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Jurassic Park: Survival goes back to the aftermath of the first movie for tense action

What happened after the initial Jurassic Park film, as the island fell to chaos? Find out, and survive it if you can, in Jurassic Park: Survival.

The Jurassic Park game everyone’s wanted

A huge surprise announcement last night, and a very welcome one, was Saber Interactive’s Jurassic Park: Survival. Yes, we said “Jurassic Park”, as in the 1993 original. There’s no “World” to be found here in this new game, created in partnership with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, which takes place before any of the sequels.

Players will be able to get their feet on the ground of the ill-fated theme park and “a fully realized Isla Nublar”, for a totally new story that’s set just one day after it all went south. Fresh from Grant, Sattler, and the rest of the surviving characters making their way to safety, Jurassic Park: Survival sets fans into the boots of Dr. Maya Joshi.

And as you’ll see, it’s not shaping up to be a really great day for the InGen scientist.

Welcome to Jurassic Park: Survival. Players will take on the role of Dr. Maya Joshi, an InGen scientist who was unable to evacuate Isla Nublar, in an original adventure made for fans of the Jurassic Park franchise and those who revel in narrative-driven games. They’ll be challenged to survive an intense mix of first-person stealth and action in thrilling encounters with dinosaurs, each with their own distinct and adaptive behaviors brought to life by John Hammond’s vision. Players will be able to dive into a lush world full of wonder, mystery, and danger as two species separated by 65 million years come face to face in an all-new adventure.

“As longtime fans of Jurassic Park, we’re truly honored to embark on this exciting journey,” said Tim Willits, COO of Saber Interactive. “Our goal is to capture the magic and wonder of the iconic film by bringing a blend of long-time development expertise and a genuine passion for the source material.”

“We’ve consistently heard from our fans that they’ve been waiting for a game to immerse them in Jurassic Park like never before and, well, we found a way,” said Jim Molinets, Senior Vice President, Production and Marketing, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “We’re excited to finally reveal that the iconic film is coming to life in an all-new video game in partnership with the amazing talent at Saber Interactive and can’t think of a better way to culminate the year-long celebration of Jurassic Park’s 30th anniversary than with this thrilling announcement.”

Saber Interactive press release

According to Saber Interactive, Jurassic Park: Survival will let players explore a good chunk of Isla Nublar. That’ll come complete with iconic locales, like the Visitor’s Center, and star “reactive wildlife, dinosaurs, and other surprising threats”.

As you might’ve gathered though, Dr Joshi is not a skilled survivalist or warrior. She’s just trying to make it out of the Park alive, and so she’ll have to “outsmart, escape, and interact” if she wants to get back to the mainland. that’s a gameplay scheme that sounds like it’ll include not just sneaking past dino’s, but also solving plenty of puzzles and managing scarce resources.

There’s no release date just yet for Jurassic Park: Survival, but you can expect to see the single-player action-adventure arrive for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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