On 9th August, lovers of the 64-bit generation are in for a treat when a remastered version of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil releases on the Switch eShop. According to a listing on Nintendo's UK website, this remaster by Nightdive Studios, based on the original 1998 release, will require approximately 596.64 MB of free space.
The sequel continues on from where the original game ended:
Having defeated the Campaigner, Turok throws the Chronocepter into a waiting volcano to destroy it. Unfortunately the blast awakens an even deadlier force - The Primagen. Once again a Turok is tasked with restoring peace to the land and stopping the Primagen from merging Earth with the nether world.
From here, you'll need to work your way through six quest levels as you slay 35 different types of enemies with over 20 different weapons. Oddly, there's no mention of multiplayer on Nintendo's page. Other versions of the remaster include local and online support, so we'll update this post if we hear anything.
If you would prefer a hard copy of this game, keep an eye out for the Limited Run Games release, scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2019.
Are you looking forward to playing Turok 2 on your Switch? Leave a comment below.
wow l don't think l ever seen the 2nd game
Oh man flashback city population me.
I passed on the first game (for Switch), but I'll likely pick this up IF it comes with multiplayer.
Who knew there was demand for N64 games on switch?
@Moistnado just imagine an Ocarina of Time/Majoras Mask bundle....
Isn't Limited run supposed to release physical versions of Turok 1 & 2 for Switch? If so I hope Best Buy will have them so it will be an easy day 1 pick up.
Sweet. I rented this back in the day, but never owned it.
@aznable You should reconsider getting it. I know 20 bucks is a bit much for a 22 year old game, but the 'remastered' enhancements they made are surprisingly good(getting rid of much of the infamous fog was a godsend..lol). Probably the best version of the game we'll ever see unless they were to make a full blown remake. I enjoyed it.
Turok 2 was a great game on the 64, but it really pushed the system to its limit when released. This might be worth it to experience this game with a steady frame rate.
Turok 2 is bigger and better with a truly wonderful soundtrack for a N64 game (apart from Tetrisphere).
Awesome. Now let’s hope for a Turok: Evolution port.
@SpicyBurrito16 or even Shadowman
Never finished part 2. Mayhap it's time to give it another go!
I'm waiting for the physical releases of this and the first one from Limited Run Games and/or Best Buy.
Yes Limited Run Games is @DTfeartheBEARD so i would say Best Buy will get some too.
Edit: And these two games are my most anticipated known LRG releases of the year.
@BacklogBlues I've added this in.
I think the N64 want/demand started ever since Nintendo announced Switch Online wasn’t getting the virtual console.
Personally, I was so mad, just cause I wanted Super Mario 64 on my Switch. I would lose my mind if a Remastered Super Mario 64 Switch Edition was announced.
I still have my Super Mario 64 DS for my 3DS XL, and while I enjoy it there’s always a part of me wishing it was the original version. It’s as close as I’m going to get so I’m happy with it.
@Cosats I known it won't happen... but Tetrisphere on the Switch.
Please port over Mischief Makers. Please.Please.Pleeeeeeease.
Hey, I can dream, can't I?
oh man, I instantly heard the port of Adia music in my head. Played so much of this as a kid.
I remember playing this, using the memory expansion pak, and ooing and ahhing at the graphics.
The Cerebral Bore is still my favourite gun ever.
Nevermind that old joke about XBONE having more N64 than Wii U at one point, soon it'll be 3rd parties with more N64 games on Switch than Nintendo (The Turoks, that apparently rated Doom 64 port, etc.).
More 64 games on Switch are always welcome.
Since others are doing it, I’m gonna join in. Bring back Extreme G! Cleaned up, at 60fps on my Switch, too good to be true. Which is why it’s not.
Wow i totally forgot about Turok. I loved the first one, never got tot play the second one.
When i first played Turok i thought it was one of the best fps shooters next to perfect dark.
I will wait for the limited run release unless I can pick them up at best buy. Really enjoying all the fps love the switch is getting!😀
I’ve been waiting for this!! In my wildest dreams I never thought this was going to happen and yet here we are. I am absolutely buying this day one AND I will be securing myself a hard copy of both 1 and 2 when they are released later. I was a massive fan of these games back in the day.
