Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD Rumbles onto Nintendo Switch Soon

The (down) underdog hero of the early 2000s is making a comeback.

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger was one of the overlooked platformers at the end of the 3D-platformer explosion. After making a comeback on Steam a few years ago, the Aussie platforming hero is set to rumble onto the Nintendo Switch on March 31. He will make his debut on other platforms slightly later. 

The news comes from a new-ish trailer posted by Krome Studios, an Australian-based developer. 

We say "new-ish" because it's essentially the same as the Steam trailer. But it shows the game running on the Switch at the end and some of the extra features like hardcore mode, HD Rumble, and skin swapping.

Should you find the game far too easy, as was sometimes the case with the animal platformers of the late 90s and early 2000s, you can crank things up with a brand-new difficulty setting. Ty can also have his fur changed out for some other colors, with trousers of different styles and patterns, too.

It's a shame Ty the Tasmanian Tiger launched when it did, when spunky animal heroes were rapidly going extinct thanks to the new trend in gritty Grand-Theft-Auto-likes started. It was, and still is, a solid platformer with a unique setting and some fun mechanics and gimmicks, as the trailer shows.

Ty's main weapon is a boomerang, which he can swap out for 'rangs with different powers. He runs, he jumps, he swims, and he rides giant animals. It's all set in the Outback (hence the name), which is a criminally underused setting for video games. Hopefully this time around, Ty gets a bit more attention.

We'll certainly be keeping an eye on it, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 3rd 2020

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