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Turok coming to Switch eShop March 18th

March 5, 2019
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Turok, the popular Nintendo 64 classic from 1997, has made a surprise listing today on the Nintendo eShop with a slated release of March 18th.  This version for $19.99 USD comes “restored and enhanced with a new visual engine.”  This is made possible largely in thanks to the Xbox One and PC remaster that came out last year.  A lot of the leg work was done so porting it over to Switch must have been easier. We could probably expect to see Turok 2 (which was also remastered and released) to come to the Switch later on as well.

A world where time has no meaning and evil knows no bounds. Torn from a world long gone, the time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict
Turok is back and no dinosaur is safe! When it was first released in 1997, Turok introduced gamers to a world teeming with cunning enemies, traps, puzzles and deadly weapons all within a vast 3D environment ready to explore. Now the classic game has been restored and enhanced with a new visual engine and exciting new features to sink your teeth into!
The Lost Land…
A world where time has no meaning – and evil knows no bounds. Torn from a world long gone, the time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict. An evil overlord known as ‘The Campaigner’ seeks to shred the fabric of time and rule the universe using an ancient artifact known as ‘The Chronoscepter’. The Chronoscepter was shattered thousands of years ago in an effort to keep it from falling into evil hands. The Campaigner has constructed a massive focusing array which he plans to use to magnify and pervert the power of the Chronoscepter in order to shatter the barriers between the ages and rule the universe. Turok has vowed to find the eight pieces of the Chronoscepter spread throughout the Lost Land and put an end to The Campaigner’s evil plot…
To learn more you must enter the world of Turok
Completely 3-D Virtual World
Run, jump, climb in any direction in a fully 3D world, with the ability to independently look and aim your weapons up, down, or sideways.
Intelligent Enemies Programmed for Ferocity
Variable aggression profiles make each enemy behave uniquely.
14 Monstrous High-tech Weapons
From the Grenade Launcher, Plasma Pulse Rifle and Alien Weapon, to the Quad Rocket Launcher and, the mother of all guns, the Atomic Fusion Cannon!
Advanced Interactive Backgrounds with Particle Technology
Cobwebs sway. Bubbles form rings on the water’s surface. Bullets ricochet. Trees explode into flames and crash to the ground. Waterfalls boil with foam.
Bionically Engineered Dinosaurs
Razor-toothed Raptors. Artillery-packing Triceratops. Alien Infantry and a Laser-Guided T-Rex. Following your every move with head-tracking technology.

Did you ever play Turok or would be interested in playing it on Switch?  Chime in below or our Community forums!

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Former bug tester at Nintendo of America.  Has some mad skills on a unicycle.  And knows how to operate a computer.  What more could you ask for?

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