The folks at Night Dive Studios have confirmed a remastered version of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will be hitting PCs on March 16, 2017. This isn’t incredibly surprising, as the studio released a slightly touched up version of the original Turok: Dinosaur Hunter on December 17, 2015, and it’s been assumed for a while now that Turok 2 would follow.
But what is surprising is the addition of multiplayer. Night Dive has added a new gameplay mode called “Last Turok Standing,” which, according to a press release, will let players “battle with friends for an even more visceral gaming experience.” It sounds like a pretty standard deathmatch, but its addition is a welcome one for anybody who’s ever wanted to use Turok‘s assortment of sci-fi guns on their friends (digitally, of course).
I actually spent a good deal of time with Night Dive’s remaster of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. While the graphics aren’t an impressive upgrade, you can definitely tell the textures have been touched up and the polygons look cleaner. The gameplay, however, holds up quite well, with really smooth, fast-paced combat. (And I discovered a neat trick to get around the fact that there’s no aim reticle.)
I’m definitely excited to have some more dinosaurs and high-tech weaponry in my life.
Night Dive is also working on a remaster of the classic System Shock, which raised over $1.3 million on Kickstarter.
To see Turok 2: Seeds of Evil in action, check out the trailer below.