Turok Brings Dinosaurs Back from Extinction

February 4, 2008

Brings Dinosaurs Back from Extinction

Touchstone’s Epic, Re-Imagined Sci-Fi First
Person Shooter Now Available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3

Dinosaurs walked the earth millions of years ago
but humankind wasn’t in existence to experience these creatures in their
splendor … or their terror. Turok, the epic, sci-fi first person shooter,
provides an opportunity to interact with dinosaurs like never before. Turok is
now available in North America for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. Published by
Touchstone and developed by Propaganda Games, Turok is a unique and gritty first
person shooter that immerses players into a world of dinosaurs.

Almost three years in development, Turok
transports players to a dark, mysterious planet in the future. Players take on
the role of Joseph Turok, a former black ops commando, now part of an elite
special forces squad, known as Whiskey Company, which is on a mission to
confront a war criminal – Turok’s former mentor, Roland Kane. When their ship is
shot down on the planet inhabited by Kane and his Mendel-Gruman Corporation
soldiers, Turok must use his elite military training to elude Kane’s
well-trained army and the ravenous, unpredictable dinosaurs, huge insects and
other massive creatures that populate the planet.

“Turok provides a pulse-pounding experience
similar to a blockbuster action film while immersing players in a hostile world
filled with visceral dinosaurs,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of
global marketing, Touchstone. “There is a strong legacy behind this franchise,
but this is whole new Turok that will appeal to an even wider audience.”

The Turok property, which is owned by Classic
Media and has a legendary history among the game’s target audience, is being
brought back by Touchstone after a lengthy hiatus.

“Turok was a huge initial project for a veteran
group of game developers from diverse backgrounds, which included expertise from
some of the industry’s landmark games,” said Josh Holmes, vice president and
general manager, Propaganda Games. “We’re eager to witness the excitement of
video game players as the game is distributed worldwide.”

Turok has a robust online multiplayer feature
with a variety of modes and maps for up to 16 players. Turok includes 10
multiplayer maps in total, including seven competitive maps and three
cooperative-specific missions. Competitive multiplayer modes include Capture the
Flag, Assault-style Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and War Games,
a special objective-based game mode. Turok’s co-op feature allows up to four
players to team up online in maps inspired by the single-player story but
designed specifically for the co-op mode. Unique to Turok, and like the game’s
single-player campaign, the multiplayer modes include dinosaurs and large
insects, which may attack any player and can be lured to attack opponents.

The story of Turok is conveyed through top
Hollywood voice talent, including Timothy Olyphant, Powers Boothe, Ron Perlman,
William Fichtner, Donnie Wahlberg and Gregory Norman Cruz as Joseph Turok.

Developed by Propaganda Games, Touchstone’s
development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Turok is rated M for Mature
by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and is available in stores now
for $59.99. A version of Turok for Windows-based PCs is scheduled for release
this spring.

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