Dutch developer Two Tribes have revealed their upcoming Nintendo Wii U title, Toki Tori 2 has officially been classified and rated in Australia.
Taking to Twitter, the studio announced the classification via their official page.
While video game ratings don’t generally make headline news, classifications and ratings in Australia is an ongoing issue, one that can either delay or outright block a game for sale in this country.
This is generally due to allegedly higher than normal submission costs, and at least up until the start of 2013, a lack of a suitable adults only R18+ rating.
Australia’s rating system, by no fault of its own, has also caused Wii U owners some grief. Following the consoles launch last November, Australia has missed out on some key Nintendo eShop titles such as Trine 2: Directors Cut and Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition.
Future games such as Double Fine and Sega’s The Cave, which had its release date confirmed for next week, doesn’t show any signs of making it to Aussie gamers alongside the rest of the world either.
The knowledge that Two Tribes’ Toki Tori 2 has actually been rated shows signs of a same-day release when the game is finished and made available on the Nintendo eShop. Last month Two Tribes revealed the game wouldn’t make its planned December 20 release date, delaying it to allow for further development.
No matter how long it takes, we’re sure it’ll be well worth the wait.
Any Toki Tori fans out there relieved to hear this upcoming eShop gem has been rated for Australia?
If you are a fan you’ll want to keep an eye on Aussie-Gamer next week for a very special surprise!