Back in August, Night Dive Studios announced that it will be restoring and modernizing the classic video games Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.
Turok was originally released in 1997 with it’s sequel released in 1999. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was a revolutionary game for its time with excellent graphics (for its time) and was one of the first to offer an open world environment.
Both games “will be re-mastered for today’s modern computers with enhanced graphics and other improvements,” the developer said in a statement. Basically they are going to make them playable on today’s faster computers, smooth out the graphics, change the controls and probably give us a quick save option. Don’t expect it to be up to today’s standards; expect it to be a revisit to what videos games used to be.
After months of work, Night Dive gave us a sneak look at a few screenshots and an official trailer!
Please keep in mind that these will be remasters, not remakes, so by today’s graphical standards they look sub-par, but compared to the original releases they LOOK AWESOME!.
Here are the remastered pics provided by Night Dive Studio:
It looks like the resolution has been increased and the fog has been reduced, thus increasing your view and aiming distance. The fog is no longer a wall, it fades. I like the fact that most of the general graphics have been refined without losing the original blocky charm of the old style game. Hopefully they have incorporated the PC soundtrack into the games, as it was the better soundtrack out of the different system releases.
And for comparison, here are some original N64 shots;
I think it will be a good remaster without losing the original charm of the game.