDGE for the Nintendo 3DS. At the moment Two Tribes is fishing for a Japanese publisher for these games and are asking any interested parties to get in touch.
To all Japanese publishers out there! Interested in publishing Toki Tori 2+, Toki Tori, RUSH, EDGE for
#WiiU and EDGE for 3DS? Get in touch!
Two Tribes director Martijn Reuvers says before Angry Birds became a phenomenal world-wide hit he was approached and asked whether he would put one of the Angry Bird characters into Toki Tori and also have Toki Tori characters feature in Angry Birds. This was said to be done in an effort to raise the game’s awareness. Reuvers says that he politely declined the idea as he didn’t feel that it was the right fit for Toki Tori. He says that this was his worst decision ever.
“The idea was to put an Angry Bird in Toki Tori and they would then put Toki Tori in Angry Birds. But when I played the game, I strongly felt that it wasn’t a right fit to put in Toki Tori. And I declined. A couple of months later, the sales suddenly picked up massively. The rest is history. In retrospect, it has been my worst decision ever.”