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Jeff Goldblum announces Jurassic World Evolution 2

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The Frontier Developments game will come out in 2021

At Summer Game Fest on Thursday, actor Jeff Goldblum announced Frontier’s newest game, Jurassic World Evolution 2. The new title is the follow-up to the park-building sim released in 2018, Jurassic World Evolution, and it is slated to be released in 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

Goldblum had the honor of announcing the release, since he will play Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming game, and has played Dr. Malcolm in the Jurassic Park film canon, and in games like The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He will be joined by the actress Bryce Dallas Howard who will play Claire Dearing in the game.

The new campaign in Jurassic World Evolution 2 takes place right after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. So you’ll have to deal with the fallout of the events after the movie if you choose to play the game. However, if you want, you can also just tinker around with your favorite dinos in the sandbox mode.

The original Jurassic World Evolution is a park simulator like Zoo Tycoon. In it, you have an open sandbox in which you can design and build your very own Jurassic Park zoo, complete with dinosaurs. This new iteration will build on the previous game and give players more options when building their park.

“Together with expanded construction and more customisation options, the result is an even bigger, better and authentic Jurassic World game,” the game’s website said.

In Jurassic World Evolution 2, players will be able to build their parks beyond the starting archipelago. Each new location will bring new terrain and its own set of challenges for players to deal with as they build their park. Throughout these biomes, you’ll be able to care for more than 75 prehistoric species, including flying and marine reptiles. The creatures themselves have been updated as well. Now creatures will display new behaviors as they react to each other and the environment around them.

There’s also a chaos theory mode that allows you to simulate events in the movies, and also a challenge mode — for those that want to test just how good of a park builder they are.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is coming out in late 2021.