@SeantheDon29 can we be best friends? I’ve been hoping for a mischief makers re-release (even on 3DS!) for forever.
As someone who hasn't played either this or the original Turok, would this game make the original redundant, or is it totally fine to get both?
I liked part 2 more than part 1. My friends and I played part 2 a lot when it first came out. So I'll definitely pick up part 2 on the Switch.
You don't need a RAM expansion pak to play in high-rez mode anymore.
@FullMetalWesker Turok 1 and 2 are waaay different! And if the remaster of Turok 2 is the same as on PC/X1, then it’s closer to DOOM 2016 than Turok 1, imho. First game with a weapon wheel, one of the first games with dismemberment, area-specific damage, alternate ammo, and just waaay better graphics and soundtrack than Turok 1. They’re both classics, but the Turok 2 remaster is just too good. They even added waypoints, which eliminates the biggest problem that game has: getting horribly, horribly lost. Plus a ledge-grab that makes the annoying jumping parts much less frustrating. Oh yeah, and they added blood splatter decals that never go away (on the PC version at least). Wish the Turok 1 remaster had those features added too...
Sorry for rambling. But no, this won’t make the original redundant...they’re both great games that offer different experiences.
“River of Souls” and “Port of Adia” still have some of the best level music I’ve ever heard!
Hopefully I can snag a physical version of a Turok 2 before they’re all gone...
I loved both games back as a kid on the N64 but will hold out on buying either until a decent sale. The first game has yet to go on sale on Switch. Despite being digital only the first game has been $5 many times on Xbox One and the Turok 2 $8. I'm not going to support the developer gouging Switch owners for the technically inferior version.
I was just wondering when we'd hear about this! Yay! More classic first person shooters is always a good thing! I somehow missed the original when it first came out on Switch so I'll wait and grab both at the same time!
Yes we want multiplayer on Switch! I hope that is happening. I've had fun playing Doom in co-op. It would probably be even more fun playing Turok in co-op or deathmatch.
Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore, Cerebral Bore!
That is all.
@ChromaticDracula PHEONIX GAMMA!
But since we're all on the topic of games we'd like to see on the Switch, I'd also like to see:
Gundam Breaker 3 (If you haven't played any of the GB games and are a gundam fan, you're really missing out.)
Destroy all Humans 1 & 2
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The Metroidvania Castlevania games
All the Nintendo Compilation games,( ie Kirby Dream Collection, Super Mario All-Stars and the Prime Trilogy)
What we really need is an enhanced port of Mario 64...................unfortunately the Nvidia Shield is probably more likely to receive that in the east.
Although neither of these games have aged well I'd still like to play atleast the first one (hard copy), there was nothing like it at the time (believe it or not) and I'd prefer playing it on my Switch rather than digging up the old N64 rig. Someone mentioned the fog/dust has been reduced, I hope that's not the case with the first one atleast because it was a great creepy effect when you'd hear the raptor's footsteps approaching from SOMEWHERE but WHERE!? Then suddenly you turn around and...
Will pick up the physicals when Limited Run get around to it
@Cosats I hope for a remake of Shadowman ! That was one the best video game experience I had !
Loved the original on the n64. Think this will get a pick up.
I'll be getting the physical versions when they release, already have digital of the remasters for PC
@Dethmunk They did uprez it, I play at native 1080p on my monitor.. infact they updated A LOT of stuff
New Graphics System
Modernized deferred renderer.
Shadow maps and compiled light maps.
Screen-space reflections on textures and materials.
Dynamic and fixed-resolution sub/super-sampling.
New decals and effects.
Improved character speed and manoeuvrability, including the ability to grapple ledges.
"Quick warp" feature allows instant travel to any previously visited portal.
Save and load anywhere.
The cerebral bore!
Looking foward too this.
My only hope is they upscale it and please let it be 60fps
Welp.... BOUGHT. Day one.
Give me Fighter's Destiny.
It needs co-op or multiplayer like the other versions!
