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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' Arid Animal Pack Will Add New Animals And Scenario Later This Month, Coincides With Free Update - Trailer

by Rainier on June 6, 2023 @ 11:29 a.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 brand-new expansion for Planet Zoo

Bringing players a mesmerizing selection of animals hailing from dunes, deserts and dusty plains, Planet Zoo: Arid Animal Pack arrives on PC (Steam) on 20th June at £7.99/$9.99/€9.99, while all players can also enjoy a range of new features as part of a free base game update.

Planet Zoo: Arid Animal Pack introduces eight impressive new species to the game, each of which has adapted to some of the world’s harshest, driest climates. Meet the Dromedary Camel, instantly distinguished by its singular hump; the African Crested Porcupine, with its trademark head crest and spiky quills; the majestic Black Rhino; the elegant Addax; the stripe-legged Somali Wild Ass; the endearing Sand Cat; the sprightly Dama Gazelle; and the venomous Desert Horned Viper Exhibit Animal.

Each new animal’s behaviours are bound to amaze guests, although they might want to keep their distance from the Dromedary Camel, which may spit if approached! Visitors can marvel at the small yet playful Sand Cat as it uses enrichment items such as the Rubbing Pads and Cardboard Box in new ways and listen as the Somali Wild Ass bray to one another. Guests can also spot the African Crested Porcupine resting near its burrow – it may even raise its distinctive quills if feeling cautious.

In addition to eight intriguing species, aspiring zookeepers are invited to put their management skills to the ultimate test as part of a new Campaign Mode scenario. Prolific socialite Tiffany Summers arrives in the Arabian Desert and is determined to prove she can handle the heat. Players must work to transform the plot of land she received from her father into a magnificent animal oasis in preparation for the park’s grand opening.

Alongside the pack, a free base-game v1.14 update brings all players a range of extras, enhancements, and quality of life updates. Among the additions is a new Staff Flexi-colour tool, which allows everyone from keepers to security to sport vibrant new colourways at team or individual level. Meanwhile, players looking to view their parks and capture their creations in exciting new ways can do so using the Scenic Mode Camera and Cinematic Route Editor.

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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