Upcoming Jurassic World: Evolution DLC Takes Players Back To Where It All Began

Upcoming Jurassic World: Evolution DLC Takes Players Back To Where It All Began
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Rejoice, Jurassic Park lovers! This December, take a journey back to where it all started and, unfortunately, all went terribly, terribly wrong. In the upcoming expansion for Jurassic World: Evolution, appropriately named Return to Jurassic Park, you’re in control of John Hammond’s original attraction.

It’s not all fun and games, though. It’s more like death and terror. Before you go getting all nostalgic, be aware that the DLC drops you in right after the events of the first film, so the whole place has already gone to heck in a handbasket. That’s right! Dennis Nedry has already shut off all the fences, Robert Muldoon met his fate at the teeth of a velociraptor, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Ray Arnold is nothing more than an arm at this point.

So it will be up to you to get things under control and, presumably, get Jurassic Park up and running again. Fans of Jurassic World: Evolution already know that Jeff Goldblum has returned as Dr. Ian Malcolm, but this time around he’ll be joined once again by co-stars Laura Dern and Sam Neill, who return to voice their characters of Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Alan Grant, respectively.

Even though the aesthetic, as viewed in the above trailer, is clearly focused on the original Jurassic Park, a few new dinosaurs and locations suggest that the DLC is actually pulling from the entire pre-Jurassic World trilogy. Compsognathus, otherwise known as compys, will become available with this DLC, even though they didn’t make their big-screen debut until 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The flying Pteranodon will also feature, as will their Aviary, a location featured in Jurassic Park III.

To be fair, the DLC is called Return to Jurassic Park, and despite when in the timeline it takes place, that title could very refer to anything and everything Jurassic Park-related. It’s certainly a fun idea to incorporate elements from all three films.

In addition to the new dinosaurs, existing dinosaurs that are featured in the DLC, like the T. rex and the Velociraptor, will get new skins that make them resemble their 1993 counterparts.

The DLC will be available for Steam, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on December 10 for $19.99. It will be released alongside update 1.12, which will bring a few gameplay adjustments, free of charge. The free update will apparently bring a change to the guest toilets. What more could you want?