Developer Two Tribes has abandoned its expansion plans for Toki Tori 2 on the Wii U.
The studio has apologised for “breaking a promise” to release a level editor for the game but admitted that the Wii U release “didn’t sell as good as we hoped it would”.
Confessed the studio: “So we asked ourselves: is this big update really worth the additional investment? We also figured that if we release a level editor, it won’t do much extra to the sales. When we weighed all the options, we unfortunately decided that it was the best option to move on and focus on a new game.”
That’s not to say that Two Tribes didn’t thoroughly explore the idea – it clearly did and at one point thought it may have happened upon a viable solution using Steam.
“We did come up with yet another solution: Steam integration on the Wii U,” it added. “This would make it at least possible for Wii U gamers to play custom levels created by people on Steam. We are actually pretty excited about that idea!
“So we talked to Valve and Nintendo to see if it was at possible in any way. But after discussions and technical investigations, it turned out to be a dead end as well. At least for now.”
As recompense Two Tribes has said it will issue free copies of the Steam version on PC, which can be requested via Nintendo’s Miiverse.