Ten years after the launch of the Game Boy Color original, Two Tribes have announced that they will be releasing a sequel to Toki Tori in spring 2012. Toki Tori 2 will first arrive on PC and Mac, before later moving to iOS, unspecified Nintendo download platforms and other unannounced systems.
The original Toki Tori was remade for Nintendo WiiWare at the launch of the download service and has subsequently made appearances on PC, Mac, iOS and Android, with a PlayStation Move-enabled PlayStation 3 release upcoming. The puzzle platformer features Toki Tori, a determined chicken on a journey to save the unhatched eggs containing his siblings via dozens of levels designed to leave you squawking.
Two Tribes are opening up development of Toki Tori 2 to fans in a number of ways. Firstly, development blogs will give plenty of insight into the game's final six months of work before release; to start with, they have revealed that items have been dropped for the sequel. You can also follow numerous Twitter accounts - the full details of which can be found here - for yet more behind the scenes information.
Finally, and most excitingly, an initial 200 lucky Steam users can download a development build of Toki Tori 2 to track the progress first hand and offer valuable feedback. Email the team quickly if you want to try and claim one of the download codes!
"Normally we don't include quotes in our press releases, but for the announcement of the sequel to our most treasured game we'll gladly make an exception!" - Martijn Reuvers, managing director, Two Tribes.
"We're starting with a super-early version of Toki Tori 2, which is basically interactive concept art, running on Steam for people to try out. We're very excited to be able to involve the Two Tribes community in such a direct way!" - Collin van Ginkel, creative director, Two Tribes.
We'll bring you more on Toki Tori 2 as soon as we know which Nintendo platforms it is destined for. Make sure you keep an eye on Two Tribes' blog until then.
Are you interested in a sequel to Toki Tori?