Poncy critics would probably tell you that dinosaurs are de rigeur right now (whatever that means).
Well, kinda sorta maybe. I’m just trying to make sense of the sudden, in-what-Bizarro-World-is-this-happening return of Turok.
Back in 1997, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was one of the biggest FPS titles sinceDoom. It gave players the freedom of huge, open 3D environments, a middle finger to the corridor-tastic combat of other genre entries of the time. It also gave them a time-travelling Native American warrior to play as, and some ghastly-ass weaponry to flay dinosaurs alive with and generally spray all kinds of freaking blood around with. It was, in short, freaking awesome.
So, I’ve no clue where it came from, but I’m totally on board with Night Dive Studios’ decision to digitally remaster the game and its sequel, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for PC. And you should be too.
“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,” quoth Night Dive CEO Stephen Kick. “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.”
As DigitalSpy reports, there’s no release date as yet, but we do know that‘…the revamped Turok games will feature “enhanced graphics and other improvements,’ and will be available through just about every digital source you can think of. Steam, the Humble Bundle store, GOG, Night Dive’s own website… you get the picture.