YES!!! Cerebral Bore incoming! My absolute favourite FPS on the N64, sorry GoldenEye (although you did have the best Multi-Player along with Mario Kart & Snow-Board Kids)
@gurtifus I had the DreamCast version, what a great game, I would happily take an N64 port on the Switch
I wonder if the BEWAREOBLIVIONISATHAND cheat code will still work? (Literally the only cheat-code I can ever remember).
Whoop whoop and now for Turok Rage Wars!!
@keihtg Thanks for your comment. I haven't played any Turok game. If the remasters fix all that then most of my fears are gone. They say that in the original games the huge maps with repeated visual assets make it so easy to get lost! So would you recommend both remasters or just Turok 2? You say that the first game remaster doesn't have all those improvements so...
@Doktor-Mandrake Same questions as comment above if you don't mind answering.
@Nico07 Yeah and there is a Turok bundle with both games on Xbox which is usually discounted too (full price £23.99).
@BlueOcean turok 2 I know has a waypoint on the hud in the renaster but they didnt have that in the turok 1 remaster from what I remember
@Doktor-Mandrake Thanks. It's weird that they haven't included that in the first game.
@Archius9 Don't put yourself down mate
All in all, T2 never reached the heigts of its predecessor, still though, decent game and a way better than Turok 3, which tried to emulate Half-Life for whatever reason (seeing as it already was its own thing) and failed miserably at doing that.
Anyways ... glad to see the franchise getting some love once again, maybe we can hope for a reboot (let's all agree that Turok 2008 had nice melee kill animations, but not much else going for it, and as such might as well never have happened).
@Mrd8202 good lawd, plssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Both Turok remakes are based on the PC port of Turok 1 & 2 sadly 3 was sadly never ported to the PC but I would love to see a 60 fps remake of Forsaken (which is already on pc) and Extreme G 1& 2 and maybe Shadow Man which was not so much an improvement over the original (still had wonky controls)
I checked GameFly and both Turok 1 and Turok 2 will be rentable eventually. I'll wait to play them then.
I hope one day Nightdive Studios will port Shadow Man for the Switch.
Badass. I look forward to finally completing this game. 3 completely separate times my file corrupted while I was on the 5th level. It made me so mad back in the day I swore I'd never play it again. Of course, that was before remasters were even a thing, so I'm definitely giving this another go.
@The-Chosen-one Turok 1 was my first fps, and I absolutely loved it when it came out on 64. I still do. The remaster is also fantastic.
@khululy I love Extreme-G!
Turok 2 was in every way better then the second one except in one area, frame rate! It really killed the game later on for me the further I got. This however shouldn't be a problem with this port. May have to give it another go when it releases.
Yes, another chance to spam Nintendolife with a link to another one of my old N64 reviews!
Seriously, though, the lead up to this game in 1998 was huge! Acclaim's marketing team and the developer interviews had this game pumped up as the biggest ever, with huge levels like no one had ever seen, and the goriest weapons in gaming history. Unfortunately, upon its release, with all the slowdown, and massive levels with only a few save points, it was received as only pretty great, and not "INCREDIBLE!" I've always been a little scared the game would be lost to history.
Glad that's not happening, though a part of me is afraid the improvements, which will surely make Turok 2 a better overall game, might take away some of that Nintendo 64 charm.
@BlueOcean Honestly I would just recommend you start with Turok 2 only. The first game desperately needs the ledge-grab feature, since there are a TON of jumping puzzles (whereas Turok 2 only has a handful) and one miss will have you starting over or losing a precious life. And yeah, getting lost is mitigated big time in the second thanks to waypoints, which the first game remaster also lacks currently.
Overall, I feel like nostalgia carries the first game a lot more than the second. Just my opinion!
@BlueOcean Here’s a quick vid of me playing Turok 2’s remaster on PC. I normally don’t play this fast, FYI...just wanted to speed through part of a level to show my buddy.
I also have the FOV slider turned up, which if you don’t know makes the cone of vision wider (so enemies appear a bit smaller).
@Ralek85 Maybe it’s because there hasn’t been a new game since, but I’ve grown to really like Turok (2008) in recent years. Played it again and actually found the shooting really satisfying, namely the ability to dual-wield two different weapons. Also learned to like the dialog (“I’m tired for some pancakes”...trash, but still, lol).
Looks like fog was pushed back... Will I need a ram expansion pack to play?
