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Turok 3 Remastered Has Been Delayed But The Situation Is A Bit Weird Australia

Not ideal.

Nightdive Studios, known for crafting top-notch remasters and faithful remakes of classic games, has announced some slightly odd news around its upcoming remaster of Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion. First of all, the developer is delaying the launch of its game to November 30th in order to give it time to polish and add some critical functionality and quality-of-life features, which is naturally the right call.

What’s a bit alarming about the delay though, is it won’t affect Switch players in Europe or Australia, where Nintendo is reportedly still launching the game on November 14th – something Nightdive doesn’t want to happen as it’ll be an incomplete version of the game without the final touches.

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The post from Nightdive explaining the situation says that Aussie and European players will get the patch completing the game in mid-December, while folks in other regions will have the correct version as soon as it launches on November 30th. The reasoning given for the inability for Nintendo to move the dates in Australia and Europe apparently comes down to “holiday schedules” delaying the movement of the final patch through the certification process.

The full post reads, “Dear players,

“The team at Nightdive Studios would like to apologize for the recent confusion around the Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered launch date. At the moment, Turok 3 is set to launch on all platforms on November 30, 2023, EXCEPT for Nintendo Europe and Australia, which is slated for a November 14, 2023 release. This was not the plan.

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“We have been working with the team at Nintendo of Europe to adjust the launch date so that our latest patch fixes were included, but unfortunately, our holiday schedules did not align. As a result, our European and Australian audiences will receive a version of the game with known bugs and missing quality-of-life improvements. These include:

  • A crash that occurs if the player tries to access the Start menu while selecting their character in the introduction sequence.
  • The functionality for “Invincibility,” as well as two other cheats that are missing.
  • Various bugs and QOL features that will be listed below in a separate post.

“All of the issues listed above have already been addressed in a pre-existing patch that we were unable to deploy at the time of the European and Australian launch. Again, once Nintendo’s team moves the latest build through certification, the above issues and others will be remedied with this patch.

“While the exact timing is unknown, we believe that our European and Australian Turok 3 players will receive this patch in mid- December. Meanwhile, all other platforms will receive the correct version of the game on November 30, 2023. See our post below for full details of what’s already been fixed.

“Thank you for your support as we continue to resolve this ASAP.”