Late last year we reported on the fact that Night Dive Studios had successfully acquired the rights to remake Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, an early N64 title that was instrumental in selling the console to the masses.

Now, the studio is working on a remake of the sequel. 1998's Turok 2: Seeds of Evil was a significant step forward for the series as it offered a multiplayer mode, and this element is getting a lot of attention in Night Dive's remaster.

Here's the announcement on the Turok Steam page:

So as many of you may have guessed, working on the rights to these classic titles can be tricky and sometimes contractual obligations prevents the transparency we've enjoyed on some of our other titles which is why updates have been mysteriously absent.

We're well aware of the demand for Turok 2 and it is still in development... in fact we started development just shortly after the launch of the first Turok. Turok 2 is a bigger game, more enemies, more weapons, more locations and most importantly... Turok 2 had Multiplayer.

In our quest to bring you the most authentic experience at the highest quality level available we've decided to give Turok 2 the love it deserves and release the game 'when it's done' which is why all we've been able to say is this:

Turok 2 is coming!

Sadly, this sequel is likely to remain PC-only, which is a shame. For those who cut their teeth on the N64 original, it would have been nice to play a HD version on Nintendo hardware.

Let us know if you'll be checking this out on Steam by posting a comment below. If you're a fan of the series then don't forget to also check out our "making of" feature for the first game.

[source eurogamer.net]