Although Acclaim?s marketing madness took the sheen off the Turok series towards the end on its run, the dinosaur hunting FPS franchise still packs a weighty punch with gamers across two generations of home console. And this being the case, big boy newcomer Buena Vista Games has today announced it has acquired the rights to make further games carrying the Turok name.
Splashing the cash left, right and indeed centre, BVG also bought a new studio, Propaganda Games based in Vancouver Canada to handle the project, currently in development for ??multiple console and handheld game platforms, including the next generation successors.?
"With the launch of the new console and handheld game platforms, we feel it is the perfect time to redefine Turok video games," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. "We expect Turok to lead our growth strategy of creating action-oriented game franchises for the core gamer market."
"Through compelling new technology, game design and graphics, it is our goal to take the Turok franchise to new heights," said Josh Holmes, vice president and studio general manager for Propaganda Games. "The brand's rich, prehistoric setting and ferocious monsters provide us an extensive palette of content to create the most intense, action-packed game play for next generation console systems."
No details on how the gameplay will pan out right now, though speaking to SPOnG this morning a representative for BVG said that we ??should expect quite a change,? something we are greatly looking forward to. We?ll bring you complete coverage of Turok, still without a full title, in the coming months.