Rip-roaring new Jurassic Park action trailer launched

November 15th date set for episodic dinosaur debut

T-Rex's eating people? Check. Veliciraptors pack hunting? Yep. Stampeding Triceratops? You bet! The new trailer from Telltale has everything dino fans could hope for, including a release date for Jurassic Park: The Game.

In a departure from Telltale's previous traditional adventure games, Jurassic Park promises to be more of an interactive cinematic experience. Gameplay is split up between multiple playable characters, with “exploration” and “action” modes requiring key input from players to help shape the story in crucial ways. Some of those decisions will be life or death, and the latest trailer gives a good idea why. The dinosaurs on Isla Nubar are loose and on the prowl, and don't take too kindly to sharing their territory with meddling humans.

Along with offering a few action-packed scenes from the upcoming series, the trailer also reveals November 15th as the first episode's launch date. The game is currently in production for PC, Mac, and as-yet undisclosed consoles.

For more details about Jurassic Park, be sure to check out our preview of the game.



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Game Info

Jurassic Park: The Game

Platform:
iPad, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Released:
November 15, 2011 by Telltale Games

Genre:
Science Fiction

Developer:
Telltale Games



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Comments

DrFrankenstein DrFrankenstein
Aug 31, 2011

This looks so not like TellTale! Strange that they seem to be moving from traditional adventure titles to movie-based games.

D.C. D.C.
Sep 1, 2011

I think I read somewhere (possibly mixnmojo) that all the episodes are supposively released on the same day? Any truth to that?

louiedog
Sep 1, 2011

They’re releasing all episodes at once on disc for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. I’m still unsure of how it’s working on PC/Mac but it seems odd that they’d have monthly releases with the entire thing being done and available on other platforms. The episodes were supposed to start back in April.

Just a few days before the episodes were supposed to begin, Telltale had a giveaway for pre-orders on twitter. Then, they announced that the game would be delayed until the fall and refunded all pre-orders and gave credit to get any game for free in their store. I seriously doubt that they would have had the giveaway a few days prior had they known that was going to happen.

Then, I believe the very next day after the delay announcement, they issued another press release stating that they had a new partnership with Microsoft to bring games to the Xbox 360 beginning with Jurassic Park. My theory is that right before release they finally made this deal with Microsoft and part of it was that it would be available on their system at the same time as others.

The episodic format has not worked out well with Telltale on the 360. The first two Sam & Max games were released as one downloadable package. Wallace & Gromit had their first episode release and then months later the remaining three were dumped on Xbox Live Arcade all at once. Microsoft’s certification is notoriously slow and inconsistent and I believe that it prevents Telltale from releasing games monthly. If I’m right it allowed Telltale to better bring their games to the popular platform and helped Microsoft by not having to worry about PS3 and computer users who’d already committed to buying on other systems.

Harald B Harald B
Sep 1, 2011

D.C.: I thought that was a rumor, but apparently not. Here’s a post by Alan Johnson confirming it.

Jackal Jackal
Sep 1, 2011

That post by AJ is new to me, as I’d never seen a one-time release confirmed for PC (though it would seem odd not to do it the same). Then again, nor have I actually seen the Xbox 360 officially confirmed. Even the trailer still doesn’t specify which consoles are included.

Interplay Interplay
Sep 1, 2011

I hope this is true re: the game being released in disc form for PS3.  That way I could get it from Gamefly and play it when it comes out instead of waiting for the inevitable super sale on Steam or the Telltale website 6 months later.  I wonder if the QTE-style action will be better suited to the consoles than the PC.

D.C. D.C.
Sep 2, 2011

I personally loved Heavy Rain’s QTE gameplay, so if this lives up to that I won’t be disappointed—I’ll decide then whether to get it on PC or consoles. Hopefully the extra development time will give this game a little more polish than some of the more recent Telltale games.

As good as the episodic model has been for Sam & Max and the like, I can’t help but to wonder what a AAA core game from Telltale would be like. (Although I know it’s basically against their entire business model, so not likely to happen any time soon.)

adventor
Sep 2, 2011

I love Jurassic Park. Not so sure about the QTE so I guess I’ll just wait and see. Hopefully it’s good.

varkatope varkatope
Sep 3, 2011

I just saw this at PAX last week and was disappointed to find out about its quick-time event gameplay (it was the first time I’d seen it in action). I really don’t understand the appeal of QTEs in any game. In action games they just seem like annoying filler. In adventure games they seem to come out of nowhere and smack you in the face for no good reason. Judicious use can be tolerable, but I find overuse really unappealing.

Seriously, does anyone truly like QTE gameplay, besides D.C. above, I guess?

Interplay Interplay
Sep 3, 2011

I really enjoyed the QTEs of Heavy Rain and Red Johnson’s Chronicles.  As all things, I am sure other people’s personal preferences may differ.  I am looking forward to seeing how they’re used in JP.

adventor
Sep 6, 2011

I wasn’t a very big fan of the QTE in Indigo Prophecy or Resident Evil 5. To be completely honest it makes me think of blu-ray movie where you have to press a certain button on your remote to move the story forward.. or see the protagonist die.

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