If you are a Jurassic fan, then by now you will be familiar with the upcoming video game ‘Jurassic World Evolution’, set for a Summer 2018 release to coincide with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Frontier Developments (Planet Coaster, Rollercoaster Tycoon, etc.) and Realtime UK (Animations for Farming Simulator E3 2017 Trailer, World of Warplanes Teaser Trailer, etc.) partnered up and released a trailer for this fantastic new park-builder game. If you missed out on any of the trailer hype, then take a listen to our dedicated podcast episode, found below.
Now, hot on the heels of our trailer, we have three brand new pieces of concept art which hint a little at the game. Our first piece is very like the final shot of the trailer, showing an obviously agitated T-Rex in a situation within a stormy paddock environment. We have the red-lighting akin to the breakout sequence from the trailer here, suggesting that this could even potentially be a piece of concept art for the rendered trailer we received for the project. Our second piece of concept art gives us a look at the T-Rex within a more luscious jungle environment here, looking almost as if it is within a habitat of an enclosure, or within the jungle of Isla Nublar – since we know Nublar will be included in the game. Here we can see an assortment of different plants, so I imagine we will have the ability to tailor the kind of shrubbery we have in our different paddocks – just like in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. This piece of artwork is a wonderful hint at the potential of this game. Lastly, we have our most busy shot – a wide view of the Jurassic World area of Isla Nublar, here with a few notable locations accompanied by some new landscape tweaks. This could presumably be a piece of concept art for that final zoom-out shot in the trailer, although this shot does offer slightly more in the way of hints. Here we see a structure very much like the breeding facility from JP: OG next to the T-Rex, suggesting that perhaps a similar system of placing down structures to allow you to breed dinosaurs may be in place within the game. We can also see not one, but what appears to be two fenced of lagoons in addition to the small lake from the Jurassic World film – suggesting that we may possibly be seeing the addition of multiple aquatic locations within our parks – opening a whole new realm of creativity for the contents of these parks. Here we also, as I mentioned, see a significant number of the structures from Jurassic World – which suggests to me that we may see a JW template map, or at the very least, that we may have the ability to place these buildings and iconic structures within our own park creations.
Excited for the game? What do you think of this fantastic new concept art? Get in contact with us and let us know! Make sure to look out for more news from Frontier’s upcoming convention in London in October too. I personally cannot wait to get my hands on Jurassic World Evolution.