Turok 1 and 2 coming to Xbox One at last

by Martin Watts, 26 February 2018

Turok Xbox One releases - game artwork

Returning to the original Turok N64 games today is hard for a number of reasons – fog being one of them. So it’s just as well two Turok N64 games are coming to Xbox One later this week.

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

Now they’re coming to Xbox One on 2 March 2018. Like the PC versions, both games feature improved visuals and twin-stick controller support.

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.

Using explosive shotgun shells in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for N64

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

It never achieved the same success as GoldenEye 007. But Turok: Dinosaur Hunter did sell over 1 million copies, and spawned multiple sequels on the N64.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, which came out 3 days after the N64 release date in Europe

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

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

Firing a Pulse Rifle in Turok N64

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. At release, it sold for whopping £70 in the UK.

It also required an N64 Controller Pak to save, which added another £20 to the total bill.

A volcanic area in Turok N64

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Source: Eurogamer

Martin Watts

Martin has been running N64 Today since it began in 2017. He previously wrote for Nintendo Life and works as a content professional by day. He got the Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present back in 1997 and it's been his favourite console ever since. His favourite N64 game is Goemon's Great Adventure.