There's a New Turok Game, and It's... Absolutely Adorable

There's a New Turok Game, and It's... Absolutely Adorable

He's a dinos-aww hunter.

It looks like a new Turok is coming, though it's not what fans of the game series might be expecting. A Steam page for Turok: Escape from Lost Valley popped up, and it appears to be an isometric action-adventure game with an adorable look.

The Steam page says you wake from a long sleep as Turok, and journey alongside Andar through the prehistoric Lost Valley seeking a path home. Armed with basic weapons like a knife and a bow, you'll fend off mean dinos and other people, discover paths through the environment, and assist those who might be able to help you.

It appears this is the result of a Universal Studios game pitch competition from last year, where six prototypes were created by developers based on Universal's various IP. Another entry, Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion, also looks set to launch on July 25.

Though the trailer says "available now," Steam has a planned release date of July 25. It's possible the page simply went up early and it hasn't been noticed yet. Universal Studios Interactive Entertainment is handling publishing, while PIllow Pig Games is developing the new game. its only previous work is a game called Fighties, set in the same cute aesthetic as this new Turok.

Both Turok and Turok 2 got a re-release, first for PC in 2015 and then Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2018, from System Shock remake devs Night Dive Studios. But Turok the series has languished since its most recent game, a reboot in 2008 simply called "Turok" from Propaganda Games. Much like God of War, Turok could use a fresh coat of paint. If a cutesy look and a new perspective is what it takes to breathe new life into the series, it could end up working out for the better come July 25.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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