Speaking with Nintendo Everything, series creator of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger says he’d love to be able to make a sequel. As many fans know the original game was recently released on Nintendo Switch with a HD port.
When the series creator, Steve Stamatiadis, sat down with Nintendo Everything. He got talking about hopes to firstly bring the games three sequels to modern consoles:
“We’d love to. If sales go well, we’d absolutely love to bring the other games to the Switch (and other consoles). … we’re working on the other platforms. TY2 and TY3 are ready to go, from an art asset perspective. They’re already on Steam. For the porting work, it would be different though because they are on a different engine than TY1.”
So for developers Krome Studios the assets and passion are there, it comes down to sales. On top of that Stamatiadis got talking about hopes for a Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 5. He’s hoping they’ll be able to make it. Taking the series back to its 3D Platforming routes, after the 2D side-scroller released in 2015.
“Yes, of course we have, we’ve had several discussions. If we did a TY 5, we would do it as a 3D platformer. It’s also a resource issue. For that type of game, we’d need a much bigger team size, budget, everything is so much bigger. What we would want to achieve isn’t something that could be done on a shoestring budget. With today’s expectations of what the graphics and everything should look like now, it’s such a much bigger budget. The scale is pretty huge. Back in the day, the core TY1 team was around 20-25. We’re about 12 people now.”
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In short, if you’re a fan of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger be sure to show the developers some support. You can pick up the original on both Steam and the Nintendo eShop. You can follow them on Twitter and show some love here too!