Today, video game developer Night Dive Studios has officially offered up a look at its forthcoming remaster of the dinosaur-hunting first-person shooter, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, to give fans of the franchise an idea of what the game will look like with a fresh coat of paint. Not to mention, Night Dive Studios also decided to use its release of the trailer for its Turok 2 remaster to divulge the title’s release date of March 16 for Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store.
As seen below in the video courtesy of Night Dive Studios’ YouTube channel, the developer’s remaster of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil contains everything that made the original such a fun dinosaur-slaying romp (including its excellent use of the bow and arrow as a weapon) and then some. As far as the fresh content is concerned, Night Dive Studios has added new “grotesque” bosses – one of which is called Cerebral Bore, and it does exactly what its namesake implies – 20 new weapons, and a new game mode called Last Turok Standing, which is a multiplayer mode that pits players against one another in a fight to the death for an “even more visceral gaming experience.”
In addition to the fresh trailer above, those lucky enough to attend the Game Developers Conference 2017 this week ought to be delighted to learn that NightDive Studios has also announced that Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will be playable at the Intel booth. With this being the case, it will be interesting to discover how much polish has been applied to the remaster after fans have taken it for a hands-on test drive.
Of course, while PC fans are surely excited about the impending release of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on the platform, console owners are likely disappointed by the game not appearing beyond personal computers just yet. However, reports have declared that Night Dive Studios’ take on both Turok 1 and 2 will become remasters for Xbox One eventually, but no date has officially been confirmed.
For those unaware, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil was originally released for the Nintendo 64 and reportedly sold more than 1 million copies after its launch on the console, which definitely speaks to the popularity of the franchise. With any luck, Night Dive Studios’ remaster for Turok 2, as well as its upcoming remaster of the 1994 first-person cyberpunk RPG System Shock, will not only give fans a reason to approach the titles with a fresh set of eyes from the current-generation, but also remind them why they loved the games in the first place.
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is set to launch for PC on March 16, 2017.