Last week, many of us who were looking forward to Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered releasing on Nintendo Switch on November 14th, 2023. A short statement from Nightdive Studios, the game’s developer and publisher, was issued to say thar they had to delay the release for a couple of weeks, but a reason was never stated as to why.
Earlier today (or late last night depending on your time zone), Nightdive has shared a public statement on their social media channels explaining the reason behind the delay. It seems that the European and Australian version for Nintendo Switch have some nasty bugs that have reared their ugly heads that the time are trying to sort out. All versions of the game are still planning to release on November 30th, but the European and Australian versions will receive a patch to fix their issues sometime in mid-December.
You can read the full statement below.
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.
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.
-Nightdive Studios Team
Source: Nightdive Studios (X)