RIVE delayed for Wii U, may land on NX instead
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RIVE is the last game from Toki Tori developer Two Tribes. The studio has been working on its upcoming project for a couple of years, and previously announced plans for Wii U. It’s shaping up to release in September, but there’s a chance that Nintendo’s current-gen console may be off the table.
Two Tribes co-founder Collin van Ginkel told Nintendo Life:
“It’s very important to us that Nintendo users will get a great version of RIVE, but unfortunately we don’t know at this point when or how we’ll be able to deliver this. There are two main reasons for this, one technical and one business related.
The Nindies demo in 2015 was specifically optimized to perform well in hand-picked levels and didn’t manage 60FPS consistently. We’ve added a lot of stuff since then and we haven’t been able to reach the performance level required yet. We won’t release RIVE unless it’s a solid 60FPS, and if that means delaying it to a future platform, we will make that call and make sure Nintendo fans get the perfect experience.
The market has also changed. The game was supposed to ship over a year and a half ago, and things are a lot different now. Nintendo is exiting the Wii U market early in favor of the NX which means a long tail in sales is not looking likely. So that is the business part; do you release a game on a platform in its last days or on a new one that’s better suited and can reach gamers for years to come?”
When asked how long it’ll be before RIVE hits Nintendo hardware, van Ginkel said: “At the moment I can’t easily answer that. We’re going to try one last time to perfect the Wii U version, but if that fails we’ll need to focus on the future.”
A half hour of RIVE footage
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GameXplain has posted a video with 30 minutes of footage from Two Tribes’ shooter RIVE. Take a look at the gameplay below.
RIVE was on display at GDC this week, and GameSpot caught up with Two Tribes for a gameplay demo. Watch the latest footage below.
RIVE launching in September, will be Two Tribes’ final game
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Two Tribes is still hard at work on RIVE, a game planned for the Wii U eShop among other platforms. The end of development is in sight, as it now carries a September release window.
Here’s a new trailer:
Two Tribes also shared some surprising news today that RIVE will be the studio’s final game. The company “will continue to support our partners and all gamers out there,” but the team won’t be making any new, original projects.
Two Tribes wrote in a blog post:
Two Tribes shared a new RIVE video today to promote the title’s appearance at GDC 2016 next month. Take a look at it below.
Two Tribes shares an update about RIVE
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Two Tribes has provided an update on RIVE, covering the game’s release date and more.
First, RIVE is officially slated for 2016. While Two Tribes hoped to have it ready this year, they’re simply “not done yet” with development.
The studio explained:
“Since moving to a three man team early last year we had to rediscover how to handle things with less man-power. This means a lot of tasks have to be handled sequentially, instead of spread throughout the team. If we need a new trailer, the level designs stall for two weeks. If we decide to attend PAX or EGX with a booth, the entire project is paused for several weeks. It’s frustrating, especially since it means we can’t let you play the final game yet, but it’s our current reality and we are adamant to make RIVE the absolute best game we’ve ever created.”
Head on over to Two Tribes’ website for a breakdown of the latest RIVE screenshots, which also has some information about the story.
Source: Two Tribes PR
Toki Tori 3D has now arrived on the 3DS eShop. Watch some footage from the game below.
Toki Tori 3D launch trailer
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Two Tribes have shared the launch trailer for Toki Tori 3D, which will be released in all territories today. Check it out below:
Toki Tori 3D will be available in North America and Europe starting tomorrow. To download the game, you’ll need 650 blocks of free space. That amounts to around 81MB.
Toki Tori 3D out in all territories on November 5
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It was previously revealed through an eShop listing that Toki Tori 3D would be hitting Europe on November 5. Two Tribes has now confirmed this, and has also said that the game will be out in all regions on the same day – including North America. Pricing is set at $1.99 / €1.99.
Two Tribes also sent along an overview of Toki Tori 3D, which features new content. Head past the break to read it in full.