@Sean161 Well. Welp is used since the context it's used in, actually sounds like welp instead of well.
@keihtg Wow, enemies are like blood sprinklers. The camera swings a bit, is it easy to aim?
@BlueOcean On the PC version, you can adjust blood levels and camera sway, as well as the sensitivity and deadzone of a controller. Basically, there’s a ton of options. Not sure how much of that the console versions will contain.
Specifically, control is good, a little floaty as you might expect from an old game, but lightyears beyond the original! For the camera, it doesn’t really sway that much in the original, and by default the remaster is closer to this (especially if you’re not zipping around). Here’s another video I took a long time ago of the original game, for reference! https://youtu.be/rxHmJHqaZr8
@keihtg I love the Port of Adia music. It was amazing.
@keihtg Watch Digital Foundry's videon on the original Turok if you ahven't already it's simply an underrated game.
@keihtg Good, thanks. I would play it on Xbox One X most likely.
@keihtg I felt the level design and exploration part, where a huge step down. It is not as bad as people make it out to be, I give you that. I haven't played it since back then, but I do remember having some good times with it all-in-all. Still, I barely ever think of it or feel any desire to play it again. I have gone back to Turok 1 though ... dozens of times over the years. For the most part, not for entire playthrougs, but to waste a couple of hours here and there.
I really wonder if the franchise has any life left in it. I still dig the setting and would love to see more of it, getting away from the whole War-setting, Zombie/Post-Apo-Setting we normally get.
Those were good days, with stuff like Blood, HeXeN, Perfect Dark, Golden Eye and Kingpin plus Doom and Wolfenstein obiously really offering a wide breadth of cool worlds to go crazy in.
@Ralek85 The brand new Turok game that just came out on PC last week is total trash (soooo bad), and beyond that I've definitely lost hope of another proper sequel any time soon. However, the PC indie scene right now has a lot of bases covered when it comes to spiritual successors to older franchises. New games like Ion Fury, Dusk, Amid Evil, etc. Nothing yet that pays homage to Turok (or half of those franchises you mentioned), but hopefully it should be one day soon. Me and a buddy were personally working on a Turok successor several years ago (i.e. full game mapped out, but we only made one enemy, and one gun), but then that got buried by life. Gah!! Anyway...hopefully it's only a matter of time before someone else makes one!
Yes! Omg I’m so excited. Their port of the first game was fantastic but 2 is the one I’ve been waiting for. Man, the soundtrack...I’ll always remember that soundtrack and as good a shooter as Turok 2 is, it’s music makes it unforgettable
Hell yeah I'm definetly getting this, man the memories
@FullMetalWesker @keihtg I believe it was also the first game to feature 3D animated fire, but I could be wrong. It seems like I read it in a gaming magazine back in the day.
I have Turok on my wish list and this will join it. Never got to play the 2nd one back in the day, so this should be cool.
My issue is that I'm a cheap SOB and these game are $25 here in Canada. I just bought 3 Doom games for less.
Can't justify it.
Never played the original Turok, but I played the heck out of Turok 2 back in the day. Never quite completed it because I sucked hard at it, but it was a lot of fun and I spent almost half a year playing that every few weeks.
@keihtg I've read about that new indie game, didn't really get the impression that there was much of connection beyond the most superficial aspects. Didn't look that hot, yeah, though some of the boss design seemed decent for what it was. I agree though, there is certainly 90s shooter revival of sorts in the making thanks to smaller developers picking up the slack.
There are some 'AA' games in that regard, I really enjoyed. I thought the Call of Juarez franchise was okay, if you are into the setting, for instance. I esp. really loved CoJ Gunslinger. Amazing shooter without all the b*s* they just love to attach to FPS games these days. Shadow Warrior and Wolfenstein wasn't half bad either, Iguess. Simple but effective. Ion Fury though ... damn fine game as well.
Anyways, do you have any idea who owns the right to Turok these days as far as games go? Still DreamWorks?
@Ralek85 Yep, still Dreamworks / Universal who owns Turok. Ugh. They have NEVER made what I would call a “real” game, so I’d say the chance of an official Turok sequel are preeetty slim.
It means, like, "oh well".
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