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'Turok: Evolution' Goes Gold (XB/PS2/NGC/GBA)

by Thomas on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT

Set to Launch 9-01-02 Across All Gaming Platforms. Eagerly Anticipated Return of Video Game Icon Delivers All-New Epic Adventure of Exploration, Treachery and War Amid Ultra-Realistic Environments and Dinosaurs.. The countdown to the return of the premier first-person action icon has officially begun, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that its eagerly anticipated title, Turok: Evolution, has "gone gold" and into manufacturing in preparation for its "Turok Bloody Sunday - 9-01-02" launch across all next-generation systems.

Developed by Acclaim's world-renowned Austin Studio, Turok: Evolution is a prequel to the blockbuster franchise that has generated more than 6 million units and $250 million in sales worldwide. Featuring an entirely new game engine that was specifically designed for the next-generation gaming systems, Turok: Evolution is an epic adventure of exploration, treachery and war set against a backdrop of lush jungles, mysterious temples and the most realistic and deadly array of dinosaurs ever to be created in a video game. Acclaim is supporting the title with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign, including print, television, in-theater, radio and online advertising, contests and sweepstakes, and innovative retail and consumer product cross-promotions.

"Turok: Evolution has been in development for the past three years and we are very proud of our team in Austin, who have diligently focused on delivering this incredible action gaming experience," said Edmond Sanctis, President of Acclaim North America. "On 9-01-02, consumers, regardless of what system they own, will be able to immerse themselves in the best and biggest Turok game we've ever done."

Turok: Evolution has generated incredible pre-launch buzz among the media, who had the following to say about the game:

"5 out of 5 stars" - Maxim

"In a first-person shooter, it's all about the guns -- and if there's one thing Turok has, it's guns aplenty." - IGN

"Turok: Evolution could end up being hotter than a chain of volcanoes. It's about time that PS2 owners got some hands-on time with the dinosaur hunter." - PSM

"No doubt about it, Evolution's got all the goods: gorgeous visuals, excellent sound capabilities, multi-play, intelligent monsters and both team- and flight-based combat. The set-up for success is there." - Electronic Gaming Monthly

"Turok takes AI to bone shattering new levels. You'll lose your head over the latest in the Turok series. Lush environments and sick AI make this the quintessential Turok adventure." - Play

Turok: Evolution has been rated "Mature" by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, and will be available on 9-01-02 across all next-generation gaming platforms at suggested retail prices of $49.99. For more information about Turok: Evolution, please visit www.turok.com.

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