Planet Zoo welcomes its first paid DLC pack next week on December 17, for $9.99. The Arctic Pack adds four new winter-themed animals and two new scenarios.
The four new animals are the Arctic Wolf, Dall Sheep, Polar Bear, and Reindeer. Each animal has specific needs and preferences for terrain, temperature, social groups, and habitat size.
The two new scenarios utilize the winter theme in two new biomes – snowy tundra and arid desert. In Norway, zoo managers will build a remote animal sanctuary for arctic animals. In Mexico players will be challenged keeping native arctic animals comfortable and happy in a warmer climate.
The Arctic Pack also adds over 200 new foliage, building, and other scenery items.
The DLC will launch alongside a free update to Planet Zoo. The update adds a number of new features and tools, such as an aging slider, heat maps for crime, and new nature assets and enrichment items.
If you like numbers, Frontier Developments released some fun stats based on the first month of play time:
- 62 million animals born
- 23 million staff hired
- 5 million enrichment items placed
- 7 million animals released into the wild
Planet Zoo is available on PC (Steam). It’s rated E10+ with Crude Humor, Mild Blood, and Mild Violence.