The Turok series used to be respectable, honest. Propaganda Games has been hard at work at hoisting the series out of the gaming garbage heap and undoing all the damage Acclaim did to the FPS franchise. Featuring gorgeous graphics, a return to its brutally violent roots, and 16-player mutliplayer, the upcoming series reboot, simply titled Turok, looks to return the dinosaur hunter to his former, if short-lived, glory. When was the last time a dead gaming franchise got a genuine second chance?
Now, Aspyr Studios, the same developer behind the PC port of Guitar Hero III and the Mac port of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is bringing the previously PS3 and 360-exclusive title to the PC with all of its features intact. Expect to go toe-to-toe with a t-rex on the PC in Spring 2008, shortly after the console versions ship.
Full PR Speak press release after the jump.
TUROK TO FIGHT DINOSAURS ON WINDOWS PC
Touchstone Announces Re-Imagined Story-Driven First Person Shooter To Be Released On Windows PC In Spring 2008
LONDON, England — (November 2, 2007) — Turok, the epic, sci-fi first person shooter, will be released in spring 2008 for Windows PC, Touchstone announced today. Touchstone previously announced that Turok, one of next year’s most anticipated games, will be available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Propaganda Games, Turok for consoles will be available at retail stores on February 8th, 2008.
“First person shooters have a rich history on the Windows PC platform and are known for having enthusiastic, dedicated fans,” said Josh Holmes, vice president and general manager, Propaganda Games. “Turok will be an unforgettable experience ideal for the Windows PC platform when it becomes available in 2008.”
Turok is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former black ops commando, now part of an elite special forces squad, known as Whiskey Company, which is on a mission to take down a war criminal – Turok’s former mentor, Roland Kane. Set on a planet inhabited by Kane and his Mendel-Gruman Corporation soldiers, Turok must use his elite military training to elude Kane’s well-trained army and the ravenous, unpredictable dinosaurs, huge insects and other massive creatures that populate the environment.
Brought to Windows PC by Aspyr Studios, Turok will feature an engaging, story-driven single player experience and multiplayer modes for up to 16 players per game
Turok is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
For more information about Turok, log on to www.turok.com.