Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Available Now on PS4, Online Multiplayer and Crossplay Added to Switch

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

Nightdive Studios have announced the launch of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on PlayStation 4, along with it and the Nintendo Switch version now supporting online multiplayer crossplay.

Originally launched in 1998 on the Nintendo 64, a new Turok has been called upon to defeat the alien Primagen. He is using the savage races and dinosaurs of the Lost Lands to escape his crashed lightship; something that would destroy the universe in the process. Players must blast foes with sci-fi weapons and fast footwork in both the campaign and multiplayer.

As discussed in the PlayStation 4 launch trailer; the game utilizes PlayFab multiplayer API, and testing was conducted across PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. The video description notes crossplay on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be coming later.

Nightdive Studios had also announced an update for the Nintendo Switch version- adding online multiplayer, re-dubbed German localization, gyro support for some third-party controllers, and stability improvements. NintendoEverything and GoNintendo both report that crossplay was also added to the Nintendo Switch version.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is available now on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

You can find the PlayStation 4 launch trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil returns to the PC! The sequel to the hit game Turok is now available, featuring a host of enemies, weapons, missions, locations and a new multiplayer mode. Remastered for today’s computers using a new engine with improved graphics, Turok 2 will transport players into sprawling environments with vicious enemies lurking behind every corner.

The Dinosaur Hunter Returns

  • Fight your way through 35 different types of enemies with bouncing bellies, blinking eyes, stretching tentacles and snapping jaws. From Prehistoric Raptors, to evolved Flesh Eaters, to your final battle with the Mother of all beasts— you’ll want to defeat all of them!
  • Enemies are intelligent! They’re smart enough to attack in groups, to flee when they are outgunned, and to take cover during a firefight.
  • Enemies flinch and spasm differently depending on which body part you hit.

Remastered Locations

  • Conquer 6 engrossing Quest Levels including the Port of Adia, the Death Marshes and the Lair of the Blind Ones.

Over 20 Weapons

  • Unload multiple ricocheting shotgun shells with the Shredder.
  • Send brains flying with the skull-drilling Cerebral Bore, a fan favorite.
  • Stomp enemies flat while riding an artillery-mounted Triceratops!

New Multiplayer

  • The new Multiplayer mode lets you battle with your friends. Using the best levels, weapons, and visuals from both the PC and Nintendo 64 versions, players will encounter a fun and visceral multiplayer experience.
  • Players can also choose between a few skins for their character in combat. Network multiplayer is available through Steam, GOG Galaxy, LAN and direct IP with cross play capabilities.
  • Split-screen mode is also available in network multiplayer. Lastly, a new multiplayer game mode called “Last Turok Standing” has been added.

New Game Engine

  • Ported to the Kex Engine 3.4.
  • Full 64-bit compatibility.
  • Brand new UI system.

New Graphics System

  • Modernized deferred renderer.
  • Shadow maps and compiled light maps.
  • Screen-space reflections on textures and materials.
  • Dynamic and fixed-resolution sub/super-sampling.
  • New decals and effects.

Enhanced Gameplay

  • Improved character speed and manoeuvrability, including the ability to grapple ledges.
  • Updated maps.
  • Improved AI.
  • “Quick warp” feature allows instant travel to any previously visited portal.
  • Save and load anywhere.

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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