'Jurassic World'
A still from the movie "Jurassic World." Jurassic World/ Facebook

The first in-game footage of “Jurassic World Evolution” has been released, and the dinosaurs look spectacular. The video was shown during Frontier Expo 2017 and has been made available online.

The release of “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom” is a big opportunity for the producers to promote the franchise worldwide and at the same time sell tie-in merchandise. One product that has been gaining a lot of attention is the world-building game that will be released next year along with the film.

The in-game video (see below) shows the park and the dinosaurs in it. In the game, the player is given control of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. There is a research centre on the island where the player can clone new breeds of dinosaurs.

The dinosaurs look realistic, and even the visuals of their habitat are praise-worthy. It will be interesting to see how sophisticated the AI of the game will be, and if the game will be able to keep fans engaged, the way the movies managed to.

This is a business simulation game, so the main objective should be to make sure the dinosaur theme park runs smoothly and profitably. The player has to manage the different dinosaurs in the park, adding new attractions to make tourists come back for more. Just like other simulation games, disaster could strike anytime, and the carnivorous dinosaurs running loose on the island will have to be controlled.

“Jurassic World Evolution” is based on the 2015 film, not the original trilogy. There may also be a connection to the upcoming film. The game will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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