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All Articles: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Night Dive Studios has announced plans to bring remastered versions of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil to the Xbox One:
— Night Dive Studios (@NightDiveStudio) March 25, 2016
Night Dive added a number of improvements to the remastered edition of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (including support for high resolution and widescreen displays, improved gameplay and level design, and Steam Achievements) that launched on Steam this past December. Turok 2’s remastered re-release is still in the works for the digital storefront, so it might be a while before either game comes to the Xbox One.
A later tweet confirmed that Night Dive is also considering a PS4 release for Turok and Turok 2, but they don’t have anything to announce at this time.
“I… Am… Turok!”
Night Dive Studios has reached into the past once again and pulled Turok: Dinosaur Hunter into the present. The first person shooter, originally published by Acclaim, was all the rage back in 1997 and this PC re-release adds a number of improvements for modern day players including support for high resolution and widescreen displays, improved gameplay and level design, and Steam Achievements.
Stephen Kick, the CEO of Night Dive Studios, is very proud of his studio’s latest remaster: “When Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary. To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have had the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share this great title with today’s gaming audience.”
A launch trailer for the remastered version of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter has been embedded above, and you can download it now from Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store.
If you were a teenager in the late 90s, you probably spent a lot of time playing Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the Nintendo 64. That’s because the pair of games, which were developed by Acclaim, were two of the biggest first person shooters available at the time. Eventually, both titles were also released for the PC as well. And as of right now, they’re going to be re-released on the PC in “modernized” versions, courtesy of Night Dive Studios.
According to the developer, they plan to restore both games by adding enhanced graphics and making other improvements to the nearly 20-year-old Turok titles. These tweaks will make Dinosaur Hunter and Seeds of Evil more accessible to modern players, with both eventually scheduled to be available exclusively through digital distribution platforms like Steam, GOG, and the Humble Bundle Store.
Here’s what Stephen Kick, CEO and Founder of Night Dive Studios, had to say about the announcement: “When Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary. To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share these great titles with today’s gaming audience.”
Night Dive is perhaps best known for their restoration of System Shock 2. Hopefully, they’ll use the same amount of care in remastering Turok for a new generation of players, though a release date hasn’t been announced yet.