The trilogy will be complete, as the retro masters at Nightdive will be remastering the third N64 Turok title for a November launch.
Not that Oblivion
“The Turok series is one of the classic touchstones of gaming and being able to provide the newest and improved version of Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion is a great feeling,” said Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development at Nightdive Studios. “It makes full use of the latest version of our KEX engine, and we’re excited to share the game with players later this year.”Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development at Nightdive Studios
First released on the N64 back in 2000, Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion wasn’t the commercial hit that the first two games in the series were, and didn’t score quite as high either. Not that it was a bad game, but it did have a few things working against it. For one thing, it came out near the N64’s closing days, and it also suffered from some technical issues. Not that either of those things will likely be a problem at this point.
With Nightdive Studios’ just-revealed remaster of Turok 3, you can probably expect a game that’s polished to a near-perfect state. The developer has a pretty darn good track record after all, with incredible renditions of the first two Turok’s, and the likes of Doom and Quake (one and two) already in the bag.
Thanks to Nightdive’s KEX engine too, Turok 3 is looking great. The engine not only brings the game to modern platforms, but it also upscales it to 4K resolution, in which it’ll run at 120fps (on current-gen consoles and PC). Fans and those yet to play Turok 3 in any format can expect “upgraded gameplay, high-resolution textures, enhanced lighting and rendering, and support for console gamepads with platform-specific features”.
Here’s your first look at it in action:
In Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, players choose between dual protagonists Joseph and Danielle Fireseed, siblings of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil protagonist Joshua Fireseed. Together, they must defeat the titular antagonist Oblivion and its followers, the Flesh Eaters, after the supposed demise of their brother at its hands.Nightdive Studios press release
Aside from looking fantastic, Turok 3 isn’t far off either. You can expect to see this one hit digital storefronts on November 14th, 2023. It’s en route for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, the PC, and the Switch.