You give gamers anything that has dinosaurs in it and you’re guaranteed to get an audience of some sort, even if it starts out as a small one. But if you give gamers and the mainstream audience in general a game with dinosaurs that just so happens to be based on the Jurassic Park franchise I think you may have an epic hit on your hands. After sharing some details with us last month, developer Telltale Games has finally released the first in-game trailer for their upcoming game based on the hit movie Jurassic Park.
Telltale was nice enough to give us some screens of the JP game a while back, but we now have footage of some of our favorite dinosaurs like the T-Rex running around causing mayhem for everyone. Surprisingly, the trailer and the overall look of the game is rather moody, at least compared to the general tone of Steven Spielberg’s first Jurassic Park film and the subsequent films in the series. Perhaps the darker tone the game has is just due to how it’s edited, but even the visuals seem a bit dark as well since the majority of the game appears to be set at during the night.
The trailer doesn’t show much in the way of direct gameplay, which based on reports is entirely QTE based, but the action shown both involving the humans and the dinosaurs looks good – even if it looks a bit stiff animation wise. It’s still too early to tell if the JP game will be entertaining to play since we haven’t seen a single second of gameplay footage, but the game looks good in its current state so if Telltale Games gives us a game that has a few issues (like so-so scenarios) I think Jurassic Park: The Game will still be welcomed by gamers based on the sole fact that we have a new dinosaur game.
Jurassic Park: The Game will be available in April with a season pass (it’ll contain five episodes) priced at $29 for now through a $5 pre-order program, but once pre-orders are up the game will retail for $34. Release platforms haven’t been revealed but the game is likely to follow in the steps of Back to the Future: The Game and appear on the PlayStation Network, PC and Mac.
Are any of my fellow Jurassic Park fans pleased with this debut trailer or is this vision of Jurassic Park not what you were expecting?