Turok and its sequel, Turok 2, two entries high up on my personal “Games We Don’t Need Remasters Of, Thanks” list, are being remastered and prepped for release on Xbox One in March. Nightdive is the studio responsible, and has been using very exciting language to get us all worked up… bragging about a Completely 3-D Virtual World, 14 Monstrous High-Tech Weapons, and Advanced Interactive Backgrounds, and making me feel like I’ve stepped back in time to the heady days of 3dfx Voodoo marketing madness.
To be clear, these are remasters in the most basic sense. Sharpened and cleaned up, but essentially the same as they were at launch two decades ago. Basically, you really have to love the idea of taking on low-polygon augmented dinosaurs with weapons of mass destruction strapped with their antlers or whatever it is that dinosaurs have. Don’t worry, your character packs plenty of heat to help turn these prehistoric beasts into little Dino McNuggets.
Developer Nightdive is the same team responsible for the now-paused System Shock reboot, if you’re wondering why the name sounds familiar. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will be doing the business on Xbox One on 2 March.