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Gamescom 2017 Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

The third Kinect 2-supported game that Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis announced during the pre-Gamescom Xbox show was a new version of Zoo Tycoon called Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection that promises to be even bigger than the original and includes new animals including koalas and kangaroos.

Like the other 2 Kinect-2 supported games announced, Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection will get extra enhancements if played on the upcoming Xbox One X with 4k and HDR confirmed so far. (Remember to get that Kinect adapter for it though!) Unlike those previous Kinect 2-supported games however this isn’t a full Kinect game, it’s a “Better With Kinect” game as you can only use Kinect in certain sections of the game to interact with some animals.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection will cost £19.99 (UK) / €29.99 (EU) / $29.99 (US) when it’s released on October 31st for both the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs and is another Xbox Play Anywhere game if you buy the downloadable version so you get the PC version free, but I don’t know if the PC version supports Kinect 2.

For some reason there’s no trailer for this game yet either, but you can read more info about it in the following fact sheet and view a few screenshots in the gallery at the bottom:

 

“Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection”
Fact Sheet
August 2017

Title: “Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection”

Availability: October 31st 2017

Publisher: Microsoft® Studios

Developer: Asobo Studio

Format: Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs

Age Rating: ESRB: E, PEGI: 3, USK: No Age Restriction

Pricing: $29.99 / €29.99 / £19.99
Xbox Play Anywhere title (Xbox family of devices and Windows 10 PC versions included with single digital purchase at no additional cost)

Product Overview: Let your imagination run wild with “Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection,” Build, manage, and maintain your dream zoo alone or with up to four players on Xbox LIVE. This zoo simulation will charm animal lovers of all ages.

Features:

Get up close and personal with nearly 200 visually stunning animals

in 4K Ultra HD and HDR

Includes a selection of new animals from South America and Australia, including kangaroos and koala’s

Create the Zoo of your dreams

with the biggest, most detailed environments ever utilizing intuitive yet powerful controls designed for Zoo Tycoon fans of all ages.

It’s Your Zoo –

design and manage your ideal zoo from piece-by-piece road construction to the ability to adjust the enclosures and decorate them. The choice is yours!

Build and share your Zoo

with up to four people on Xbox Live.

Supports Xbox Play Anywhere,

so you can pick up where you left off on another Xbox One device or Windows 10 PC, bringing all your saves, game add-ons, and achievements with you.

 

About Asobo Studio

Asobo Studio is an independent game developer located in Bordeaux, France. Over the past 15 years, the video game enthusiasts at Asobo have developed 17 games for consoles and PC. Asobo’s portfolio includes successful adaptations of worldwide Disney franchises, R&D on next generation equipment based games (360 Kinect, PS3 Move, Wii, HoloLens…), as well as critically acclaimed original IP’s like the Guinness Record award-winning racing experience FUEL. Visit Asobo online at www.asobostudio.com.

 

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a pre-release product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft Corp. makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

 

 

Are you a fan of Zoo Tycoon? Are you planning on buying this new version? Let us know in the comments below or create a discussion in our Kinect 2 Games Forum.

 

Screenshots

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Source: The Official Xbox YouTube Channel