Discover new creatures great and small with Planet Zoo: Southeast Asia Animal Pack
Published on: Thu, 18/03/2021 - 11:00am
Eight fan favourites launch alongside a free content update for existing players
Cambridge, UK – 18 March 2021 Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced even more animal magic is heading to Planet Zoo with the Southeast Asia Animal Pack. Launching on Steam on March 30 for a suggested retail price of £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99, this brand new, animal-focused expansion brings a menagerie of much-requested creatures to players everywhere.
Hailing from the breathtaking Southeast Asia region, the Clouded Leopard, Sun Bear, Proboscis Monkey, Binturong, Malayan Tapir, Ussuri Dhole, North Sulawesi Babirusa and Giant Malaysian Leaf Insect join the impressive list of existing habitat and exhibit animals. Offering the most new animals of any Planet Zoo pack to date, budding zookeepers can test their skills as they hand craft a stunning array of habitats to keep their newest arrivals healthy and happy.
The Clouded Leopard is one of the spectacular new inclusions, a medium-sized arboreal cat residing in forests and grassland. Secretive and solitary, players will have the opportunity to help protect and raise this vulnerable species.
Another fan favourite is the honey-loving Sun Bear. Naturally docile, it’s not classed as a predator, and can happily coexist with other species. Sun bears love swimming and foraging before lazing away in their hammocks. While requiring relatively low land space, players will need to dedicate plenty of off-ground room for their climbing craze.
Then there’s the imitable Proboscis Monkey. Planet Zoo’s first swimming primate, it splashes through water with bespoke paddling animations not shared by any other animal. Proboscis monkeys are highly sociable, and players must keep them in groups to ensure optimal welfare. They also have a strong need for a variety of enrichment items, favouring moveable toys and foraging feeders.
Guests will be enthralled as they try to spot a glimpse of the Giant Malaysian Leaf Insect, the only exhibit animal in this pack. This remarkable creature is a pro at evading predators, having evolved to resemble a leaf, even mimicking the appearance of bite marks. When this piece of sentient shrubbery moves, it rocks back and forth just like a real leaf being blown by the wind.
In addition, there’s also a brand new timed scenario based in Perak, Malaysia. Here players will take charge of a struggling zoo set in a tropical rainforest biome and attempt to reverse its fortunes by placing facilities, scenery, and flora with Planet Zoo’s signature piece-by-piece construction and landscaping tools.
Planet Zoo: Southeast Asia Animal Pack launches alongside a free update that brings a range of extras and improvements to the game. This includes multiple zoo entrances, video billboards, fresh scenario rewards, customisable water colour and volume, and the ability to save franchise zoos as sandboxes. There’s also a timed scenario called Bernie's First Steps in which players expand an early version of Goodwin House into a thriving country park.
For full details of the free content update check out planetzoogame.com/news/planet-zoo-1-5-update
The Southeast Asia Animal Pack comes to PC via Steam for a suggested retail price of £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.
Please note the Planet Zoo: Southeast Asia Animal Pack requires the Planet Zoo base game in order to download and play. Planet Zoo is available now on Steam with an RRP of £34.99 / $44.99 / €44.99, Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition RRP for £42.99 / $54.99 / €54.99 or the Planet Zoo Deluxe Upgrade Pack for £9.99 / $11.99 / €11.99.
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