'Jurassic World' video game 'Evolution' announced for Summer 2018
UPI News Service, 08/21/2017
Fans of Jurassic World will able to build their own dinosaur theme park in a new video game announced Sunday titled Jurassic World: Evolution.
The title, from developer Frontier, was unveiled during the Gamescom conference in Germany with a cinematic trailer.
The clip features a Tyrannosaurus rex escaping from a Jurassic World-like compound before eating a security guard. The video also displays how players will design their own park complete with attractions and barracks for armed forces to take on escaped dinosaurs.
"Based on Universal Pictures' iconic film franchise and created in collaboration with Universal Brand Development, the game expands on the official Jurassic World mythology and puts players in charge of cinema's greatest tourist destination - where they will have the opportunity to create and manage their own Jurassic World," Frontier said in a statement.
"As long-time fans of the entire Jurassic series we're thrilled to be putting players in charge of their own Jurassic World," added Frontier's chief creative officer, Jonny Watts. "We're excited to bring over fifteen years of management, simulation, and creature development expertise to a destination and franchise that remains an inspiration to us."
Evolution is set to release in Summer 2018 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game will tie into the release of Jurassic World film sequel, Fallen Kingdom starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard that is due in theaters on June 22, 2018.
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