Acclaim's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for PC Thrashes into Retail Outlets Nationwide
3D-Accelerated Dinosaur Hunt Brings Stunning Graphics and Action to PC
Glen Cove, NY, November 26, 1997 -- Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM), a worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that the 3D-accelerated PC version of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is now shipping to retail outlets nationwide.Based on the Acclaim Comics character and the million-selling N64 game created by Acclaim's Iguana Entertainment studio, Turok brings the adventure-packed first-person-perspective action, beautifully rendered landscapes and pulse-pounding musical score of the original version to the PC.
"Turok continues to set a new standard for immersive first-person perspective gaming," said Steven Lux, vice president of marketing for Acclaim. "The PC graphics are so rich and the action so compelling that the experience seems to transcend simply gaming and actually morphs into true dinosaur hunting."
Turok for PC is Direct 3D compliant, and contains versions that run at maximum efficiency with Video Logic Apocalypse 5Dx and 3Dx, Matrox M3D, Diamond Monster 3D and Stealth II S220, Deltron Real Vision Flash 3D, Orchid Righteous 3D, Hercules Stingray 128/3D, Intergraph Intense 3D Voodoo, Jazz Adrenaline Rush, Hercules Thriller 3D, STB Velocity 128/3D, ATI XPERT@Play and XPERT@Work, as well as others. Turok also supports most 3D cards with the following chipsets: NEC Electronics PowerVR PCX2, 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo Rush, Rendition Verite v2100, v2200 and v1000 (320x240), Nvidia Riva 128, ATI Rage Pro and other chipsets with similar or better performance.
In addition, the game is compatible with all Windows 95-enabled input devices, including: Spacetech SpaceOrb 3D, Mad Katz Panther and Logitech Wingman Warrior & Cyberman II. For an updated list of supported 3D acclerator cards and peripherals, see Acclaim's Web site.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Storyline and Gameplay Features
Taking on the role of Turok, gamers venture through a spectacular 3-dimensional universe, ablaze with eye-popping flora, fauna and terrain, covering the spectrum from mountains, rugged ridges and sheer cliffs to primeval forests, steaming jungles and ancient ruins. Gameplay is spread over eight non-linear levels, each infested with vicious raptors, triceratops and artillery-equipped cyborgs. The evil Campaigner commands legions of foot soldiers, head hunters, alien infantry, robots and bosses whose sole purpose is to stop Turok. To combat the vast number of enemies, Turok packs a devastating arsenal of weapons. At the game's start, Turok is armed with a hunting knife and a bow with standard arrows. By "taking out" his enemies, Turok acquires a host of high-tech weapons and ordnance, including explosive arrows, an assault rifle, a shotgun with standard or explosive shells, an automatic shotgun, a grenade launcher, a pulse rifle, the powerful Mini-Gun (an alien weapon), a quad rocket launcher, a particle accelerator, a fusion cannon and devastating secret weapons.
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Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sony, Sega and personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim also publishes comic books under a variety of imprints, develops coin-operated arcade games, operates motion capture studios, and distributes products from a variety of entertainment software publishers.
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