Microsoft Announce Zoo Tycoon Expansions

Microsoft Game Studios has today confirmed the development of two new expansion packs for Zoo Tycoon 2 (Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure and Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania), together with a downloadable pack, Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack.

Adding an extra 20 African animals such as the Meerkat, Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure will also include a Jeep Liberty vehicle to explore the ever expanding zoo territories such as the new Desert theme pack. Both the Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania expansion pack and Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack are also set to expand the experience further with, amongst other things, more scenarios and themes.

With more than 5 million franchise units sold since the launch of ‘Zoo Tycoon’ in 2001, we are looking forward to shaking up the animal simulation space with these exciting new additions,” said Neil Thompson, Director of UK Home & Entertainment Division. “These expansion packs provide a fun and enlightening opportunity for families to game together, while also providing fresh and innovative content for current ‘Zoo Tycoon 2’ enthusiasts.

Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure is set for a release in June 2006, with both Marine Mania and the Dino Danger Pack both expected later on in the year.