With the arrival of Jurassic World Evolution 2 today (9th November, 2021), you might be wondering how to get Attenborosaurus, so the details are below with everything you need to know. For anyone that doesn’t know what it is, it’s pretty much the Loch Ness Monster in dinosaur form with its whale shark body, large turtle flappers, long neck and sharp teeth.
It was named after the wildlife legend, David Attenborough, but it was first discovered back in 1880 in Dorset, England and the remaining plaster cast can be found in the Natural History Museum in London. It’s a marine predator that’s a part of the pliosaurid family, which marauded the oceans of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, so it managed to stick around for a long time.Advertisement They’re a part of the two big additions to Jurassic World Evolution 2, with the first being aquatic animals like the Attenborosaurus, and the second being avian animals like the Geosternbergia. Another big aquatic dinosaur that features in the game is the mosasaur, which featured heavily in in Jurassic World, and you’ll also get to add both the pteranodon and the dimorphodon to your aviary enclosures.
There are a number of modes in the game, but the main campaign picks up with the aftermath of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. That kind of makes it an alternative what-if scenario to the action that will be coming in 2022 with the release of Jurassic World Dominion in the summer.
How to get / unlock the AttenborosaurusAdvertisement The reality is that the Attenborosaurus is not a part of any modes for the standard edition of Jurassic World Evolution 2. Instead, it’s a part of a suite of dinosaurs that have been bundled up with the Deluxe version of the game, which is around £10 ($10) extra and also throws in some unique skins for your ranger signs and vehicles.
If you want to be able to add the dinosaur to your park then you’ll need to opt for the Deluxe version of the game. It should be pretty easy to spot in all of the respective stores with Sony featuring it fairly prominently on the PlayStation store in the run-up to the release.Advertisement However, the details for the differences between the two versions isn’t very well presented, so it’s easy to miss the fact that the Deluxe version also gives you a bunch of extra big and scary lizards. If you check the details at the bottom of the page, you should be able to see more information, but it doesn’t look like it’s so easy to pickup a physical release of the Deluxe version, so you might have to opt for the digital option to secure yourself the Attenborosaurus and the rest of the exclusive dinos.
The rest of the crop includes the Triceratops meets rhino that is the Pachyrhinosaurus, the spiny veggie that is the Huangosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-Rex’s smaller cousin the Megalosaur and the crowned king of the skies, the Geosternbergia.
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What if you already bought the standard version of Jurassic World Evolution 2
We’re not 100% at the moment, but we’re expecting there to be some way to add the Attenborosaurus to your game even if you’ve bought the standard versions. This will more than likely entail buying some sort of the dinosaur pack add-on, which will probably include all of the bonus dinos from the Deluxe version.
We’ll know a little more once the game has been released, but you should be able to go to the online store for your console or PC and search for the Jurassic World Evolution 2 add-ons to find them. For example, the first game featured add-ons for a herbivore dinosaur pack, a Cretaceous dinosaur pack, carnivore dinosaur pack and the Deluxe dinosaur pack.
If you’re wondering about the price, a good example is that in the UK the Deluxe dinosaur pack for the first Jurassic World Evolution game was £8.99. This is pretty much the equivalent price difference between the two versions of the game, so it looks like there will be options for both.
However, looking at the PlayStation store at the moment, there are no add-on packs available for JWE2, so it’s possible that these will come at a later date. This might change once we get to the release window for the new game, so we’ll keep you informed of any changes.