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In the many years since Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, game and movie fans craved a dinosaur park builder and management simulation game. Then Frontier Developments announced that they were creating a Jurassic World game in the same vein as the classic title for this generation of consoles.
However, given their underwhelming attempt with Zoo Tycoon on the Xbox One, people feared a very limited experience. The developers did mostly redeem themselves with Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection, but there was still much left to be desired.
Jurassic World Evolution landed in 2018, and while it was a little rough around the edges, it was remarkably good. With customisable pens, in-depth dinosaur breeding mechanics, and some difficult challenges to contend with, Jurassic World Evolution was hailed as the true successor to Operation Genesis.
Since its release, Frontier Developments have continued to bolster the game, building on their grand launch to make Jurassic World Evolution bigger and better. With new dinosaurs, missions, dig sites, hybrid combinations, maps, and buildings being offered across the seven expansions to date, it’s fair to say that the team has supported the popular title very well.
Next up for Jurassic World Evolution fans, Frontier Developments takes you back to where it all began: 1993.
Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park DLC coming soon
Return to Jurassic Park will bring with it new story missions on the islands of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, with the narrative voiced by the cast of Jurassic Park as well as new skins, buildings, and dinosaurs coming to the game. The Jurassic World Evolution post details that you’ll need to reclaim the park from the dinosaurs and rebuild classic locations, such as the Visitor Centre and the Aviary from Jurassic Park III.
As you can see in the trailer above for Return to Jurassic Park, you’ll also gain access to a huge range of classic skins for the dinosaurs that appeared in the 1993 movie release, including ones for the triceratops, tyrannosaurus-rex, brachiosaurus, parasaurolophus, velociraptor, and dilophosaurus. Fans of Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III will surely be chomping at the bit to delve into this reimagining of the original movies: that’s without getting to the new dinosaurs that are coming in the DLC pack.
New dinosaurs in Return to Jurassic Park DLC
Two iconic dinosaurs from the first movies will be coming to Jurassic World Evolution. As you may have surmised from the Aviary being brought into the game, the mighty pteranodon shall also be joining the roster of animals that you can have in your park. While the pteranodon wasn’t a dinosaur, instead classed as a flying reptile, it was present in the Late Cretaceous period and has become synonymous with the movies as a terror from the skies.
The second addition to roster will be the compsognathus. The very small and speedy carnivorous theropod lived in the Late Jurassic period and is depicted in the movies as being a cunning pack hunter. The opening of the second film, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, sees a young girl get swarmed by the diminutive dinosaurs.
On 10 December 2019, Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park will become available for £15.99 (€19.99, $19.99). Even if you’re not going to get the DLC on the first day, your game will still receive the free 1.12 update, which changes guest toilet needs and how rangers interact with your dinosaurs.