Jurassic World Alive is Pokémon Go with a T. rex


Jurassic World Alive
ARKit, uh, finds a way.
Photo: Universal/Ludia

People got bored of Pokémon Go pretty quickly, but 20-foot-tall flesh-eating dinosaurs prove way harder to ignore. That’s the gist of Jurassic World Alive, a new augmented reality game that’s coming to iOS this spring to coincide with the release of the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie.

Taking inspiration from the aforementioned Pokémon game, it lets you capture dinos by walking around, train them up, and then battle them against others. Check out the pretty awesome-looking trailer below.

Despite its recent decline in popularity, Pokémon Go raked in almost $1 billion in 2016. Plus, it was only available for half the year. People downloaded the hit game more than 500 million times in a few short months after its debut. It earned $600 million faster than any other mobile game in history.

Of course, Pokémon Go also had the benefit of novelty — and of Pokémon being a hotter brand than Jurassic Park. But if Jurassic World Alive can replicate even a small amount of Pokémon Go‘s success, it will be a notable achievement. Hey, if it follows Pokémon Go‘s model of gradually introducing new creatures to prolong the game’s lifespan, it could greatly extend its playability.

(Even if we totally think these games will be way more effective when Apple finally gets round to releasing AR glasses.)

If you’re interested in Jurassic World Alive, you can preregister for the game on its official site.


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