Having launched in 2018, Jurassic World Evolution has gone from strength-to-strength, introducing expansive new DLC content regularly to keep the experience rolling long after launch.
Frontier Developments has proved that a comprehensive, fully-customisable, and user-friendly park simulation is possible on this generation of consoles, and now, they’re bringing it all to the Nintendo Switch.
In quite the incredible feat of game porting, it has now been announced that Jurassic World Evolution and all 11 of its updates, packs, and expansions will be coming to the portable console.
When will Jurassic World Evolution arrive on the Switch?
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition will find its way onto the Nintendo Switch on 3 November 2020.
By getting the Switch’s Complete Edition, players will also receive each of the DLC downloads that the original release has had access to, which includes:
- Base Jurassic World Evolution game: Over 35 dinosaurs, including triceratops, tyrannosaurus-rex, velociraptor, brachiosaurus, muttaburrasaurus, and the Indominus Rex.
- Deluxe Dinosaur Pack: Five more dinosaurs, such as the suchomimus and styracosaurus.
- Fallen Kingdom Update: Another six dinosaurs, drawn from the second Jurassic World movie, like the Indoraptor, carnotaurus, baryonyx, and stygimoloch.
- Secrets of Dr Wu DLC: A new storyline, five new dinosaurs, and the hybrids Ankylodocus, Spinoraptor, and Stegoceratops.
- Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack: Three more dinosaurs – iguanodon, dreadnoughtus, and carcharodontosaurus – were added to the title.
- Carnivore Dinosaur Pack: Acrocanthosaurus, proceratosaurus, and herrerasaurus join the dinosaur roster.
- Claire’s Sanctuary DLC: Along with a new campaign that focuses on rescuing dinosaurs from the active volcano on Isla Nublar, albertosaurus, euoplocephalus, and ouranosaurus were added to the hatchery.
- Battle at Big Rock update: To accompany director Colin Trevorrow’s Battle at Big Rock short, the nasutoceratops was brought to Jurassic World Evolution.
- Herbivore Dinosaur Pack: Three more dinosaurs – nigersaurus, dryosaurus, and homalocephale – were brought into the game.
- Raptor Squad Skin Collection: Includes the velociraptor skins of Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo from Jurassic World.
- Return to Jurassic Park DLC: Along with a story that takes you back to the original Jurassic Park, two of the most iconic prehistoric creatures from the first trilogy join the game: compsognathus and pteranodon.
All-in, Jurassic World: Complete Edition will feature the base storylines and game modes, an additional three DLC campaigns, and a total of 62 dinosaurs, one pterosaur, and five hybrid creatures to bring to your islands.
Jurassic World keeps making its way into gaming
Jurassic World Evolution is the flagship game of the rebooted movie franchise, offering a park builder craved since Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis.
Just last month, however, Jurassic World also made its way onto Minecraft. The DLC introduced 60 dinosaurs and hybrid creatures to the blocky world, offering players the chance to go on expeditions to find DNA, build exhibits, and even train dinosaurs.
Just under a year ago, Lego released Jurassic World onto the Nintendo Switch, three years after it first appeared on mobile app stores.
There may even be yet another game in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World universe on the way, potentially based on the events of the final film of the reboot trilogy, Jurassic World: Dominion, which is tentatively set for release in June next year.
The assumption comes following news from Jurassic Outpost, which noticed that Universal Pictures had trademarked ‘Jurassic World Aftermath’ as a video game title.
Given the way that Fallen Kingdom ended, with dinosaurs roaming close human civilisation, it’d make sense if ‘Aftermath’ follows the plot of Dominion or whatever grim reality remains after the credits roll.
As of 3 November, Switch players will finally be able to build their very own dinosaur park, with another Jurassic World title potentially on the way in the coming years.