Frontier Developments' continued development of Planet Zoo is resulting in the first DLC, the Arctic Pack, coming on December 17th. The Arctic Pack will add four new animals, hundreds of new decorations, more bug fixes, and two new scenarios set in Norway and…Mexico. Regardless of Frontier's questionable knowledge of geography, the pack will also launch at the same time as Update 1.1. The update will include animal aging sliders, which affect the effects of time, new information heat maps for crime and worker happiness, new animal behaviors, a news feed, and a "zoo management display," which spits out issues with your current zoo. Update 1.1 is free, with the Arctic Pack toting a $9.99 price tag. Both release next week, on December 17th.
The four new animals coming as part of the Arctic Pack are as follows:
- Polar Bear
- Dall Sheep
- Arctic Wolf
These new animals will find their home in your zoo underneath the seasonal aurora borealis, which Frontier will bring with Update 1.1 as well.
If you're surprised about the early onset of DLC, then you would do well to remember Frontier's past work with Planet Coaster. Though the DLC for Planet Coaster came roughly a year after its initial launch, premium packs have continued to churn out ever since, with eight packs out now, as well as three paid customization packs. Frontier has played future plans close to the chest for Planet Zoo, though there's certainly plenty of zoo animals available to them. We'll have to see what the next steps are for the animal management sim, but for now, you can pick up the Arctic Pack starting next week.
What animals would you like to see come to Planet Zoo in the future? Plan on making a Scandinavian-themed zoo when the update drops? Let us know in the comments below!