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Jurassic World Evolution 2 release date and launch time confirmed

Jeff Goldblum returns to remark on your theme park building skills.

Get ready for Jurassic World Evolution 2.
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Published: Monday, 8th November 2021 at 5:04 pm

The JWE 2 release date is very nearly here! Yes, later this week the Jurassic World Evolution 2 release date will arrive in our lives, thrusting us back into the time-guzzling work of wrangling dinosaurs.

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Although you'll still see plenty of theme-park building action in the JWE 2 game's Challenge Mode, the main Jurassic World Evolution 2 campaign will pick up where Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left off and task players with containing and protecting dinosaurs that have broken free on the US mainland.

So if you're ready to jump back into the dangerous world of dino management, keep on reading for all the key details on Jurassic World Evolution 2.

When is the Jurassic World Evolution 2 release date?

Jurassic World Evolution 2 now has a confirmed release date of 9th November 2021 in the UK and everywhere else in the world. You should have plenty of time to pick up the game before Christmas, then, so you can spend all your time off work playing it. That's our plan, anyway.

What time does Jurassic World Evolution 2 come out?

Here in the UK, the Jurassic World Evolution launch time will occur at 2pm GMT on 9th November - that's the unlock time for JWE 2, the precise hour when we'll be able to play the game on release time.

Around the globe, these are the Jurassic World Evolution 2 launch times to look out for:

  • UK: 14:00 BST
  • Central Europe: 15:00 CET
  • USA: 09:00 ET or 06:00 PT
  • Australia: 01:00 AET (10th November)

Can I pre-order Jurassic World Evolution 2?

Jurassic World Evolution 2 pre-orders have begun - the game's official website now has a pre-order page that links off to the Xbox, PlayStation and Steam storefronts. Those links have now gone live, so you can click any one of them to place your order today.

The Jurassic World Evolution 2 price is currently set at £49.99 in most places, but there is a good JWE 2 deal running over at CD Keys, where the game will currently cost you just £27.99. Now that's a tasty discount!

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Game Pass

Is Jurassic World Evolution 2 on Game Pass? Not yet, it isn't. Jurassic World Evolution 2 will not launch on Xbox Game Pass, but that doesn't mean it won't come to the service at a later date. The original Jurassic World Evolution game did come to Game Pass eventually, but not until quite a long time after its launch. Watch this space for future announcements, then.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 looks stunning.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 looks stunning. Frontier

Which consoles and platforms can play Jurassic World Evolution 2?

The trailer for Jurassic World Evolution 2 confirms that it is launching on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC, with the PC release being handled by Steam and the Epic Games Store. There's no word on a Nintendo Switch version just yet, then, but it's worth remembering that the original game came to Switch around a year and a half on from its original launch. Perhaps the same will happen here.

What is the Jurassic World Evolution 2 story?

An official blog post about Jurassic World Evolution 2 sums up the game's main story like so: "Set immediately after the Earth-shattering events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Campaign mode lets players immerse themselves in an original Jurassic World story as they lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs alongside an iconic cast of characters".

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended, rather memorably, with dinosaurs from Jurassic World being accidentally let loose on mainland America. Picking up where that film left off should present an interesting challenge for players in this game, and it will definitely mean that this game is quite different to its predecessor.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 will follow on from Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 will follow on from Fallen Kingdom. Frontier Developments

Who is in the Jurassic World Evolution 2 cast?

One person who's confirmed for the Jurassic World Evolution 2 voice cast is Jeff Goldblum, who lent his unmistakable vocal cords to the game's first trailer. He'll reprise the role of Dr Ian Malcolm once again, just like he did in the previous game and its DLC.

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Bryce Dallas Howard will also lend her voice to the game, reprising her role as Claire Dearing from the Jurassic World movies. And here's a fun fact for you: Bryce Dallas Howard also appeared in a recent PS5 exclusive puzzle game, called Maquette, which is well worth checking out if you haven't already.

The previous Jurassic World Evolution game also featured Laura Dern as Dr Ellie Sattler, Sam Neill as Dr Alan Grant and BD Wong as Henry Wu, so we'd hope to see them return as well. Fingers crossed on that front!

Can I see screenshots from Jurassic World Evolution 2?

The Jurassic World Evolution 2 website includes a fair few screenshots from the game, gathered together in an eye-catching gallery, and we've dotted a few of them throughout this article for your viewing pleasure. The graphics certainly seem to have gotten a bit of an uptick in quality since the first game, so we're confident that the final game will look great on a visual level - especially on the new consoles and high-end PCs!

It wouldn't be Jurassic World Evolution 2 without the iconic T-Rex.
It wouldn't be Jurassic World Evolution 2 without the iconic T-Rex. Frontier

What's new with Jurassic World Evolution 2 gameplay?

The aforementioned blog post teases that Jurassic World Evolution 2's gameplay will include "exciting new features, four engaging game modes, and an enhanced and expanded roster of dinosaurs". The developers are promising "more than 75 prehistoric species", an impressive number that will include "all-new flying and marine reptiles, brought to life with captivating realism."

The game will also have "diverse new environments, from dense forests to scorched deserts". And there's a new mode called Chaos Theory, which "offers a reimagined take on pivotal moments from the Jurassic World film franchise as players strive to make their own mark and change the course of events." There will also be a single-player campaign, a Sandbox mode, and a Challenge mode that will test your mastery of the game.

You can take a look at Jurassic World Evolution 2 gameplay with the Developer Diary video below, which showcases a number of new features - the way in which you feed herbivores has changed, for example, and there is now a dedicated Scientist role on your team. See for yourself here:

Is there a trailer for Jurassic World Evolution 2?

The first Jurassic World Evolution 2 trailer arrived during Summer Games Fest 2021, just before E3 2021 kicked off, and you can take a look below if you haven't watched it yet - or perhaps you just want to watch it again!

At Gamescom 2021 during Opening Night Live, another trailer for Jurassic World Evolution 2 was shown. You can check it out here:

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