Jurassic World Game Announced By Jeff Goldblum At Summer Game Fest
Jeff Goldblum is getting ready to rip open his shirt and deliver another dino-mite adventure, as the Hollywood heartthrob just announced a new Jurassic World game at this year's Summer Game Fest. We told you life would find a way, and just days after another Jurassic World Evolution game was first teased, it's now official.
Since 1993, we've been enamoured with threatening our own existence and bringing dinosaurs back to life. Steven Spielberg's beloved movie adapted Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and opened the gates to a whole world of possibilities. A mere 28 years later, we're waiting for Jurassic World: Dominion to round off the latest trilogy, while the expanded franchise of media shows the name is anything but extinct.
What is the new Jurassic World game?
A glossy trailer for Jurassic World Evolution 2 premiered at Summer Game Fest. Franchise mainstay Jeff Goldblum was on-hand to tease what's on the way, with the Dr. Ian Malcolm actor also lending his vocal's to the game's trailer.
In Jurassic World Evolution, Dr. Malcolm can be heard saying, "we played with genetics like it was a toy" - as a nod to the first game's ability to splice dinosaurs. Pterodactyls are seen swooping over an abandoned Jurassic World, as staff try to wrangle those rogue dinos that have broken free.
The trailer ends with a warning that "this is a very different world", suggesting things won't work the way they did in 2018's first game. By the looks of it, Jurassic World Evolution is less of a theme park management sim, and more of a dinosaur care facility.
Interestingly, the trailer showed a snowy backdrop that teases more locations and fits with the promise of utilising "deeper management tools and creative options".
When can we expect the new Jurassic World game?
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is expected to swoop onto PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC at the end of the year. With Dominion delayed until June 10, 2022, at least we don't have to wait for the movie's release to play the game.
If you want to know more, there will be 75 species of dinosaurs and a "new narrative campaign" that takes place after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Alongside Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard is reprising her role as Claire Dearing.
Finally, there's the standard Sandbox mode, a new Challenge mode, and an exciting Chaos Theory mode - that gives you a "reimagined take on pivotal moments from the Jurassic World film franchise".
The idea of this "what if?" scenario means key events and character deaths could play out differently, which effectively gives you your own chance to write a Jurassic movie. We just hope we still get to see Donald Gennaro's iconic toilet death.
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