News: Turok games are coming again, let the dinosaur hunting begin!
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was one of the true bright spots in the early days of the N64 and still one of the coolest games ever. Today, Buena Vista Games announced that they have secured the rights to make Turok games for all current and next-generation consoles and handhelds.
No details on a title, release date or even which systems the game might appear on were mentioned, but Buena Vista has created a new studio to handle the series: Propaganda Games.
Acclaim may have done a lot to harm the Turok name (especially the "Name your baby Turok and we'll give you money" promotion) but the guys at Buena Vista sound opptomistic.
"With the launch of the new console and handheld game platforms, we feel it is the perfect time to redefine Turok video games," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. "We expect Turok to lead our growth strategy of creating action-oriented game franchises for the core gamer market."
Leslie Levine, vice president of licensing and consumer products at Classic Media, added, "BVG is committed to building Turok into one of their cornerstone franchises to reach the core gamer through exciting new platforms. We couldn't ask for a more enthusiastic team to develop Turok."
"Through compelling new technology, game design and graphics, it is our goal to take the Turok franchise to new heights," said Josh Holmes, vice president and studio general manager for Propaganda Games. "The brand's rich, prehistoric setting and ferocious monsters provide us an extensive palette of content to create the most intense, action-packed game play for next generation console systems."
We'll have more on Turok as it escapes the mist.