A revived and reworked Turok 2 is coming

A revived Turok 2 is still in the works, despite radio silence from the developers.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil was a first-person shooter first released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998.

US developer Night Dive Studios, which previously worked on restoring System Shock 2, bought the rights to the dinosaur shooter series and has already released a reworked Turok 1. Now, it’s reminded fans that its fixing up the sequel.

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It’s been quite a week. We finally had confirmation that an upgraded PlayStation 4 is on the way, albeit announced in a less-than-thrilling way, and Nintendo told the world that Mario will be making his way onto mobiles devices soon in Super Mario Run. Oh, and Apple announced a new iPhone and made the internet very angry.

Well, if you’re not absolutely overcome by all of this blistering excitement, maybe there’s time to check out the best of this week’s deals. As usual, you’re welcome to check out any of these deals and see if they appeal to you. If not, no worries! If so, maybe you’ll save some pocket change. As we’ve mentioned before, we do our best to make sure these deals are active and in stock at the time of posting, but there’s always a chance things can change at a moment’s notice, so keep that in mind.

Warren Spector talks about the story in System Shock 3

Warren Spector has talked a bit about the story in System Shock 3, a game in development at a new studio he’s in charge of, OtherSide Austin. More on that later.

He told that System Shock 3 will explore why Shodan, the evil artificial intelligence from the other two games, wanted/wants to destroy humanity – what motivates her/it. Polygon also has a couple of concept pictures from the project.

“She’ll be at the centre of the game,” Spector said, “but I also want to put her through some changes. [It’s] going to be interesting and different from what people expect. I expect it will infuriate some people but definitely get people talking.”

System Shock reboot is coming to PS4

Night Dive Studios’ highly anticipated System Shock reboot was originally only slated for PC and Xbox One but now it’s confirmed for PS4 as well.

Aiming for a Q1 2018 release, the System Shock re-imagining has surpassed its $900k with a current tally of $1,077,745 and it still has another week left before its 28th July deadline.

The PS4 version came about due to popular demand. “After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about making that happen,” said project director Jason Fader in a . “After a few weeks and lotttts of emails, we are officially on track for bringing System Shock to the PS4!”

Watch: System Shock reboot vs Enhanced Edition graphics comparison

Classic sci-fi horror adventure System Shock is getting a reboot by Nightdive Studios. Though it’s currently in its embryonic pre-alpha phase and still raising money on , there’s a demo of the remake available so we decided to give it a spin and see how it compares to the Enhanced Edition of the original adventure (which was also spruced up by Nightdive Studios).

This video covers the visual changes System Shock has undergone between then and now, but if you want to know how the gameplay has been altered, we recently about the studio’s vision for this reboot.

For more on the System Shock remake, our Martin Robinson , calling Nightdive’s approach “a Kickstarter campaign done right.” Indeed the crowdfunding campaign is going well so far with $680k of its $900k goal met after only three days.

How will System Shock’s reboot differ from the original?

Remaking a classic video game is an intimidating prospect. Stick too close to the original and you run the risk of releasing an archaic project that maybe doesn’t hold up as well in modern times as it did in its day (see Doom 3: BFG Edition). Change too much, however, and purists will complain that the feel or tone is too far afield from what they remember (see Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes). Heck, even the best remakes still fall shy of their source material in at least some minor way. Wind Waker HD is a more vibrant spectacle than its 2003 GameCube forbear, but its new bloom lighting occasionally robs Link of some of his charm. Likewise, Resident Evil’s remake (and ReRemake) are easy on the eyes, but the “better” voice acting is bad in a generic, boring way, whereas it used to be indescribably bad in a hilarious way.

The Vancouver, Washington-based Nightdive Studios is currently walking this tightrope on its remake of cult classic sci-fi horror game System Shock. We , and the is off to a rousing start, nearly meeting its $900k goal in three days, but there’s still a lot of questions about how Nightdive will approach a 2017 version of a 1994 PC game from an era where you could only look along the X axis.

To find out more about this, I caught up with Nightdive founder Stephen Kick at an industry event in sunny Portland, Oregon to discuss the developer’s vision for a new System Shock.

System Shock reboot launches Kickstarter campaign, offers free demo

The – which is now being billed as a full fledged “reboot” – has now launched a , complete with a .

“We want to demonstrate our commitment and passion for System Shock by providing a fun and exciting experience to potential backers,” developer Nightdive Studios stated. “This demo represents the look and feel that we want to achieve with the final version we’ll deliver to you, our backers. Please be aware, this is a proof of concept; the PERFORMANCE, FEATURES, and VISUALS are subject to change. We hope you enjoy your time aboard Citadel Station! SHODAN eagerly awaits your arrival…”

While this is Nightdive’s first time taking on full development duties (it previously only ported lost classics like Turok, Strife, The 7th Guest, and System Shock 2), the Vancouver, WA-based studio significantly staffed up the place with an impressive pedigree of industry veterans.

System Shock 2 is currently free in the GOG.com summer sale

and for the first 48 hours you can get System Shock 2 completely free.

The quirky thing about the summer sale this year is earning XP that goes towards unlocking games for free. Those games are Spelunky, Gabriel Knight and a Dreamfall Chapters season pass. You can accrue XP for participating in activities such as joining the GOG Twitch Plays events. They begin tomorrow.

In addition there are of course loads of tempting discounts. The Witcher 3 is half-price, Victor Vran is half-price, Van Helsing: Final Cut is half-price.