Turok 1 and 2 coming to Xbox One at last

by Martin Watts, 26 February 2018

Turok Xbox One releases - game artwork

Have you wanted to return the original Turok games for N64, but been put off by the thick fog and dodgy controls? Well now your problems are solved, as there are two remastered Turok Xbox One releases coming later this week.

Originally developed for the N64 by Iguana Entertainment, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil were remastered and re-released by Nightdive Studios for PC in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

Now both games are coming to Xbox One on 2 March 2018. Like the PC versions, both games feature improved visuals and twin-stick controller support – the latter of which both games would have greatly benefited from back in the day.

Both Turok Xbox One games are available to pre-order from the Microsoft store for £15.99/$19.99 each. There isn’t a bundle deal as is the case on Steam.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter originally released in March 1997, and was the first title in the first-person shooter genre to release for the console.

Shooting a raptor in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for the N64

While it never achieved the same success as GoldenEye 007, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter nevertheless sold over 1 million copies, and spawned multiple sequels on the N64.

Publisher Acclaim Entertainment, one of Nintendo’s selected “Dream Team” partners for developing launch/early N64 software, tasked Iguana Entertainment with developing the game.

T-Rex battle in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for N64

Despite having new and powerful hardware, the team had to overcome a number of technical challenges when making the game.

Darren Mitchell, the game’s composer, told us in an interview last year that he only had a meagre 300KB in which to fit Turok: Dinosaur Hunter’s entire soundtrack.

As one of the earliest N64 games, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was notoriously expensive, costing a whopping £70 in the UK. It also required an N64 Controller Pak to save, which added another £20 to the total bill.

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Source: Eurogamer