Jurassic World Alive mashes up dinosaurs with Pokémon GO

Posted on March 8, 2018

Universal and developer Ludia have revealed a new Jurassic Park game, where you catch dinosaurs in the style of Pokémon GO; Jurassic World Alive.

There’s absolutely no denying the cultural and commercial success of Pokémon GO, so it was only a matter of time really before we started seeing other franchises wanting a piece of that pie. Releasing on iOS and Android, the augmented reality mobile game will allow players to pose and take pictures and videos with dinosaurs they’ve collected during gameplay. You’ll discover them on the map and deploy an in-game drone to collect DNA samples.

Check out the trailer:

“Jurassic World fans have long dreamed of seeing these majestic and sometimes frightening creatures in real life. With the location and AR technology available today, we can finally make that dream a reality,” said Chris Heatherly, executive vice president of games and digital platforms at Universal Brand Development, in a statement. “We are thrilled to once again work with Ludia and think this will be the biggest and most exciting game in the franchise yet.

As you can see from these screenshots, the similarities to Pokémon GO are fairly apparent, but with a more realistic touch that could indeed make it unique enough by comparison.

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With other games in the Jurassic Park stable including the park simulator Jurassic World Evolution, it looks like they really are trying to capitalize on the next film in the mega franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in as many ways as possible. You can pre-register for Jurassic World Alive right here to be one of the first to check it out, and get an in-game reward at launch.

Are you keen to give this one a go when it launches, or is this just another attempt at cashing in on a recent gaming fad?