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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Platformer
Developer: Microids
Release Date: Q2 2019

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'Toki' (ALL) Gets PS4, Xbox One and PC Date, New Features - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT

Toki is a remake of the classic arcade/platforming game that was originally released in 1989.

Microïds, Anuman Interactive’s video games label, is proud to announce its collaboration with Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane to give new life to the arcade game Toki (aka Juju Densetsu in Japan) ! The remake will give players the chance to discover or revisit this 2D platform game, and face up to the different levels and enemies, each wilder than the last!

Toki, a human warrior, has a peaceful, primitive existence in the depths of the jungle with his beloved Miho. But they weren’t counting on the witch doctor Doctor Vookimedlo, who, entranced by Miho’s beauty, decides to kidnap her and transform Toki into a sinister-looking ape. With the help of the demon Bashtar, Doctor Vookimedlo takes Miho to his golden Palace far away. Determined to get her back, Toki sets forth on a perilous adventure to reach Doctor Vookimedlo’s home, save his sweetheart and regain his appearance.

The former warrior must adapt to his new form: rather than using conventional weapons, he spits strange projectiles at his enemies to eliminate them. In the course of his quest, Toki finds items that help him reach his destination, including an American football helmet, a pair of ferns and a tuba.

Toki has marked an entire generation of players thanks to its ape-like character and its specific arcade game difficulty. For its grand return on Nintendo Switch, Philippe Dessoly, the artist for the original Toki on Amiga, the creator of Mr Nutz and of official artwork for Goldorak and Albator, is taking charge of the artistic direction.


"After the Retrollector edition’s success, released on November 22nd, a physical and digital release on the other existing platforms seemed appropriate. We wanted all players to discover both the fun and the difficulty that Toki has to offer. We hope that the remarkable work done on this remake will delight both the old and the new generation!" revealed Elliot Grassiano, Vice-President at Microïds

While gameplay stays true to the original, the PS4, Xbox One, PC/ Mac versions will get a speedrun mode, a quick save system and 5 extra graphic filters to enjoy TOKI another way!

The game is welcoming new features like a speedrun mode and a jukebox.

  • NEW GAME MODE: For the first time, Toki will offer a speedrun mode, accessible from the beginning of the game and available in every difficulty settings.
  • NEW GRAPHIC FILTERS: Rediscover this retro adventure thanks to 5 filters suitable in all game modes. The "cathodic TV" effect will particularly speaks to the most nostalgic players!
    • 32 music tracks in total
    • 24 composed by Raphaël Gesqua
    • 8 compositions from the original game

Currently available on Nintendo Switch, Toki will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC/ Mac on June 6, 2019.

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