In a recent interview with Two Tribes’ Collin von Ginkel, Nintendo Latino asked whether a new Toki Tori game is in the works. Ginkel replied by confirming that Toki Tori 2+, a timed Wii U exclusive, has not performed as the company had originally hoped. Due to this reason, the company is putting the Toki Tori franchise on hold for now.
The full translation follows:
NL: The sequel, Toki Tori 2 really demonstrates the versatility this particular franchise has. Creating a very lush world, with a certain open-endedness to it, all while maintaining the puzzle mechanics of the original. Where can Toki Tori go next?
Ginkel: Well, since Toki Tori 2+ didn’t perform as well as we had hoped, we’ve decided that we are not going to be making a new Toki Tori game, ever. He’ll be back in some Easter egg probably, but we are moving on and taking on other genres.
Two Tribes has continued to support the Wii U through the releases of the original Toki Tori, Rush, and Edge, but this news indicates that the company was hoping for higher sales. Whether the Wii U version of Toki Tori 2+ underperformed, or the PC version did, it seems like Toki Tori will be disappearing for a period of time.