Turok and Turok 2 physical re-release announced

Limited Run Games just announced a physical release of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the Nintendo Switch, 22 and 21 years after their original release on the Nintendo 64.

The digital download version of the game has been out for a quite some time now for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, but it jus came out for the Switch this past weekend and a physical version is due for release in Q3 2019.

Now, this is more than just a simple port. Yes, the 3D polygon models and low-res textures are still there, so the game does look like a high-definition port of Turok and Turok 2. However, there are several things that make this version stand out from its prehistoric ancestors.

  • An achievement system.
  • Two-stick control
  • Custom key binding
  • Gyro controls
  • Online multiplayer (Maybe compatible with non-switch versions?)
  • Improved AI
  • Updated maps
  • Quick warp (instantly travel to a previous portal)

Besides that, it seems to be the same game we know and love. All the weapons seem to be there, the nooks and crannies are as cryptic as ever… If you love the original I’m sure this will tickle you right in the fancy.

One of the biggest problems I had with getting back into the game after playing modern shooters like those on PC and others on Switch that use gyroscopic input like Splatoon is that Turok makes it very hard to aim. There isn’t much room for error in a tense situation, so I’d like to see where the new technology takes an old problem.

The physical releases of these games are region free. This is great since even if they’re shipped out from the USA, we’ll be able to play it in Europe. Hurrah!

You can get Turok: Dinosaur hunter for the Switch here and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil here. They’re $30 (+shipping) a pop to get a physical copy, compared to the $20 ($17 on sale) that they are on digital download. So weigh your options; it’s quite a bit more expensive, but they might become collector’s items further down the line.

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Turok and Turok 2 are getting a physical re-release for the Nintendo Switch by Limited Run Games. Are they any better than their original versions for the N64?
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