Gamers are encouraged to catch as numerous 100 dinosaurs (upon initial release) and collect DNA to help make them the biggest beast that they can.
Quite likePokemon Go, this game will require enabling the Global Positioning System of one's phone to enable one to roam about in one's locality or wherever one is travel so that one can interacting with dinosaurs. It's all location-based to allow you to find and discover dinosaurs in the "real world" by exploring the world. The other unique premise seems plucked straight from the recent Jurassic World movies, where players can use their hard-earned DNA to play God and create their own hybrid dinosaurs.
In our opinion, this is a welcome change of pace, since this might be the first decent tribute to Pokemon GO to appear, and after such a long time since the original Augmented Reality game showed up. Additionally, players can take their collection of dinosaurs to fight against other players, or even take life-sized dinosaur selfies with them.
Jurassic World Alive is being pitched as a map-based collect-'em-up à la Pokémon Go, though one key difference is that players don't necessarily need to leave the house to capture dinosaurs (an in-game drone can be dispatched to collect DNA for Muldoon-types hesitant to just stroll down the road).
At launch Universal is aiming to have approximately 100 dinosaurs to find but they're planning regular updates to tie-in with upcoming film releases as well as special hybrids to unlock. These sound like Jurassic World Alive's equivalent to legendaries. The developer's previous works include 2012's Jurassic Park Builder and 2015's Jurrasic World: The Game.
Alive isn't the only big JP game to come out this year; Frontier Developments is bringing park simulator game Jurassic World Evolutions to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in the summer. With its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters this June, the franchise thought it'd spice up the release.
If we've made you curious (hopefully we have!), you can register over at JurassicWorldAlive.com and be alerted when the game gets released or stay tuned and we will inform you as soon as possible!