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Introducing TY The Tasmanian Tiger HD: Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch

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Welcome back to Introducing: The article where TBG keep you updated on some of the new and exciting titles on the horizon. Today we are excited to provide the full details on one of the most fondly remembered and requested platformers of yesteryear, TY The Tasmanian Tiger, now with a swanky HD Remaster, Let’s take a look!


What is TY The Tasmanian Tiger?

You are TY, the last of the Tasmanian Tigers. Raised by a family of Bilbies, you can only vaguely recall your real parents. You’ve always thought that all the other Tassie Tigers died a long time ago. But then the Bunyip Elder found you and told you that your family is alive, but trapped in the Dreaming. Now hold your horses… don’t get upset… you see they’re not stuck there forever if you’re up for a bit of an adventure!

You see, deep in the Outback, there’s this kind of glowy portal thing that is a doorway to the Dreaming. And around that portal, there are some carvings in the rock, where five ancient mystical Talismans used to lay. Now, all you have to do is find the five Talismans, put them in the carvings, and the portal to Dreaming will open!


Now, before you go off like a frog in a sock, there’s just this one SMALL problem. You see there’s this evil cassowary – Boss Cass – who’s also after the Talismans. Yes. THAT Boss Cass. The one that trapped your family in the Dreaming in the first place, and told the school board to remove all the meat pies from the tuck shops. And if you didn’t think that made him enough of a megalomaniac, he’s ALSO trapped a whole bunch of your Bilby mates in cages all across the outback… something about overdue library books… Anyways, if you want to open the portal, you’ll have to beat him and his henchmen to the Talismans!


Tell us more!

Key features:

  • Joycon 6-axis motion control for throwing the rangs, gliding and precision boomeranging!
  • Screen-space ambient occlusion
  • Fully dynamic shadows
  • Colour correction and bloom
  • High definition (HD) art textures for the levels and characters
  • Improved particle effects
  • Improved camera
  • New Gamemode called “Hardcore Mode”
  • QA testing and problem fixing
  • Nintendo Lot Check
  • New TY character skins (a stretch goal feature)
  • Compatible with both the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite*  (*requires extra controllers to be able to use the TY motion controls.  i.e. throwing and gliding.)



A word from the developer

“For 20 years now TY the Tasmanian Tiger has been at the heart of our game
making-philosophy here at Krome Studios,” says Robert Walsh, CEO Krome
Studios. “We thank our loyal fans who have joined us in continuing this family-friendly tradition on the Nintendo Switch. Without you, we could not have
made this happen.”


Who are Krome Studios?

Krome is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 1999, it has shipped over 45 titles with partners and publishers worldwide including Disney Interactive Inc., Microsoft, LucasArts, Activision, Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal and Konami Digital Entertainment.



When can we play?

TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD immerses you in 17 levels of iconic Australian Outback. Collect opals, golden cogs, thundereggs, 13 different boomerangs and the all-important mystical talismans. The first game is available March 31st in the Nintendo eShop for North America as a digital download, April 3rd in the Nintendo eShop for Europe, and April 4th for Australia and New Zealand.

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