Developer Two Tribes recently celebrated the ten year anniversary of their wonderful little puzzle platformer Toki Tori [$2.99/Lite/HD/Lite HD]. The game originally launched back in late 2001 for the Game Boy Color, and due to that system's life cycle coming to an end and its successor the Game Boy Advance garnering all sorts of buzz, it never really received much recognition, despite being an especially excellent puzzle platforming experience.

Then, in 2008, Toki Tori finally got a chance to receive the accolades it deserved when a remade version hit the downloadable WiiWare service on Nintendo's Wii platform, with slick 2.5D visuals and several new or reworked levels over the original. This enhanced remake of Toki Tori earned high review marks and award nominations from the gaming media at large, and it was this version that was ported to the App Store in mid-2009, with a brand new touch control scheme and several other bells and whistles. We weren't shy about how much we liked the iOS version of Toki Tori in our review, and even included it in our Best Games of 2009 roundup that year.

So, what exactly am I trying to say with this longwinded backstory? Well that's simple – Toki Tori is good. Like, really good. And now it's finally getting a sequel. Two Tribes has announced in our forums that a sequel is in the works, and they have provided this super teaser-y teaser trailer to whet your appetite:

While no real gameplay hints are given up in that oh-so-short teaser video, my gut instinct tells me that Toki Tori 2 will involve an egg-shaped chick (as in baby chicken) as well as plenty of egg-shaped, uh, eggs to collect. My sixth sense is also telling me that there will be lots of puzzle elements as well as light platforming. Boy, I'm really going out on a limb here, eh? Of course, I could be WAY off base, and Toki Tori 2 might end up being a modern-military first-person shooter. I guess we won't know until next year, or at the very least whenever Two Tribes decides to drop some more substantial information in the collective lap of TouchArcade.

Another interesting note is that Two Tribes is actively recruiting players (just like your fine selves reading this right now) to take part in the development process of Toki Tori 2. You can visit their website for more details about this, and keep your eyes on this space for more news on Toki Tori 2 as development continues.

  • himanshu

    Toki Tori was hands down one of the hardest puzzlers on iOS. Some of the difficulty was also because a few levels were too large to see all together on the iPod screen.