Original Turok Arrives on Nintendo Switch Today

Get ready to hunt like it’s 1997!  Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter has officially been ported to Nintendo Switch, courtesy of Nightdive Studios.  Back in 1997, Turok was released under development Iguana Entertainment and Acclaim, but it’s been Nightdive Studios who have been finding ways to revive Turok on current consoles over the last few years.  The latest, of which, on Nintendo Switch in all its glorious, original splendor.

Just take a look at a few of the stills to re-live all of the pixelated dino destruction:

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Nintendo has started to make a habit of re-releasing classic games, in their original form, on Nintendo Switch, as of late.  Not long ago, it was Final Fantasy IX and just next week it will be Final Fantasy VII making its way to Switch.  With Turok, this brings one of many sought-after Nintendo 64 titles to the Nintendo Switch.  With Nintendo’s recent nostalgia trip, one has to wonder if this opens the door to further Nintendo 64 ports.  If so, which Nintendo 64 title would you want to see on Nintendo Switch?

Turok is available now on Nintendo Switch for $19.99.  To read more on Turok on Nintendo Switch, see below:

Turok is back and no dinosaur is safe! When it was first released in 1997, Turok introduced gamers to a world teeming with cunning enemies, traps, puzzles and deadly weapons all within a vast 3D environment ready to explore. Now the classic game has been restored and enhanced with a new visual engine and exciting new features to sink your teeth into!


The Lost Land…


A world where time has no meaning – and evil knows no bounds. Torn from a world long gone, the time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict. An evil overlord known as ‘The Campaigner’ seeks to shred the fabric of time and rule the universe using an ancient artifact known as ‘The Chronoscepter’. The Chronoscepter was shattered thousands of years ago in an effort to keep it from falling into evil hands. The Campaigner has constructed a massive focusing array which he plans to use to magnify and pervert the power of the Chronoscepter in order to shatter the barriers between the ages and rule the universe. Turok has vowed to find the eight pieces of the Chronoscepter spread throughout the Lost Land and put an end to The Campaigner’s evil plot…


To learn more you must enter the world of Turok


Completely 3-D Virtual World

Run, jump, climb in any direction in a fully 3D world, with the ability to independently look and aim your weapons up, down, or sideways.

Intelligent Enemies Programmed for Ferocity

Variable aggression profiles make each enemy behave uniquely.

14 Monstrous High-tech Weapons

From the Grenade Launcher, Plasma Pulse Rifle and Alien Weapon, to the Quad Rocket Launcher and, the mother of all guns, the Atomic Fusion Cannon!

Advanced Interactive Backgrounds with Particle Technology

Cobwebs sway. Bubbles form rings on the water’s surface. Bullets ricochet. Trees explode into flames and crash to the ground. Waterfalls boil with foam.

Bionically Engineered Dinosaurs

Razor-toothed Raptors. Artillery-packing Triceratops. Alien Infantry and a Laser-Guided T-Rex. Following your every move with head-tracking technology.