A new trailer for Jurassic World: Evolution has arrived online and with it, pre-orders are also now available for the upcoming Jurassic Park video game. The Jurassic Park franchise was totally rejuvenated with Jurassic World in 2015 and now, Universal is hoping they can extend that to the world of video games as well. It looks like they may have done just that, as this new trailer for Jurassic World: Evolution looks like the game fans have been waiting for. You can run and build your own dinosaur theme park. And the game will be made available just ahead of the release of Jurassic World 2.
Along with the new trailer for the game, it's been revealed that Jurassic World: Evolution will be released on June 12. That's a little more than a week before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom makes its way to theaters on June 22, so fans of the franchise have a lot to look forward to this summer. This game was first announced last August at GamesCom. The game will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC and can be pre-ordered now. Sorry to those who have thrown all of their eggs into the Nintendo Switch basket. But maybe Evolution will make its way to Nintendo's latest console down the line.
As for the new trailer? It further reveals that Jurassic World: Evolution is more or less going to be like a version of The Sims or Roller Coaster Tycoon, but with very dangerous, bio-engineered dinosaurs in it. Honestly, in seeing the new trailer, it's miraculous that such a video game wasn't made sooner. But this definitely appears to be a case of better late than never, as the game looks like a great deal of fun.
This is far from the first time that the Jurassic Park franchise has ventured into the world of gaming. Dating back to the original movie and the Sega Genesis, there have been plenty of Jurassic Park video games, but there has never been an undeniably great one release. There were some great ideas explored in Telltale's Jurassic Park: The Game which, while not considered canon, added a lot to the story, but didn't totally pay off in the gameplay department. Perhaps this can be the game that fans of the movies have been waiting on for a very long time.
Jurassic World 3 has already been announced, but it's not coming our way until 2021. So maybe this new game, assuming it's as fun and expansive as it looks, can help tide us over until the final movie in this new trilogy makes its way to theaters. And it may help kill the sting a bit if Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom winds up being a disappointment. Also worth noting, according to the game's website, players who pre-order the game before launch will receive a unique platform-exclusive helicopter and ranger vehicle design. Be sure to check out the new trailer for the game, courtesy of the Jurassic World Evolution YouTube channel, for yourself below.