Turok remaster hunts this Thursday on PC

Those with an affinity for the original Turok game have something to look forward to later this week.

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Among the things 2015 will be remembered for is the return of dinosaurs to mainstream popularity. Thanks for that, Jurassic World! The latest to try and capitalize on the craze is developer Night Dive Studios, who is prepared to bring the original Turok back to PC... for better or worse.

The latest trailer for the remaster comes with a release date, with Turok set to hit PC this coming Thursday. The trailer below features the 1997 effort almost exactly as people remember it, right down to the primitive character models. But of course, there's always an audience for vintage games, so here's something for that crowd.

Night Dive Studios has been busy with remasters, having released System Shock: Enhanced Edition earlier this year. Check out the trailer for the Turok remaster below before it arrives this Thursday on Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store.

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    December 14, 2015 5:12 PM

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      December 14, 2015 5:55 PM

      Fuck the haters - I think it looks great. Maybe calling it a remaster was a mistake as all they seem to have done was remove the fog and give it smooth mouse/keyb controls (hopefully). That is enough.

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        December 14, 2015 5:56 PM

        would be cool if it ends up being highly moddable.

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        December 14, 2015 7:25 PM

        Well one website talking about this put it in a way that made sense quoting Capcom in regards to them emphasizing the fact that upcoming Resident Evil 2 thing is a "Remake" because they are completely redoing things in the game rather than just upresing and retexturing it.

        So with that in mind remaster seems to be pretty appropriate in regards to this in my opinion.

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        December 15, 2015 10:16 AM

        it needs better FOV too though and it doesn't really look like they improved that

        FOV was by far the most horrible thing about the turok games. the PC ports back in the day had that problem, too.

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      December 14, 2015 6:17 PM

      I never got into Turok, but I'm a sucker for pretty much anything Night Dive re-releases. As long as it has sane controls, I'll probably check it out.

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        December 14, 2015 6:22 PM

        Are you saying the controls in their re-releases are good?

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          December 14, 2015 6:32 PM

          I have no idea. I've played neither the original nor the re-release. But as long as the controls aren't something fucky like arrow keys only, no mouselook, I'm on board.

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            December 14, 2015 6:40 PM

            shit, I can't read. yeah, they generally fix the controls and puts them on WASD+mlook

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          December 14, 2015 6:36 PM

          The controls in their System Shock: Enhanced Edition release are a huge improvement.

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      December 14, 2015 7:25 PM

      I remember enjoying Turok but this was before I switched to pc and mouse and keyboard. It had decent music and pretty ok AI for the time if memory serves me I died in it more than other shooters. Some of the monsters remind me of Daikatana, and not in a good way.

      Yep I am probably curious enough to revisit this if it is very cheap.

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        December 14, 2015 10:01 PM

        Get ready for some very painful jumping puzzles

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          December 14, 2015 10:34 PM

          i remember doing the "Field of Square Pillars" one. that was probably the first time i did a platforming section / game / thing when my brother gave up.

          he was always the super mario / metroid / megaman guy. i think ol' field-o-pillars is the only platforming anything that i had to handle for us.

          im sure he couldve done it, it just happened to be stupid bullshit. apparently just my brand of stupid bullshit.

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      December 14, 2015 11:11 PM

      Any idea on price?

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        December 15, 2015 10:14 AM

        Probably between 6 & 10.

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      December 14, 2015 11:13 PM

      I had good memories of Turok, but I dont think it was a good game. Turok rage wars MP though was awesome

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      December 15, 2015 12:28 AM

      Those god rays look so out of place

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      December 15, 2015 10:21 AM

      turok looks odd without the fog. it was one of those things from hardware limitations at the time that accidentally made the game better i think. it added atmosphere and a sense of danger.

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        December 15, 2015 10:41 AM

        I agree wholeheartedly, it gave a sense of mystery and jungle presence. Hope there's an option to reenable/adjust it.

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        December 15, 2015 10:43 AM

        Yeah, I was thinking the exact same thing. What would have been even better would have been to add in dynamic rolling fog effects, or just improve the fog overall. I loved the atmosphere of the original. Without it, the game looks pretty barren and plain.

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      December 15, 2015 10:35 AM

      if people are blown away by that, wait till they see a little game called Duke Nukem 3D