A new Turok game has emerged, and it looks like a huge departure for the series. Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is an isometric adventure game with a very cute art style–quite the change for a franchise that made its name as a mature-rated first-person shooter.
The game’s official description reads: “In Turok: Escape from Lost Valley, you wake from a long sleep as Turok and adventure alongside Andar through the dangerous world of the Lost Valley as you seek to find a path home. Encounter iconic creatures from the Turok comic series with a cute but dangerous twist. Master the art of the knife and the bow as you encounter adorable but deadly enemies, discover a path through unique environments, and choose the best weapon for the enemy in front of you.”
The game is set to be released for PC on July 25. No other platforms have been announced, but there has been little in the way of any official communication around the game–the developer, Pillow Pig, doesn’t make reference to the new game on its website or social channels.
It appears the project started as an entry to publisher Universal’s GameDev Challenge, which tasked indie developers with making new games based around classic franchises Turok, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Battlestar: Galactica, Jaws, and Back to the Future. A new Voltron game subtitled Cubes of Olkarion is scheduled to launch in early access on July 25, the same day Escape from Lost Valley comes to Steam.
Turok’s first entry, the Nintendo 64 game Dinosaur Hunter, was remastered for modern consoles fairly recently. It came to PC in 2015, Xbox One in 2018, and Switch earlier this year.