If the notion of a new Jurassic Park simulation game from the makers of Planet Coaster weren’t enough to win you over, developer Frontier Developments has now upped the ante. The studio has announced that actor Jeff Goldblum will reprise his film role and be featured in the new game, Jurassic World Evolution.
Yes, Chef Goldblum himself will again star as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Evolution. His exact role remains unclear; in the announcement video below, Goldblum says he’ll “be with you the whole game,” and an accompanying press release suggests he’ll serve as some kind of advisor. “Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm guides players through the moral choices and tactical decisions that will test their building and management skills as they attempt to successfully run their own Jurassic World,” Frontier explains.
Evolution allows players to run their own Jurassic Park, taking control of Isla Nublar and the nearby islands. You’re able to create new breeds of dinosaur and attractions to show them off, along with the necessary facilities to house them and do research. Frontier has also promised an “an all-new story that touches on key characters and events from across the Jurassic World film franchise.” It’s slated for release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime this summer.
Jurassic Park has received a new lease on life thanks to the tremendous success of 2015’s Jurassic World. A sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is due out on June 22 and will also feature the return of Goldblum to his role as Malcolm.