Turok, the 90s action series where a ripped Rambo-esque hero fights off against dinosaurs will be receiving a re-release of the first two games in the series—Dinosaur Hunter and Seeds of Evil—on the Xbox One.
Both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will be available on March 2 for $19.99. The re-release will be brought to you by Night Dive Studios, which recently announced that its $1.35 million Kickstarter funded remake of System Shock will go "on a hiatus."
While not a HD remaster, Turok occupies a nostalgic space in video game history. A classic Nintendo 64 title, Turok took the idea of dinosaurs and combined it with the action-forward games of the era like Doom. The fingerprints of the 90s are all over the Turok series, with everything from its character and enemy designs (dinos with machine guns!) to the level designs. Clearly the developers saw Jurassic Park and had some unique ideas about where to take that particular premise.
Night Dive Studios has been working on Turok since 2015, having already released the game on Windows PC, though not without some hiccups. The Turok re-release projects were announced around the same time as Night Dive's System Shock projects, but unlike System Shock it looks like 90s video game fans will get to experience Turok and Turok 2 on modern game consoles again. You can check out the release trailer above.
Last week Night Dive Studios announced that its planned remake of System Shock will be going on hiatus after the project ballooned beyond the means of the studio. Night Dive's CEO Stephen Kick admits that the project had "gone out of control," but reassured backers that the project was not cancelled. Perhaps the Turok re-releases will get the studio back on track to delivering its promised System Shock game.
Turok and Turok 2 will be available on March 2 for Xbox One.