Jurassic World Evolution: Return To Jurassic Park DLC
Frontier Developments announced Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park, a premium DLC pack in partnership with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, and created in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms. The pack will be available on PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft on 10 December, and will require players to own a copy of Jurassic World Evolution in order to download.
As you can see in the trailer above, Return to Jurassic Park includes several unmistakable locations from the 1993 film. However, this DLC is set in the immediate aftermath of the events portrayed in the movie, and that’s a point that—from a park management standpoint at least presents some rather serious challenges.
You’ll have help setting things back in order, though. Joining Dr. Ian Malcolm (voiced by Jeff Goldblum) are Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Alan Grant, with Laura Dern and Sam Neill providing voice lines for their characters.
We’ve had two larger-scaled expansions as well as trio of dinosaur packs, and now we’re about to get the most nostalgia driven tribute to Jurassic Park yet. Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park has been announced, bringing the iconic film locations to life in a new story campaign which follows the events of Jurassic Park. This means the same dinos, attractions, and voice actors (including Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern), challenging the player to fix the park in a way the original crew couldn’t. It’ll then be down to players to swing open those iconic wooden gates and open up Jurassic Park to the public for the first time.
Familiar characters including Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm are back – with Sam Neil, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum returning to portray their original roles – and players will have the opportunity to construct buildings and attractions inspired by the first movie, including Jurassic Park’s iconic main gates and the Park Tour.
Frontier says to expect new dinosaurs, including the Compsognathus and Pteranodon, as well as legacy skin variants, such as 1993 versions of the Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. Additionally, players can add a touch more nostalgic authenticity to Jurassic World Evolution by enabling a special 1993-inspired overlay and inventory.
Two new dinosaurs will be included in the DLC: Compsognathus, the little guys who hunt in large packs and overwhelm larger prey; and Pteranodon, a flying reptile with a 7-metre wingspan. Existing dinosaurs, like the T. rex and velociraptor, will get new skins to match them with their look in the original movie, and they’ll be able to wreak havoc in buildings seen in the film like the Visitor Centre and Aviary.
All players, whether they purchase the new DLC or not, will see a free content update arrive for Jurassic World Evolution that introduces new dinosaur-ranger interactions and other gameplay adjustments.
Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park will cost £15.99/$19.99 USD when comes to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 10th December, and the DLC will be accompanied by a free update for all players.