Posted December 18, 2019 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Chill Off with the Planet Zoo Arctic Pack Launching Today


Planet Zoo had a bit of a messy launch last month with plenty of bugs and crashes, but the game is now ready for its first premium DLC pack with the Planet Zoo Arctic Pack launching today on Windows PC, just in time for Christmas.

The Planet Zoo Arctic Pack DLC adds four new themed habitat animals, two scenarios, hundreds of new foliage and scenery items which can also be used in non-arctic themed zoos, and Frontier has also released another much-needed update that fixes some more issues that the game had at launch.

Watch the official Planet Zoo Artic Pack Launch Trailer:

 

Are you ready for an ice-cold adventure in a wintery wonderland? Join Bernie Goodwin in two new chilling Scenarios as you tackle the challenges of the northern hemisphere. With over 200 new building, scenery, and foliage pieces there’s also lots to get creative with!

And of course, Planet Zoo: Arctic Pack features four brand new animals to take care of: the Reindeer, Arctic Wolf, Dall Sheep and Polar Bear all come with new challenges and specific needs – be sure to check the Zoopedia for tips on how to keep them happy and healthy.

Planet Zoo Arctic Pack DLC information:

Dall Sheep

  • Native to north-western North America, ranging from white to slate brown in colour and having curved, yellowish-brown horns
  • The sheep inhabit the subarctic mountain ranges of Alaska, the Yukon Territory, the Mackenzie Mountains in the western Northwest Territories, and central and northern British Columbia
  • Dall sheep are found in relatively dry country and try to stay in a special combination of open alpine ridges, meadows, and steep slopes with extremely rugged ground in the immediate vicinity, to allow escape from predators that cannot travel quickly through such terrain.

Polar Bear

  • The polar bear is a large species of bear that lives in the Arctic Circle and the Sub Arctic. Their coat is completely white, with dark eyes and a dark nose
  • Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world
  • Polar bears do not need to drink as they can produce water through digesting seal blubber
  • With the exception of a mother with her cubs, polar bears are solitary

Arctic Wolf

  • Arctic wolves, also known as white wolves, are a large canid species that live in Northern Canada and Greenland. They are large pack predators that feed mainly on muskoxen and arctic hares, although they may also eat foxes, birds and bear cubs as well as scavenge carrion.
  • Arctic wolves are larger and stockier than other species of wolves to enable them to withstand the harsh conditions in which they live
  • Arctic wolves can withstand temperatures as low as –53oC

Reindeer

  • The reindeer is a species of ungulate that lives throughout the Arctic and Sub Arctic
  • The appearance of reindeer changes depending on where they are from and the time of year, but generally they have a brown and white coat and face with a white underside and muzzle, often with darker coloration on the snout.
  • The North American reindeer (caribou) migrates up to 5000km, the furthest of any land mammal
  • The most mature and dominant reindeer stags have the largest antlers

Norway

  • Players will head over to the Scandinavian fjords of Norway to build up a remote animal sanctuary, bringing new Arctic animals to their zoo, tending to their needs, and ensuring their habitats are suitable

Mexico

  • Players will expand on an existing zoo that’s looking to bring a touch of frost to its guests, while learning how to keep native Arctic animals comfortable in a challenging hot climate

Planet Zoo launched exclusively on Windows PC in November 5, and we reviewed it here at Rocket Chainsaw giving it 3.5 stars and calling it a buggy mess with plenty of content, however Frontier has released several key patches since then which has greatly stabilised the game. Planet Zoo Arctic Pack launches on Windows PC today.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?