The Turok franchise will be seeing a new release this month, but in a form that very few people likely expected. The game is titled Turok: Escape from Lost Valley, and rather than being another violent first-person-shooter, the game will instead be a very cute looking isometric shooter with a chibi art style.
Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is the creation of indie studio Pillow Pig Games, a relatively unheard of studio who got the chance to develop the game through a GameDev contest held by Universal to facilitate the creation of new, interesting takes on their existing properties such as Back to the Future, Voltron, and of course Turok. Escape from Lost Valley is a bloodless, much more welcoming take on the classic shooter franchise, though it appears to still be following many of the established mechanics of the previous games while adding its own.
The game is still a shooter though, a much less frantic one, and will involve Turok and his ally Andar journeying through the mysterious Lost Valley on a quest to survive this new and unfamiliar land. Weapon choice is still key, as the player is thrown into one combat scenario after the other, including massive boss fights, all the while swapping between the right bows and other armaments to take on each challenge. The game’s Steam description has more to say, claiming that:
“In Turok: Escape from Lost Valley, you wake from a long sleep as Turok and adventure alongside Andar through the dangerous world of the Lost Valley as you seek to find a path home. Encounter iconic creatures from the Turok comic series with a cute but dangerous twist. Master the art of the knife and the bow as you encounter adorable but deadly enemies, discover a path through unique environments, and choose the best weapon for the enemy in front of you. Live the adventure! Confront your foes, assist primordial natives, and keep Andar and yourself alive as you Escape from Lost Valley!”
Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is set to release on Steam on July 25th.
Greyson Ditzler is a freelance writer, aspiring author, and YouTuber. He loves games of all kinds and is always looking for something new and interesting to try. When he isn’t writing you can likely find him speedrunning Donut County or trying to convince his friends that Danganronpa is actually really cool. He can also beat the first world in Super Meat Boy without dying while wearing oven mitts.