Dutch developers Two Tribes have announced that their upcoming Wii U eShop title, Toki Tori 2 will miss its planned December 20 release date.
In a statement released on Two Tribes’ website the delay is so the development team have more time to polish, fix and perfect everything.
While Two Tribes are staying tight lip about when the game will come out they appear to be targeting an early 2013 release, which could see the game coming out between January – March.
Below is the full statement from the developers website.
Toki Tori 2’s a personal project for us. It’s (the) first game we’ve made without being tied to a license or publisher, it’s something we’re putting a lot of love in, and it’s something that’s just not good enough to be released yet.
It’s also the most complete game experience we’ve developed so far; the whistle and stomp concept is rather unique, the game world is filled with all kinds of creatures, we’ve added an interactive storyline and we’ll allow you to explore the game’s world as you see fit. All these things are in the game right now, but there are so many things that could, no… should be a better that we feel we would do you a disservice to you if we release it in its current form.
So what now? We are busy making a plan to fix the the game’s current weak spots, in all categories ranging from gameplay to graphics to technology. We are not ready to commit to an exact release date at this point, but it will definitely be early in the new year.
In closing, we’d like to thank everyone for the support we’ve received this past year. We hope you’ll stick with us until the release!
Sequel to the 2001 GameBoy original, Toki Tori 2 is a puzzle/platforming title that features a huge open world that is accessible to players from the start to explore, as well as a robust level editor that fully utilises the Wii U GamePad
The scope of the game sounds huge, so no doubt a few weeks of development time will make Toki Tori 2 certainly worth the wait.
Disappointed by Toki Tori 2‘s delay, or glad to hear the team are holding off to make an even better game?
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