Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals Expansion Pack
Microsoft announced a new expansion pack today, Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals, and according to the press release, it is the largest expansion for the game to date. Scheduled for a fall release, Extinct Animals will introduce 30 new critters, and some more dinosaurs. We can expect the Dodo, Mastodon, and Saber-toothed Tiger to make an appearance, and the zoologist that resides inside us will have the chance to dig for fossils, bring the extinct animals back to life in a lab (I see a cloning backlash coming), and shoot dinosaurs with a tranq-gun. Sounds like an interesting addition to a fun little sim-game, but what I want next in an expansion for Zoo Tycoon 2 is mythical beats. That would be pretty cool.
Full press release after the jump.
REDMOND, Wash.Ã¢$”May 24, 2007Ã¢$”Players can get up close and personal with Earth’s most fascinating former inhabitants as Microsoft Game Studios and Blue Fang Games LLC today announced that Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals, the biggest expansion pack to date for the award-winning Zoo Tycoon 2 franchise, will be available on Windows®-based PCs this Fall.
Introducing 30 new animals and more than a dozen dinosaurs, ranging from the adorable dodo bird and massive American mastodon to the saber-toothed cat and T. rex, Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals provides new ways for players to experience the award-winning gameplay of Zoo Tycoon 2. Aspiring zoologists will be challenged to dig for fossils, bring animals that once roamed the earth thousands of years ago to life in the Extinct Research Lab, and wrangle rampaging dinosaurs with a tranquilizer gun.
The Zoo Tycoon 2 franchise continues to provide the ultimate zoo experience. Since its launch in November 2004, Zoo Tycoon 2 has continued the award-winning legacy, receiving recognition from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, “Children’s Technology Review,” “Scholastic Parent & Child” and the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Other Zoo Tycoon 2 expansion packs include Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species, Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure, and Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania®.
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals is a Games for Windows title and delivers the same standard of excellence as Zoo Tycoon 2 and other great Games for Windows titles, such as easy installation, high quality standards, and support for Game Explorer and Parental Controls in Windows Vista®.