Work Hand-in-Hand with Nature with Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack
Published on: Wed, 08/06/2022 - 11:00am
Includes five sought-after endangered species, a range of sustainable scenery pieces, and a new conservation-themed timed scenario
Cambridge, UK – 8 June 2022 Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today a brand new expansion for the ultimate zoo simulation, Planet Zoo. Players can explore the crucial role zoos play in protecting animals and ecosystems with Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack, arriving on Steam on 21 June 2022 for a suggested retail price of £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.
Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack invites players to discover five unique endangered animals from across the globe, and explore how their zoos can help them thrive. Przewalski’s Horse, the last truly wild horse, with its stocky build, once again roams the dry grasslands of Mongolia thanks to reintroduction efforts. The critically endangered Amur Leopard, with its stunning cream-spotted coat, is the subject of innovative global breeding programmes. The vocal Siamang is most at home issuing its melodic call from high branches in increasingly fragmented Indonesian forests. The Scimitar-Horned Oryx, whose long horns are especially desired by hunters, is one of the most endangered species in the pack and is considered extinct in the wild. Finally, the Axolotl exhibit animal, a unique amphibian native to Mexico, whose aquatic habitat is under threat.
Along with the chance to care for and learn about these captivating new creatures, zookeepers can fully embrace the concept of a modern, self-sufficient zoo thanks to over 150 stunning new sustainability-inspired scenery pieces. From a vibrant backdrop of pollinator-friendly meadow flowers and versatile trees such as the Korean Pine, to sustainable maintenance props and environmentally friendly buildings, the pack contains everything avid builders need to create the authentic look of a bustling conservation-focused zoo.
Planet Zoo: Conservation Pack also includes a brand new timed scenario set against a breathtaking Mongolian-inspired backdrop. Budding conservationists must put their skills to the test as they work to protect endangered species against the clock. Time is of the essence, as Zookeepers are tasked with the rescue, rehabilitation and release of these animals, while also ensuring improved surroundings, guest education, renewable energy sources, and plant diversity remain paramount.
Of the upcoming Conservation Pack, Executive Producer Steve Wilkins said, “The team are honoured to be able to bring Planet Zoo players closer to some of the world’s most endangered animals, and to highlight the important role of zoos in animal protection and education. We hope that the educational value of the game can contribute to the wider message around conservation and habitat preservation.”
Alongside the pack, players will also enjoy a free base-game update, which brings with it a range of extras and improvements, including animal chorus behaviour for select species, interactive education stations, and a new climbing enrichment, from which zoo guests can observe the Siamang’s fascinating brachiation behaviour, and more.
Please note the Planet Zoo: Conservation 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. Additionally, for those looking to discover the delights of Planet Zoo for the very first time, Planet Zoo: Ultimate Edition is the definitive version of the game, offering every piece of DLC ever made.
Visit the Planet Zoo website at PlanetZooGame.com
About Planet Zoo
Simulation Runs Wild in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Jurassic World Evolution (2018), Planet Coaster (2016) and Zoo Tycoon (2013) comes the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them. Craft unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices, and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world’s wildest zoos. Build and run a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.
Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.
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