Welcome to Jurassic World Evolution… 2! Okay, so it doesn’t quite scan, but we’re still looking forward to this dinosaur park builder.
Now, thanks to a new developer diary, we know what kind of dino-handling shenanigans we’ll be able to get up to when it sees the light of day. Aside from sandbox mode, there will be two additional game modes: Campaign Mode and Chaos Theory Mode.
The former will sport a narrative of a sort and will also feature Jurassic World’s Claire Dearing and Owen Grady (though we doubt they’ll be voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt). In this mode you’ll be building parks, but not just for the fun of it; you’ve been employed by the US Department of Fish and Wildlife to capture the dinosaurs which, after the events of the second Jurassic World movie, are now roaming free.
Chaos Theory Mode, on the other hand, sees you tackling scenarios from the various Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movies, so you can look forward to your park’s power suddenly shutting down. On the one hand, this sounds like a lot of fun but we’d also like a “No, Just No” Mode where you get to countermand all the stupid decisions that led to these disasters.
We gave the original Jurassic World Evolution 7 out of 10 when it was released back in 2018, calling it “an engaging, exciting and sometimes brutal take on the theme-park management genre.” It’s since received additional content, some paid, some not, and we’re eager to see how this sequel will let us inflict horrifying, dino-induced terror on our park visitors – er, sorry, deliver an authentic dinosaur experience. As the video reveals, you’ll be building parks in a range of locations, not just tropical islands, which is an intriguing feature.
You can expect a couple more diaries between now and then, but you won’t have long to wait to see the fruits of developers Frontier Developments’ labour. Jurassic World Evolution 2 will claw its way onto the PC, Xbox and PlayStation this November 9th.