When a remaster of the N64 classic Turok 2: Seeds of Evil arrived on the eShop in 2019, multiplayer was nowhere in sight.
At the time of release, developer Nightdive Studios said it was planning on continuing to support and update the title, as it did with all of its releases. It appears to have honored its word - with the developer informing dinosaur hunters a patch for Turok 2 on the Nintendo Switch is out on the 25th of February (so that's at some point today).
While there's no mention of local multiplayer, there will be online multiplayer. Along with this is re-enabled German audio localisation, support for gyro for "some" third-party controllers in handheld mode (e.g. Hori's Splitpad), and added stability.
According to a separate tweet from Nightdive Studios, Switch owners will also be able to enjoy cross-platform multiplayer with PlayStation 4 players.
If you're interested in returning to Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, the game is available from the eShop for $19.99 / £15.79. Will you be trying out the online multiplayer feature? Leave a comment down below.
So the price is actually fair to pay for now, huh?
@John_Koshiro Eye of the beholder. Hardly touched the multiplayer back in the day because other games were simply better and I did not miss it much from the Switch version. It's one of my favorite single player campaigns from the N64 era, so I feel like I got my money's worth. I'm happy they added this for the people who were missing it, though.
EDIT: I would be incredibly interested in an online multiplayer version of Rage Wars, though. Especially if they fix the bugged out coop mode.
Woah! Did not expect that. Might actually be interested now. I bought the first game but not the second.
@Thaliard Rage wars, yes! Also, I never passed the 1st level of Turok 2, lol. I may give it another try at some point. I never properly beat the 1st one (only beat it with cheat codes), though I have such fond memories of playing through it.
Literally, this was the only thing that originally stopped me from triple dipping (own original N64 and Nightdives Steam version). Aaaaaand my NSO expired. I really enjoyed Turok 2s multiplayer, but is it worth a sub and another copy? Perhaps if I use MH Rise as the excuse for NSO, yes, that might swing it .
Edit: do they allow the pitch black mode with Raptors online? It was pretty much multiplayer aliens in 1998, running around in the dark with flashlights, getting picked off by Raptors.
The gyro for the Hori Split Pad Pro is the big feature here for me.
All gyro games should have this.
Kudos Nightdive Studios!
OMG! About time! Glad I still have the game installed! I wonder who all will be playing or care now though...
@NotoriousWhiz There's never been a better time to jump into Turok 2. The biggest barriers to entry have been removed. You can save anywhere now and the controller doesn't make you want to eat glass, considering you can pick your platform.
Now that's a nice surprise! I originally purchased the Switch remaster in 2019 because I really wanted to actually beat the game. That was one of those N64 games I had that I would get about 2 levels in and never touch again. Loved and beat Turok 1 back in the day but for some reason I couldn't do the same with Turok 2 (dug the black colored cart though). I believe it was just too freaking hard and I'd get lost all the time. If it wasn't for the save anytime feature and those objective markers on the Switch version I would have given up all over again (F*ck you 'Lair of the Blind Ones' level!!!).
I was somewhat disappointed that the Switch version didn't have the multiplayer at first but I got my money's worth with the campaign. To be honest my brothers and I were all about Goldeneye's multiplayer that Turok 2's got easily overlooked. I'm looking forward to giving it another go.
Now only if Saber Interactive can follow suit and add in the multiplayer to Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered...
Cant get it atm, but definitely gonna when i get the chance. Nice to see more old games getting online play
I almost feel like "stability" is there for sarcasm
All in all, I'm happy for Turok fans
Love that they added "stability" at the end.
Nice that they finally add multiplayer back especially one where you could cross-play with the other platforms. As far as I know Turok 1 & 2 are also coming to PS4 as well so crossplay would definitely be possible.
Too late. Should have released the game later then.
Big shout out to them for updating this thing. I think this gaming generation really helps to make games „timeless“ similar to movies. Meaning that it does not matter what year of release the work, as long as it's good.
@Ganner Same here, regarding the multiplayer. It was all about those Rare games.
