More than a year after Pokémon Go became a phenomenon, we are finally starting to see other important properties jump on the augmented reality train. There are AR games based on The Walking Dead, Harry Potter and Ghostbusters in process, and now there is one that has something bigger than stars. At the end of this spring, we will see the debut of Jurassic World Alive, which will allow players to interact and collect dinosaurs in the world around them, as well as Pokémon Go.
"Players discover dinosaurs by placing them on a map and deploying an unmanned plane in the game to collect DNA samples," explains developer Ludia. You can also take a picture with your favorite dinosaurs, level up the beasts you capture and, unlike Pokémon Go, you can fight them with other players. The game map screen, as shown in the debut trailer, even looks a lot like Niantic's Pokémon AR game. Ludia previously developed a pair of park-style Jurassic Park games for mobile devices.
Alive is expected to hit Android and iOS in the spring, putting his release very close to the new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which premieres on June 22. It is also not the only Jurassic Park game in the works: last year, the developer of Planet Coaster, Frontier, announced Jurassic World Evolution, a theme park simulator that will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC in the summer.
If you are curious about Jurassic World Alive, you can pre-register for the game on its official site.