The video-gaming arm of Walt. Disney Studios, Buena-Vista Games has announced the acquisition of the rights to make further games based on Turok.
According to Spong.com, we should expect “quite a change” in the gameplay when the new games are released for multiple consoles and handhelds, including next-generation consoles.
Turok games were previously licensed by Acclaim, whose last release with the name was 2002′s Turok: Evolution. That company went into liquidation last year, and the Turok license was taken over by Classic Media, whose properties include Frosty the Snowman, Mr Magoo, Casper, the Lone Ranger and Lassie.
After acquiring the license from Classic Media, Buena-Vista handed the development of the as-yet-untitled Turok games to Propaganda Games, a recently established BVG studio:
“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.”
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