Jurassic Park stomping on 360, PS3 this fall

Just-delayed, blockbuster-inspired adventure game will appear on Microsoft and Sony's consoles in addition to PC and Mac.

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During recent press previews, Telltale Games has been cagey about saying exactly which platforms its upcoming adventure game Jurassic Park will be released on. Even though the game has been strictly shown off on the PC--and has also been announced for the Mac--demonstrators often used an Xbox 360 controller, with corresponding A, B, X, and Y button prompts appearing on the screen. Though that could just mean the PC version supports the 360 controller, the fact the game was coming to unspecified consoles raised the prospect an Xbox edition was in the works.

Gamers will be able to pet the nice dinosaurs on the PS3 and 360 this fall.

Now, Telltale has made it official. Not only will Jurassic Park come to the Xbox 360, but it will also arrive simultaneously on the PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. The announcement comes the day after Telltale announced a new publisher licensing agreement with Microsoft to develop games on the Xbox 360. It also arrives shortly after Telltale announced that Jurassic Park, originally scheduled for an April release, was delayed until this fall.

In addition, Telltale revealed the Xbox 360 edition of the game will arrive as a "retail release containing the full series on disc." On other platforms, the game will be released episodically like other offerings from the publisher, which is in the middle of a series based on Back to the Future and is working on a Walking Dead title.

Jurassic Park takes place during the events of the 1993 film of the same name, but it follows a set of characters different from those the big-screen edition focused on. It will focus on Gerry Harding, a chief veterinarian at the park (who had a small role in the film) and his young daughter as they try to make their way across a tropical island while avoiding destructive--and often hungry--dinosaurs running amok. Gameplay will be reminiscent of Heavy Rain, with players following onscreen button prompts to get characters to interact with their environments.

For more on Jurassic Park, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

44 comments
Mercadeo
Mercadeo

what are those graphics ?? the movie in 1993 looked way better that the game... 18 years ago!... Im sorry , but thats just not acceptable, either you make a classic game like Monkey Island Special Edition, or you do a proper 3d game graphic.. no betweens!!

suprsolider
suprsolider

@coylenintendo I will NEVER switch to 360. I HATE Microsoft and I HATE Xbox.

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

I definitely can't wait to try this game though.

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

@suprsolider lol then it sounds like it's time to switch to the Xbox 360

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

We DONT want a jurassic park game...We WANT B.C.!!!!

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

"retail release containing the full series on disc." Sweet! Count me in. Telltale games, my respect for you just shot through the roof. I can guarantee you at least one sell. Thanks!

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

The only way this game would create the same feel as the movies is the presentation. The audio would need to be mysterious and suspenseful, the visuals would have to seem life like. I don't think they can create a "true experience" like they hope with the last gen-graphics and shoddy shadowing. However, it's only $30 so I might check it out.

TheArcade
TheArcade

T-Rex yells in approval. (dinosaur roar) *stomp, stomp*

Otulissa
Otulissa

I'm confused about how we move though. Can we actually take control of a char and walk around at all?

KingSora1991
KingSora1991

This is better than i first thought. Cool!

finchused18
finchused18

Looks interesting. If the campaign has some length to it, I think I'll be very interested in checking Jurassic Park out. Operation Genesis was good, and this looks like it might be another great JP game. I've got a few ideas about which "new" dinosaur they are throwing into the mix but I won't throw any names out seeings as its just speculation.

Charocks
Charocks

@ suprsolider Quit crying. Microsoft actually helps develop the CoD maps, Fallout DLC, and more. Try telling Sony to stop being tightwads if anything.

suprsolider
suprsolider

This is complete crap, seriously, 360 gets the entire game first while the rest of us have to do the episode thing. NOT FAIR AT ALL. Seriously I am sick of 360 getting first dibs on every damn thing.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Sounds ok, I don't understand all the criticism :?

ShroomyGrl
ShroomyGrl

pc drivel making its way to consoles

Ramiro00
Ramiro00

OMG the graphics... Looks like a PS2

Vorheez
Vorheez

@turok0 HAHAHAHAHAH your dumb

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

If the game is ready why release it in episodes? It is really annoying how Telltale do this with all there games.

planetpisces
planetpisces

Interesting timing -- I was just getting a hankering to kick some T-Rex *ss.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

So, the 360 gets a retail release of the full game first, while the other platforms have to wait for new episodes to be released? That makes no sense.

Otulissa
Otulissa

Nice i'll be able to play with my 360, doesnt make sense it's the only one getting the full game though :/

deathwish026
deathwish026

omg 360 insta buy! ime a mega jurrasic park fan!

cabose38
cabose38

This is good. I still haven't played back to the future and probably won't until a sale.

CHasingTheSun
CHasingTheSun

I'm glad it's coming out on various consoles, though moving it towards the fall lineup was a very bad idea.

Shady84Porter
Shady84Porter

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daabulls23
daabulls23

This would be cool if it somehow worked like Amnesia. High intensity and atmosphere, low on weapons.

pokecharm
pokecharm

this sounds like a really interesting take on the very popular movie - I played the Sega game way back in the day, it can only be an improvement on that ;)

joga257
joga257

Concept is really cool... but I hope it's not like... the Resident Evil cinematics... press A.... Press B....

NotJackieChan
NotJackieChan

I still don't understand how this game plays. Is it third-person? What do you actually do, aside from running from dinosaurs?

JimmyJimJim
JimmyJimJim

Oh this is coming out for xbox360 and ps3? damn I was certain it was for last generation judging by the graphics.

lukec221
lukec221

Wait, all the games will be released at once for the 360, but they're released periodically for every other system? What kind of bullsh*t is that?

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Not much love for this game....Its not Call of Duty..

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

Wait Dinosaur news that's not on IGN cool

smithboy1177
smithboy1177

Want to preorder, but a disc collection will all episodes is tempting. I doubt I'll be able to wait.

F1Canuck
F1Canuck

'Heavy Rain" button press style ? Ugh. NOT a good direction guys. Open world with exploration ,real time, good choice. Good ole designers eh ? Oh well.

Bcadecx
Bcadecx

looks f*cking corny!

BowlofNoodles
BowlofNoodles

"It's a slow, horrible and fascinating death." Classic quote...

Fergood
Fergood

Wasn't expecting a Jurassic Park game :o. Anyway I'll look more into this game, it might be fun seeing and interacting with the Dinosaurs...and if there is a secret level where I get to be the T-Rex from the first movie and eat that guy on the Toilet it might be worth buying just for that ;D.

andrwindmddl77
andrwindmddl77

The dinos look cool, but the humans in the game look downright uninspired and ugly