Two Tribes' puzzle-platformer sequel Toki Tori 2 will make its debut on December 20th as part of the Nintendo Wii U eShop's pre-Christmas update.

"Since we're a relatively small indie studio, a lot is riding on the success of Toki Tori 2 for us," Two Tribes notes. "We have spent well over a year with everyone at Two Tribes on this single project, which means Toki Tori 2 will be the only source of income for a while to come.

"When Nintendo announced their plans for the Wii U, we decided early on that the game needed to be on that platform, but it wasn't until we noticed that our completion date and the Wii U launch date aligned that we made the call."

The series has a history of premiering on Nintendo platforms, as the original Toki Tori debuted as a Game Boy Color exclusive in 2001, and was remade and released as part of Nintendo's WiiWare launch lineup in 2008. Toki Tori 2 will be released for Windows and Mac via Steam next year.