Frontier Developments have announced Jurassic World Evolution 2, and while the game’s reveal trailer didn’t have a lot of gameplay footage, new details on the dinosaur park management game have been shared by executive producer Adam Woods in a newly published post on the PlayStation Blog.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 will take place after the events of the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Dinosaurs are out in the world now, and you will be leading the efforts to “control, conserve, and contain” them in the wild. Throughout all of it, you’ll be working with characters such as Dr. Ian Malcolm and Claire Dearing, voiced by Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard respectively, reprising their roles from the films (and the first game).
In addition to the campaign, the Challenge and Sandbox modes are also returning. Meanwhile, Jurassic World Evolution 2 will also have a new Chaos Theory mode, in which you will get to “relive iconic film moments from across the Jurassic World and Jurassic Park films in ‘what-if’ scenarios.”
“Immerse yourself at the heart of the Jurassic World franchise and see how things turn out when you are put at the helm of managing new challenges with unpredictable outcomes,” Woods explains.
And what about the dinosaurs? Jurassic World Evolution will have over 75 species of dinos, and these will include flying and aquatic animals as well, fans of the first game should be glad to know. There will be a mix of new and familiar species, including some that have been made for this game entirely from scratch and haven’t been featured in the movies either. One such dino is the Amargasaurus, which is “a smaller sauropod featuring twin rows of distinctive parallel spines down its back.”
Other improvements include being able to deploy park teams, the ability to customize guest buildings, and several new biomes, each of which will have “their own unique set of conditions, terrain and environmental challenges, ranging from dense forests to rocky deserts.”
Jurassic World Evolution 2 will launch later this year on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A specific release date hasn’t yet been announced.