Posted by Evolve on Apr 5, 2018 | In: General News
When Jurassic Park came out to theaters in 1993, there was a sense of wonder about it that previous dinosaur films hadn't grasped. For while humans and dinosaurs have interacted plenty of times on screen, it was never like this. For this, this was a park full of dinosaurs recreated by humanity. It made many wonder if it was possible in real life. And though the next two films didn't do much to increase the wonder, 2015's Jurassic World brought it all back for all to see. With the renewed wonder came a desire to give players the chance to run their own version of the legendary park. And thus will come Jurassic World: Evolution.
The game got a new trailer that unveiled the release date of June 12th of this year. Which is poetic in a way as the next film in the series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will release June 22nd. No doubt both properties are aiming to build momentum and gain money from the other. Also shown in the trailer is a great glimpse of all that you'll be able to do in Evolution.
For example, you will be put on Isla Nebular, which was the location for many of the films and tasked with building your own version of Jurassic World. To that end, you'll have to build habitats and contain up to 40 different species of dinosaur. From the mighty T-Rex to Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Pterodactyls, Velociraptors, and so many more. Construct the park you feel it should be, and then bring tourists to the island so that they can experience the wonders of the prehistoric past.
However, for any who know the films, you know that there are dangers that only a place like Jurassic World can bring. Such as a massive dinosaur breaking out of containment and going on a rampage. The trailer shows that it'll be up to you to tranquilize the dinosaur before anyone gets hurt. But, the trailer also shows that tourists getting hurt, or even eaten, is also an option in Jurassic World: Evolution.
Aside from the name, there will be numerous references to the film series in the video games. From observation pods that were a part of Jurassic World to the return of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcom, and likely much more, this title will be a tribute to the films while also giving fresh and fun experiences to those who play it.
It also should be noted that the visuals for the game appear very crisp and detailed. The models for the dinosaurs are especially well done, and all the footage from the trailer is in-game footage, which means that the visuals could look even better by the time that June 12th arrives.
There are still some mysteries about what all players will do in Jurassic World Evolution, but the team at Frontier Developments, who made Roller Coaster Tycoon, Elite: Dangerous, Planet Coaster, and more, will likely reveal more details as we get closer to the release date.