Krome Studios has announced that their award-winning game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger, is coming to the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, on October 14th. Return to your favourite Aussie mates with this nostalgic remastering of the platformer-genre classic
“It’s fantastic to finally have TY the Tasmanian Tiger complete the original release lineup with the Xbox One.” says Lindsay Parmenter, Studio Director at Krome Studios. “It’s like getting the band back together.” Now you can measure your progress against your friends with achievements and leaderboards
Join TY on a ripper of an adventure to collect the 5 mystical talismans to free his family from the “dreaming” and stop the evil genius cassowary, Boss Cass. To help you on your quest, you’ve got a beaut arsenal of boomerangs, sharp teeth, and the help of a few friends!
Immerse yourself exploring 17 levels of iconic Australian Outback. Use 13 different boomerangs including the Frostyrang, Flamerang and powerful Doomerang, to knock out enemies and complete missions. With improved graphics, including updated shadows, reflections, HD resolutions and 60 FPS smoothness, you’ll be drenched in Aussie-ness.
TY the Tasmanian Tiger is Krome Studios’ charming Australiana-themed video game that debuted in 2002 for Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2. Krome Studios was a finalist of the Australian Game Developer Association annual awards with Best Handheld Game, Best Game Audio, and for Outstanding Visual Arts. Thanks to the incredible support of the TY fan community, TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD was made possible through a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign last year.
Steve Stamatiadis, Creative Director shares, “We’re chuffed that nearly 20 years later, TY the Tasmanian Tiger still has so many people in love with the game and its characters. That’s quite an honour.”
TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD for Xbox One features:
- Enhanced graphics – Fully dynamic shadows, greater draw distances, improved anti-aliasing, improved particle effects, water reflection, colour correction and bloom, high definition textures, improved particle effects, 60 FPS, 1080p.
- Improved audio – Audio Director’s cut. Higher quality audio throughout with additional audio for boomerangs and cinematics.
- Improved camera and controls with adjustable settings.
- Over 35 Achievements, plus Speed Run and Time Attack Leaderboards.
- New Gamemode called “Hardcore Mode”.
- New TY character skins
Countries that the TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD Xbox One version will be released to:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries in bold are NEW countries for the TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD release! Full language support: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Funded in just the first couple of days, it was a surprise to see all the love for our mate, TY, come pouring out to us in last year’s Kickstarter campaign.
Many fans scored exclusive Kickstarter items like the TY Flamerang 20cm statuette, TY1 sun-patterned shorts, and the vinyl LP record. To see last year’s Kickstarter and a description of the past campaign, check it out here.
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TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD will be available as a digital-only release through the Microsoft Store. So don’t be a galah – let’s head down under and have a CORKER of a time!