"Jurassic World Alive" Video Game Is Basically "Pokemon Go" With Dinosaurs

"Jurassic World Alive" Video Game Is Basically "Pokemon Go" With Dinosaurs

Universal has announced Jurassic World Alive, a new augmented reality (AR) mobile game. The app will use location-based technology to let users find and collect dinosaurs. Well, it appears that you'll be able to do battle with other players in some form or fashion. However, one major difference between Jurassic World Alive and Pokemon Go is that players will not need to actually go outside and walk around to capture the dinosaurs.

The game, from developer Ludia, uses the premise that all those genetically-created dinosaurs from the movies managed to leave their island home of Isla Nublar and are now roaming the entire world. Also, unlike Pokémon GO, Alive will launch with PVP battles, which is something that Niantic has been accused of missing out from their game.

Gamers can find dinos by finding them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA. That said, though, there's also the possibility of the title's gameplay not living up to expectations, as it could very well be a quick cash grab tie-in to be used as a promotional venture to make people more aware of the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is set to debut in June of this year. Both Jurassic Park Builder and Jurassic World: The Game fared well with fans old and new, and interestingly, Montreal-based gaming company Ludia developed the two previous games and will be the ones to helm Alive.

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Universal is producing the game, called "Jurassic World Alive", in partnership with mobile-game developer Ludia, the third title the two have worked on together.

The game will have over 100 dinosaurs at launch but it will be regularly updated with more creatures. The film is the fifth of the Jurassic Park series and a sequel to Jurassic World that was released in 2015.

Anyone that's played around with the AR Stickers on Google's Pixel phones know just how exciting it can be to drop giant things into the world, so the novelty of scale alone should make Jurassic World Alive worth a quick weekend download when it releases this Spring. Players can even opt to pre-register now at the official site.

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