Zoo Tycoon meets prehistory in new pre-order trailer for Jurassic World Evolution game

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Mar 29, 2018

Are you a fan of the old Zoo Tycoon games? Do you like the Jurassic Park/World franchise? Then you'll probably love the upcoming Jurassic World Evolution from Frontier Developments. In a new pre-order trailer for the game, you really get to see just how much power you'll hold over constructing your own theme park and populating it with dinosaurs.

Some fans might be reminded of the classic Extinct Animals Expansion Pack for Zoo Tycoon 2 from 2007. You'll be so preoccupied with whether or not you can kill your patrons with giant lizards, you won't stop to think if you should. Should any dino escape from its enclosure, you can send a helicopter team to tranquilize it. 

The trailer highlights all the buildings, fences, plants, and animals you'll be able to place in the park. Jeff Goldblum (Isle of Dogs), reprising his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the game, is curiously absent. Perhaps they're saving him for a later trailer, but you can catch a glimpse of the gray-haired Dr. Malcolm in the official trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. For this game, however, you'll be able to stand on the shoulders of geniuses and before you even know what you have, you'll have patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox. 

Jurassic World Evolution drops for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One June 12. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, meanwhile, arrives in theaters 10 days later on, June 22. Directed by J.A. Bayona, the sequel to 2015's Jurassic World reunites Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt as they try to save the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar when an active volcano threatens to wipe them out.