Nintendo 64 Classic ‘Turok: Dinosaur Hunter’ Is Releasing Soon For Switch

The Switch is, rapidly, becoming the platform for retro-gamers. With its Atari and SEGA collections, array of NES games via its Online service, and great comebacks like ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove and Sonic Mania, it is - for this gamer's money - the system to have when it comes to revisiting the classics of the past, and games made in their models.

What's been rather absent from the Switch, so far, are game from Nintendo's own back catalogue, beyond the NES library offered to subscribers. But, what's that, coming over the hill? Is it a motherfugging DINOSAUR WITH LASERS? Yep, sure is. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, one of the Nintendo 64's most-loved titles, and an important game in the evolution of the FPS genre, is arriving on Switch really soon.

And by really soon we mean: it's out on 18 March, retailing stateside for $19.99 (so, probably, 15 to 17 quid?). Hardly any time to wait, at all. As confirmed by Nintendo, the game is the 1997 title, given the lightest spit and polish by Night Dive Studios to make all of that fog a little more friendly. It's looking sharper than ever - and we're dead keen to return to the Lost Land and bag us some scaly beasts. (Look, we weren't so on board with the feathers thing, back then.)

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If you're too young to remember what Turok was all about, here's some official blurb from Nintendo, to fill in the details:

"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..."

Psyched? Psyched. Check out a few more screens of Turok on Switch, below. Will you be picking up this old-school shooter? Did you play it to death, back in the day? Let us know! We're on Facebook and Twitter.

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Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Ex-editor of VICE Gaming and co-founder of Waypoint. Former writer/consultant for BBC's The Gaming Show. Former contributor to Edge, Eurogamer, Kotaku, PCGamesN, Official PlayStation Magazine, gamesTM. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016) and 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016). New book, 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games', coming in 2019. Contact: [email protected]

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