Turok 2 Will Finally Release On Switch Next Week

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter has been available for the platform for a few months now.
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil gets dated for a Switch release on August 9.
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil gets dated for a Switch release on August 9. Nightdive Studios

After the release of the original Turok earlier this March for the Nintendo Switch, another Turok game makes its way home to the Japanese platform that fostered its initial release.

In a tweet, Nightdive Studios formally announced the impending release of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the Nintendo Switch, set to launch this August 9 digitally via the eShop. The title was first ported to the PC back in March 2017, followed by the Xbox One in March 2018. It’s good to know that Switch players are now one step closer to completing their collection of the original Turok trilogy as both this and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter are available on the platform. Check out the tweet from Nightdive Studios below.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil originally launched for the Nintendo 64 back in October of 1998, where it immediately shined as one of the best third-party titles ever release for the console. I’d consider it neck and neck with GoldenEye 007 for the best the console has to offer, as both games were landmark achievements for consoles, showcasing that platforms with controllers are viable for first-person shooters.

The game is a direct sequel to Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, while the franchise itself is based on the fictional character from the popular American comic books. The games characterize Turok as a Native American time-traveling warrior – I only ever knew it from childhood as that badass game with the character traversing various stages filled with creatures from the Lost Land, including dinosaurs and aliens. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil features a new successor to the Turok mantle, Joshua Fireseed, as he attempts to thwart the nefarious plans of Primagen, a powerful alien entity who will end up inadvertently destroying the universe if he is not stopped.

Gameplay for Turok 2: Seeds of Evil allows for nonlinear traversal, thanks to the introduction of a hub world where the order of your playthrough depends on which keys you get from the levels you choose. It also features a ton of weapons, all of which can be carried around infinitely on your person.

Despite being the weakest of the three, I still have hopes that Nightdive will also develop and rerelease the third installment – Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion – for modern platforms. For those interested in playing Turok titles now, however, you can check out Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the Switch here.

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