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Jurassic World Evolution takes place on Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago!

Yesterday’s announcement of Jurassic World Evolution didn’t hide the fact that the game took place on the home of Jurassic Park and World – Isla Nublar. However, the full press kit has shared additional and exciting details about the upcoming video game that are sure to excite super fans. Most intriguingly, Jurassic World Evolution will include ‘The Five Deaths’ – aka Isla Sorna and its surrounding islands.

Las Cinco Muertes Map – seen in The Lost World and JP3

The Muertes Archipelago was first introduced in The Lost World, and while little is known about the islands outside of Isla Sorna, the other islands (Isla Matanceros, Isla Muerta, Isla Tacaño and Isla Pena) are known to be dangerous by locals. Do they also sport wild dinosaur populations, perhaps escaped from Sorna? And the bigger question is does this have any relevance to Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, which is also mentioned in the press kit?

Check out the info in full:

Frontier Developments plc today announced its new game, Jurassic World Evolution, and revealed the first trailer. Based on Universal Pictures’ iconic film franchise and created in collaboration with Universal Brand Development, the game expands on the official Jurassic World mythology and puts players in charge of cinema’s greatest tourist destination – where they will have the opportunity to create and manage their own Jurassic World. Launching in summer 2018, Jurassic World Evolution will be coming to PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system.

“As long-time fans of the entire Jurassic series we’re thrilled to be putting players in charge of their own Jurassic World,” said Frontier’s Chief Creative Officer, Jonny Watts. “We’re excited to bring over fifteen years of management, simulation, and creature development expertise to a destination and franchise that remains an inspiration to us.”

Jurassic World Evolution evolves players’ relationship with the Jurassic World film franchise, placing them in control of operations on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. Players will build their own Jurassic World as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges arise when ‘life finds a way.’

The game is scheduled to release next summer and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be in theatres June 2018.

Another key bit of info in the kit is the phrasing of “bioengineer new dinosaur breeds” – does this mean the ability to create your own hybrids, as seen in the mobile Jurassic World game will make an appearence? Hybrids are seemingly here to stay with the franchise, so our bet is on yes (plus even the title Evolution hints at the concept). As long as the game puts the focus primarily on the many ‘real’ dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, World, and the various sequels I personally will welcome hybrids.

What do you want to see from Jurassic World Evolution? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: Frontier Developments


9 thoughts on “Jurassic World Evolution takes place on Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago!

  1. I was originally thinking they would consider having Isla Sorna, like in JPOG. But all the islands? I’m speechless… Can’t wait for more news on this and Fallen Kingdom in the coming months!

  2. Wow! Awesome tidbits of news from this press release.

    I pray for some cool cut scenes and maybe some backstory/lore to the other 4 islands of Las Cinco Muertes.

    Can’t wait to hear more. It’s a shame we have to wait for a whole year!

  3. It’s been clear that a new Jurassic game of some sorts has been in the works for a while now but this is such an unexpected and welcome announcement. What a time to be a Jurassic fan, new movie and now this game coming in less than a year! Here’s hoping for some ingame screenshots soon and if they’re anything close to the pre rendered footage in the trailer, this could be the definitive Jurassic game.

  4. I presumed you’d just be given your own random island and given free rein. This certainly changes things.

    I wonder if you’ll mainly be based on the other lesser known islands as they’ll essentially be ‘clean slates’, so allowing you to build the park from scratch. Then maybe Nublar and Sorna become available later. OR perhaps they’re there as tutorials to begin with, then return to after completing certain objectives. Very interesting either way.

    1. Isla Nublar is not part of the Five Deaths (the island chain shown on the map), but a separate island about 87 miles northeast of Isla Sorna (the middle island) and 120 miles west of Costa Rica. I hope that helped a bit.

  5. I think it would have been cool if the other islands contained animals from other time periods. What if Jurassic World was on Isla Sorna but on one of the other islands they had Pleistocene Park. Or Carboniferous Park. Or Salurian Park. And the different epochs would be represented on the different islands. You’d have an island with the giant insects, an island with Ice Age creatures, etc.

  6. This seems incredible, I wish I had enough money to buy a PC, and so get the game online. The one I had was broken, and there was no way to fix it. Still it is great news, and it leaves you imagining what could be interesting in the other four islands, the Archipelago of the Five Deaths, what kinds of dinosaurs will there be?

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