Toki Tori has bounced around from platform to platform following its release on Game Boy Color in 2001, hitting WiiWare, PC, Mac, iThings, Android, and Windows Mobile, and coming soon to PlayStation Network. Now, a decade later, creator Two Tribes has announced that it's finally getting a sequel.
Toki Tori 2 will be "a completely new adventure, developed from the ground up for today's players and technology," Two Tribes said in the announcement.
One change coming in with the fresh start is that there will be no weapons or items. Creative director Collin Ginkel explained that, in the original, items lead to certain puzzles which could only be solved with "a unique combination of items to be used in exact orders at the exact positions the designers wanted." With the sequel and without items, he said, puzzles will have more "possibilities."
Toki Tori will initially be released for PC via Steam and Mac in Spring 2012. After that, Two Tribes plans to bring it to "downloadable stores from Apple, Nintendo and more."
A sequel to eccentric Game Boy Color/WiiWare/PC platformer Toki Tori launches on Mac and PC in Spring 2012, Dutch developer Two Tribes has announced.
Releases on "downloadable stores from Apple, Nintendo and more" will follow some time thereafter, according to the announcement.
There's not much more to go on right now, other than a development blog and a few bit of concept art which you can check out below.
Capcom published the original on the Game Boy Color way back in 2002, which picked up an 8/10 from a nascent Eurogamer (see our Toki Tori review for details). It was then overhauled for WiiWare and PC in 2008.
Adorable puzzle/platformer Toki Tori is making the trek to PlayStation 3, Playlogic Games and Two Tribes announced today. The revamped version is getting updated visuals to support HD and stereoscopic 3D, a new game mode with newly designed stages, and PlayStation Move support. It's due this holiday season.
Curiously, the press release only mentions the European PlayStation Network, and the site only shows icons for the European PEGI rating system. Shacknews has contacted Playlogic to clarify whether it will come to North America as well. In the game, you play as a chick called Toki Tori, using his arsenal of weapons to collect eggs and solve the puzzle stages.
"Toki Tori will be the first of many quality titles we will release via PlayStation Network and other digital distribution platforms," said Playlogic CEO Rogier Smit in the press release. "We are absolutely thrilled to be able to work with this successful IP and experienced developer. We believe that Toki Tori on PSN is the ultimate version of the game and are proud that we are finally able to introduce Toki Tori game to PlayStation 3 owners across Europe."