Jurassic World Evolution, the dinosaur park management strategy game based on the beloved film franchise, is only a couple of months from release.
Evolution will be released on June 12 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, as outed by Instagram user failcube (spotted by PlayStation Lifestyle) in a photo taken from a recent preview event.
IGN was at the event and can confirm the release date is accurate.
Developer Frontier Developments previously worked on the RollerCoaster Tycoon series as well as Elite: Dangerous. Jeff Goldblum recently confirmed he would reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm for Evolution, and while it’s not known how much Dr. Malcolm will appear in the game, Goldblum said “”I’m going to be with you the whole game, as Dr. Ian Malcolm.”
Frontier announced Jurassic World Evolution at Gamescom 2017, sparking memories of PS2 park sim Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. The game’s debut trailer pointed to the possible gameplay scenarios, including building a park, breeding some dinos, and probably dealing with some problems when said dinos get out of their pens.
“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.”
IGN took an up-close, exclusive look late last year at some of the dinosaurs you’ll be encountering in the game, which you can see in the video below.
Only a couple of weeks later, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will hit theaters on June 22, though Universal Pictures has already set a release date for Jurassic World 3. And Evolution isn’t the only Jurassic Park game on the way, as Universal recently announced the Pokemon Go-style Jurassic World Alive.
Keep your eye out for our impressions of Jurassic World Evolution in the coming weeks.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.