Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is Coming to Nintendo Switch in March
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is back by popular demand, resurrected by Krome Studios and fan support for current-gen consoles.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is one of my all-time favourite games. Sure; it didn’t set the world on fire. Some may have said that it’s a ‘Crash Bandicoot clone‘ that ‘makes no effort [to] hid[e] its influences.‘ That doesn’t stop me loving it as much as I do. People like me might be in the minority, but gosh-darn-it there’s enough of us to bring this game back!
Last year developer Krome Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Ty the Tasmanian Tiger to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released back in 2002 for the GameCube, PS2, and original Xbox, an HD remaster was brought to Steam in 2016 and has received ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ reviews (98%).
The crowd-funding campaign, which aimed to raise $50,000, ended up being backed by over 2500 people and reached $132,242 in total. The stretch goals they hit meant that ports for the Xbox One and the PS4 were now possible. Adapting the code and the base gameplay of the 2016 remaster, news about a release has been rather quiet since the Kickstarter campaign drew to a close. That was, until today.
Written in a blog post to Kickstarter backers, and shared with Eurogamer, the developer confirmed that Ty the Tasmanian Tiger will be coming to the Nintendo eShop on March 31, 2020. They also elaborated on further ports, saying that a PS4 version would come “as soon as possible,” with Xbox One sometime “after that.” In a poll on their Kickstarter page, backers were given the choice about which system, after the Nintendo Switch, should be given priority. PS4 came in as a clear winner.
The Nintendo Switch has seen a number of good ports over its relatively short lifespan, including CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Its porting prowess is one of its unique selling points over its competitors. That being said, very few developers take the time to integrate motion control functionality into their titles. This is where Krome Studios seems to have gone the extra mile, as you can see from the video demonstration below.
Do you have fond memories of Ty’s outback adventure? Will you be picking up this beloved remaster when it comes to the Nintendo Switch at the end of next month? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger releases on March 31, 2020, for Nintendo Switch.