25 th February 2011 – Hampshire, UK /… Wildlife Park 3, the new zoo simulation for PC from bitComposer Games and Koch Media, will be opening its gates to visitors on 8 th April 2011. As the manager of a wildlife park, players can build their own zoo and let their imagination run wild. Lions, tigers, elephants and a variety of other wild animals await the visitors, and thrilling missions will take the virtual wildlife park manager on adventures all over the world. Wildlife Park 3 is a mix of realistic animal simulation, business management and building strategy. This is the latest title in the popular series, which since its first release has received numerous prizes and awards, has been translated into 13 languages and has been sold in over 100 countries.
Campaign mode in Wildlife Park 3 leads players on missions around the world each with an exciting scenario where animals have to be returned to the wild and endangered species rescued. In Freeplay mode, the zoo directors design their own wildlife park using 30 different animated plant species, a selection of visitor facilities and a host of options. Players can choose from over 20 maps of parks worldwide and use the terraforming tool to design and shape the landscape. In so doing, players must also consider the needs of the different realistically animated wild animals; penguins and polar bears like a cool climate, whereas rhinos, giant pandas and gorillas prefer very different conditions. If the animals in your care feel well and happy, the visitors to the zoo may soon also be captivated by their offspring. Random quests provide game variety in Freeplay mode.
Lots of new features make Wildlife Park 3 the most comprehensive game in the series to date. The management component of the game has been expanded and the park facilities and enclosures can now be adapted to suit the requirements. Monorails, trains, hot air balloons and airships offer the visitors to the wildlife park a unique experience. The behaviour and movements of the animal species have been meticulously reproduced and a comprehensive lexicon provides background information on the different animals and plants. The new weather system in Wildlife Park 3 also affects visitors, flora and fauna alike: animals will seek shelter in the rain and bad weather, visitors can buy umbrellas in the zoo shop and dry conditions will wither the plants.
· The thrilling campaign will take players around the world on 20 missions
· Realistic representations of the 25 different land- and water-based animal species
· Improved and expanded management component
· Play “Freeplay mode” on 20 selectable maps with additional mini-quests
· The terraforming tool allows players to landscape their own park
· A detailed tutorial that explains the game functions in a fun and humorous way
· Players can unlock additional equipment and items for the wildlife park after completing successful missions
· Animal shop for trading animals in the game
· Individual animals and families of animals can be created randomly using coat colors, coat markings, tails, manes, tusks and horns
· True-to-life animated plant varieties with flowering and fruiting phases
· Comprehensive lexicon with lots of interesting information on the various animal and plant species
· Plenty of scope to customise the park using a variety of decorative items; a range of fences, enclosures, plants and visitor facilities can be upgraded
· Visitor attractions with hot air balloons, airships, monorails and a new track system that enables players to build upward (third dimension)
Wildlife Park 3 for PC will open its gates on 8 th April with a recommended entrance fee of around £29.99. For more details please visit: www.wildlifepark3.de and http://www.facebook.com/wildlifepark.
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About Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Nintendo, Mindscape, Dark Energy, Asylum, bitComposer, Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, Accountz, Tuneup Utilities, AVG Technologies, Mr Site, and many more. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About bitComposer Games
bitComposer Games, based in Eschborn, Germany, is an independent publisher of PC and computer games. The company focuses on the international marketing of software entertainment products for the classic PC, console and handheld platforms. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers worldwide to develop in-house projects, licensed titles and commissioned productions. For more information, please visit: www.bit-composer.com