Krome Studios have announced their planned HD remaster of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue has been funded and will be coming in 2021. This follows up their Kickstarter project last year, which saw the game’s predecessor make its comeback after raising $132,242. Bush Rescue however, has smashed that record by raising a whopping $216,108. The game’s official account made the announcement via Twitter.
— TY Tasmanian Tiger (@Tasmanian_Tiger) January 29, 2021
Having launched the crowd-funding campaign on January 15th, it took only 8.5 hours for the game to be funded. As is the case with most of these projects, a roadmap of stretch goals kept backers investing their money throughout the two-week cycle. These included additions such as brand-new boomerangs, figurines and a digital comic. Unfortunately, the Australian studio were just $9k short of meeting their fifth stretch goal, which would have included the benefit of fast travel. Nevertheless, this marks yet another game brought to life thanks to Kickstarter.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue originally came out in 2004 for GameCube, Xbox and PS2. Gameplay centres around Ty’s plethora of different boomerangs, ranging from ones that explode to ones that shock enemies. Fans adored the game for its loveable cast of characters, diverse biomes, and range of mission types. There was plenty of criticism however, aimed primarily at its easiness and similarity to other collectathons at the time.
Heading Back Down Under
In addition to bringing Ty 2 to modern consoles, the remaster is aiming to improve most aspects of the game. Better lighting, enhanced textures and improved shadows and reflections should help clean-up the 3D platformer. Xbox One and PS4 versions will receive achievement/trophy support respectively, whilst the Switch will implement motion controls. Responding to the easiness complaints, Krome are introducing a ‘hardcore’ mode to offer a more plentiful challenge to more experienced players.
In short, those who enjoyed Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD last year will most-likely enjoy its remastered sequel when it launches later this year. Krome Studios are aiming for a Q2 release, so it won’t be much longer until we’re back in the Outback. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD is launching on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.