Turok and Turok 2 Are Now On Xbox One
Open the door, get on the floor, everybody murder a dinosaur.
As promised last week, Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil are now available on Xbox One. Each has been visually enhanced but are otherwise untouched from the original dinosaur extinction events of your youth.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was a 1997 N64 first-person shooter and adaptation of the Acclaim Comic of the same name. The sequel, released in 1998, added a hub-based mission structure and multiplayer. Both were known for their inventive gadgetry to take down dinosaur threats, along with some pea-soup fog to compensate for the N64's lack of draw distance.
Fighting dinosaurs was always the central pitch, but the story naturally encapsulated the tone of 1990s comic books. The time-traveling Native American warrior Turok was tasked with protecting the barrier between Earth and a primitive world called the Lost Land. An evil being called the Campaigner was seeking to recreate the Chronoscepter from its scattered parts, so it fell upon Turok to stop him. The sequel brought in aliens, spaceships, and telepathic abilities for good measure.
Nightdive Studios is responsible for the remasters, having come fresh off a remaster of System Shock. The System Shock remaster team was placed on on hiatus shortly after release. The Turok games are selling for $20 apiece.
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