updated 05:00 pm EST, Tue November 1, 2005
Zoo Tycoon 2 due in Nov.
by Aspyr Media, "Zoo Tycoon 2" is described as "a wildly fun game in which you build and operate your very own zoo. The 3D first-person game offers "views that get you up close to the highly detailed giraffes, tigers, crocodiles, elephants, and more than 25 other types of animals in your zoo. And, you'll be crafting even more creative zoos with a dazzling array of new building tools and objects, photo mode options, easy terrain altering options, rivers, a new zoom mode and 3D graphics that let you keep an even closer eye on the action." It will be available later this month for $40.
Players are completely immersed into the zoo experience with new features including the Zoo Guest mode, where players can walk around and enjoy the game from a first-person point of view; and Zookeeper, which allows players to interact with their animals like never before. A brand new camera mode lets players take pictures of their favorite animals and share them online with friends. "Zoo Tycoon 2" also features a Zoopedia, filled with entertaining facts about the animals.
"'Zoo Tycoon 2' gets you up close and lets you go wild building the zoo of your dreams," said Al Schilling, General Manager of MacSoft. "The new construction tools take building a healthy zoo to a whole new creative level, and the Photo Safari allows you to capture and save each moment. It's sure to tame seasoned veterans of the original award-winning 'Zoo Tycoon' or new players, regardless of their skill-level."