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Planet Zoo

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Frontier Developments
Release Date: Nov. 5, 2019

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'Planet Zoo' Tropical Pack Adds New Animals, Scenery And Scenario, Scheduled For Next Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2023 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT

Planet Zoo is the ultimate zoo simulation featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless creativity, players can build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.

From the makers of Planet Coaster (2016) and Jurassic World Evolution (2018) comes the ultimate zoo simulation, featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless creativity. Build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.

Planet Zoo presents the most authentic animals in videogame history. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is an individual who thinks, feels and explores the world you build around them. They care about their surroundings and each other, with complex environmental and social needs. Nurture your animals throughout their lives, study and manage every species to see them thrive, and help them raise young to pass their genes onto future generations.

Manage your own zoo in an expressive world that reacts to every choice you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and look after the smallest details. Thrill visitors with prestigious animals and famous exhibits, develop your zoo and research new technologies, and release animals back into the wild to repopulate the planet.

Frontier Developments announced a thrilling expansion for the ultimate zoo simulation, Planet Zoo. Players can discover the incredible inhabitants of lush rainforests with Planet Zoo: Tropical Pack, arriving on Steam on 4 April 2023 for a suggested retail price of £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.

From the dense forest floor to the bustling canopy, Planet Zoo: Tropical Pack invites players to welcome five fascinating species into their zoos. Guests will hear the distinctive call of the Lar Gibbon as it whips through the trees; spot the auburn-coated Red River Hog as it scavenges in the soil; glimpse the elusive Fossa as it climbs through the branches; and spy the impressive Asian Water Monitor as it emerges from its pond. The leisurely Brown-Throated Sloth is also sure to delight as it slowly moves across the Walkthrough Exhibit.

Arriving alongside these unique new species, zookeepers can create tranquil tropical landscapes with over 200 pieces of stunning scenery inspired by the rich architecture and flora of Southeast Asia. Guests can stroll through sprawling Tongkonan villages and serene Balinese temples thanks to tiered buildings and intricate stone carvings, while vivid tropical foliage such as the potent-smelling Rafflesia and Attenborough’s Pitcher Plant provide pops of colour amidst shady leaves.

Planet Zoo: Tropical Pack also brings a thrilling new Career scenario set in the depths of the jungle. Zookeepers will reunite with Tiffany Summers as well as a returning villain from previous scenarios, working to reverse the fortunes of the struggling zoo gifted by her father. Keeping a cool head amidst sweltering conditions is essential to ensure its animals can truly thrive.

In addition, zookeepers can also enjoy a free base-game update, which provides a range of features and enhancements, including more complex social dynamics across various species. Alongside a number of quality-of-life updates, brachiation is now possible on vines, while players can also place null paths within their zoos.

Planet Zoo: Tropical Pack requires the Planet Zoo base game to download and play. Planet Zoo is available now on Steam with an RRP of £34.99 / $44.99 / €44.99, Planet Zoo: Deluxe Edition RRP for £42.99 / $54.99 / €54.99. Additionally, for those looking to discover the delights of Planet Zoo for the very first time, Planet Zoo: Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of the game, offering every piece of DLC ever made.

Unleash your creativity with the next evolution of Planet Coaster’s best-in-class creation mechanics. Craft stunning scenery and habitats, dig lakes and rivers, raise hills and mountains, and carve tunnels and caves as you build your own zoo. See your animals and visitors respond to your creative vision, and share your designs with friends in Planet Zoo’s online community. Bring the world’s greatest designs home to your own zoo for your animals and visitors to enjoy.

Planet Zoo is available for PC (Steam) at £34.99 / $44.99 / €44.99 with a bevy of DLCs.

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