Jurassic Park: The Game- Five New Areas Revealed
Telltale looks to give players a deeper look at the scenic Isla Nublar.
Next week marks the release of Jurassic Park: The Game, the latest adventure from Telltale, the same company behind the Back to the Future games.
This intriguing title launches on Xbox 360 (retail), PlayStation Network, PC and Mac, with an iPad release soon after.
That said, the company hopes to provide a more in-depth tour of the dinosaur ridden Isla Nublar, and with Universal's blessing, created five new areas to explore, which we conveniently listed below.
Jurassic Park Marine Facility
The Marine Facility is an aquarium complex added to the Phase II construction plan of Jurassic Park when the park's geneticists unexpectedly hatched a creature of the ancient deep. Recently secured security camera access shows a functioning underwater habitat including its largest inhabitant, a carnivorous Mosasaur. Guests of Jurassic Park will enjoy a thrilling spectacle starring a titan of the seas, all from the safety of an underwater observation rotunda.
Bone Shaker Roller Coaster
In addition to being a pioneer in genetic manipulation John Hammond was also a fan of family entertainment and thrills. As a result, he commissioned a series of amusement park rides to compliment the living attractions of his Dinosaur Park. The Bone Shaker Roller Coaster was one in a series of thrill rides in a section of the island dedicated more 'traditional' amusement. This hacked security camera feed shows the partially-completed Bone Shaker roller coaster. Originally designed to thrill, it will instead serve as an escape route for survivors fleeing prehistoric predators.
Geothermal Power Plant
Isla Nublar is a volcanic island and its endless source of geothermal energy was wisely tapped into by InGen's engineers to generate all of the park's power needs. Integrating the Geothermal Power plant with the rest of the park's systems necessitated a complex startup sequence to restore power to the park and the electricity to the dinosaur enclosure fences. This area of the park's infrastructure will play a key role in the survival of all who are trapped on the island. A quick look at this security camera footage gives a glimpse of the size and scope of the facility.
Dr. Sorkin's Field Lab
Dr. Laura Sorkin's was an integral part of the initial process of dinosaur cloning, but her attitude set her against InGen. Hammond kept her on the payroll but moved her out to a remote research station to conduct observational behavior experiments with the creatures of the park. In this field station, Dr. Sorkin was able to conduct experiments of her own; experiments with deadly potential. A recently hacked security camera feed gives a brief glimpse of what lurks in the nearby quarantine pens.
Not everyone can afford to visit Jurassic Park by helicopter. Most of the influx of tourism is expected to arrive at Jurassic Park by charter and cruise ship. For this purpose, the North Docks (official Park promo reel here) have been constructed to accommodate both private yachts in a soon to be complete marina, and cruise ships. Patrons arrive and are ushered into express tour vehicles, which will whisk them away to the Visitor Center.