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On December 20th, we will release Toki Tori 2 on the Wii U eShop!

Toki Tori 2 Wii U Release Date!

We have been a bit quiet lately, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working our collective behinds off. We had hoped to be able to hit the Wii U launch, but we’re simply not there yet, so we’re taking our time to make sure the game lives up to our standards.

December 20th is the date we’ve chosen to release the game, meaning our Nintendo fans will be able to play the game during their Christmas holiday! To celebrate we’ve released new screenshots, which you can find below.

Screenshots

               
     
download them all here.

Much can change in the course of a year.  The game’s coming out on Wii U first, but when we started developing Toki Tori 2, we initially announced it for Steam. This switch was never officially addressed, and we want to give you a bit of insight into how this came to be.

Since we’re a relatively small indie studio, a lot is riding on the success of Toki Tori 2 for us. We have spent well over a year with everyone at Two Tribes on this single project, which means Toki Tori 2 will be the only source of income for a while to come. When Nintendo announced their plans for the Wii U, we decided early on that the game needed to be on that platform, but it wasn’t until we noticed that our completion date and the Wii U launch date aligned that we made the call.

Making something for a console launch has several benefits from a development and business standpoint. You don’t have to support a wide range of configurations as you would need to on Steam, meaning we can release earlier after we finish the game. And business-wise, it makes a lot of sense to be available at or around launch, since players are very eager for new things to play on their new devices.

We’ll take a much deserved short break after the Wii U release and work full force on the Steam version after that. We hope our Steam fans, that have helped us out immensely by testing the development builds will stick with us as we make a great PC and Mac version after our short break.

Closing off, we’ve got the new logo. What do you think?

 

Two Tribes, Tuesday November 13 2012

Are these Wii U screenshots 0.o
And congrats for nearly releasing the game!

DQF, Tuesday November 13 2012, 19:04

These are taken from my PC actually, but the Wii U version uses the same assets and slightly better rendering for the color and blending effects.

Collin, Tuesday November 13 2012, 19:10

Nice job on those graphics, it looks superb!

En nu maar hopen dat die kip gouden eieren gaat leggen ;)

Daniel (ex-TT), Tuesday November 13 2012, 19:22

the screenshots looks awesome! :o
ps: i really prefer the old logo :(

Gregori Rodrigues, Tuesday November 13 2012, 23:34

Well, okay, I can wait a bit longer for a Steam version, as long as we get a bonus to compensate. At least give us a silly in-game hat.

Oh, and the new logo is absolutely horrible. Seriously, I think you should put it up for a vote among Beta users.

Saturn500, Wednesday November 14 2012, 2:01

I'm not keen on the new logo, either... It's probably more suitable to the looks of the game, but it also makes it look like a kids game (even more than TT1 O_o), and that may no help bringing the game to a larger audience. I don't want to think it has been dumbified for the WiiU kids, it's not what I'd expect from a TwoTribes game! ;)

The screenies look great though... Looking forward to the Steam release!

G.Lecter, Wednesday November 14 2012, 13:12

Good news, and some very impressive screenshots. :)
I do agree with G.Lecter about the logo though.. I also think it looks a bit for little kids, and I prefer the logo on the wooden sign.

Daniel, Wednesday November 14 2012, 16:16

I like the new logo. Good luck on Wii U :)

mxtomek aka mxT3, Friday November 16 2012, 14:32

I am a steam member and have repeatedly requested an activation code through .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). What steps do I need to take in order to contribute to the testing effort?

Ian, Monday November 19 2012, 21:23

Hi Ian. That is odd, can you email me directly? It's my name @twotribes.com. Thanks!

Collin, Tuesday November 20 2012, 12:17

Looking forward to picking this up for my Wii-U! So glad to see indie developers on this platform, and happy to hear it's easy for them to get into the eShop. I know what I'll be doing while eating my cookies and milk this Christmas eve. ;)

HaTaX, Wednesday November 28 2012, 0:43

Where is it?

Rob, Thursday January 3 2013, 6:17

Collin, Thursday January 3 2013, 10:31

 
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