Toki Tori 2 Introduces the Wii U Exclusive Tokidex

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Coming “soon-ish” to PC, Mac and Wii U, Toki Tori 2, sequel to the cutesy chicken-starring puzzle platformer first released as a Game Boy Color game over a decade ago before more recently getting a remake on WiiWare, Steam and mobile devices, will introduce an exclusive new feature just for Nintendo’s next console.

Known as the Tokidex, this new feature will utilize the Wii U Gamepad as a virtual camera with the built-in touch screen serving as the viewfinder. With the Tokidex, players will be able to aim the Gamepad at the screen and snap pictures of the creatures and objects populating the game world. Scanned critters/items will then be cataloged in the Tokidex, which sounds an awful lot like Pokémon’s Pokédex–gotta catch ‘em all!

Two Tribes has also expressed desire to develop a level editor for the Wii U version that would take advantage of the Gamepad display. The idea would be for gameplay to run on the TV while players make edits on the touch screen in real time. But I don’t believe this feature has been confirmed just yet. One thing that has been confirmed, though, is the option to be able to play the game just from the Gamepad screen without hogging the TV.

Stomp and whistle along to this new trailer celebrating Toki Tori 2‘s official Steam and Wii U release plans.

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