I've played so much multiplayer back on N64. Time to relive these moments.
@TheFullAndy Can you explain that bit to me about the gyro for the Hori split pad? Because I thought it didn't have gyro, otherwise I would have gotten one already...
Awesome! Fantastic News! I'll be playing tonight!!
@Giygas_95 @TheFullAndy yeah can you say what version of the split pad you have as mine doesn’t have Gyro or rumble in it.
FullAndy I’d still recommend it however. I barely use my normal Joycon anymore. I used to use them when taking my switch out the house but that super rare now. Also the analogue sticks on the split pad are insanely nice. Like the best analogue sticks I’ve used (maybe my Xbox one elite controller is up there too).
@Glassneedles I was looking at some replies to the developer's tweet. Apparently there's a gyro inside the Switch itself that usually doesn't get used. Not sure if that's true or not though.
Yeah basically the Hori Split Pad Pro does not have gyro but this update enables the gyro in the Switch tablet itself and not the right joy con so now Hori joy cons also benefit from gyro.
It is a fantastic feature and should be a standard option.
Turok 1 and 2 are games I need to play every year for a bit. I am soooo very happy we have these on Switch! Played. The. Crap. Out. Of. These. For. N. 64!
Yoooo!! I have so many fond memories of the multiplayer from back when i was a kid, this update may have just convinced me into getting this game on Switch! #HYPE
This is actually pretty cool.
Now there is a Reason to get this Game on the Switch.
Have the remastered PC Version through Amazon Prime ^^
But i haven't touched it.
Played the Multiplayer Part back than a lot with Friends.
Forsaken was also much Fun.
Still looking forward to Shadowman from these guys!
Does this mean you’ll update @Dom ‘s review?
I have zero interest in this franchise, but I'm glad for those who do enjoy it. This is great support from the developer.
Can’t believe it’s taken 2 years for this, during which time the Switch version has been repeatedly panned for completely missing multiplayer. The reviews are out there, the metacritic score is sub-par, the damage is done.
Worse still, online multiplayer lives and dies on the size of the community. Had the Switch version had this mode sooner, the community could have been decent, but now? A small handful of people might be tempted to pick it up, but I suspect most fans will either have already bought it for single player mode and since moved on, or wrote it off as incomplete and now won’t care.
My 2nd favorite 1st person shooter after Metroid Prime
@TheFullAndy Kind of makes me wish the Switch's internal gyro were the default one then. Either that or I wish Hori could do an updated split pad pro with built in battery and gyro. Maybe even wireless capability and the ability to dock together to form a pro controller. That'd be cool.
@Giygas_95 that is a great feature for the console to have and one that makes sense considering it's mobile chip origin. Really boogles my mind that it isn't used by default...
I have similarly wished for a wireless split pad pro with the features you described...
This is awesome news, see you on the servers!
This is great. Would have preferred a matchmaking system instead of just creating a room for others to join.
"- Support for gyro for some third-party controllers such as the Hori Splitpad in handheld mode"
I wish every game with gyro have this - then Splitpad will be always attached to my Switch
Don't expect Rage Wars or Turok 3 for that matter because those were N64 exclusive. Nightdive only remasters games that had a PC release.
Yes! I loved (and hated) this game on the N64, I recently re-played it and I was amazed on how difficult and frustrating it is. The controls and the way levels are makes this game way harder than it should be. Thankfully they improved some of those aspects. The original multiplayer was fun, I think is a good addition and an even better one if there is cross play. Can't wait to play this remaster.
Ok, so is it just me or is there a bug with the music? The music first plays after a stage loads, but then suddenly stops ie. it doesn't loop the track. I've tried both the N64 and PC soundtracks, same result with both. Hopefully they patch this.
Try to play online, but when I go to join a lobby or even make a lobby it just goes back to the main menu...seriously bummed out
Tried to play online but everytime I tried to join a lobby or even start a lobby it would just go back to the main menu... Bummed out
Please contact me back about this issue
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