Frontier Developments has announced something pretty awesome for Jurassic World Evolution – the legendary Jeff Goldblum is reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the game.
While the extent of his presence in the game wasn’t confirmed, the above video has Goldblum confirming he’ll be “with you the whole game,” leading me to think he’ll be the game’s narrator.
Here’s a rundown on the game, via Frontier Developments:
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.’
Jurassic World Evolution is launching across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime this summer.