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August 13, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Aquarium Odyssey Expansion for Let’s Build A Zoo Will Be Out Soon

August 13, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

Singaporean zoo game developer Springloaded has revealed the upcoming release of the latest DLC, Aquarium Odyssey, for the popular pixel-art management simulation, Let’s Build a Zoo. The expansion will be out on August 17th, 2023, on Steam, Epic, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

The image shows a colourful screenshot for the zoo game Let's Build A Zoo's new aquatic DLC.

Aquarium Odyssey DLC goes deep down into the ocean 

The core feature of Aquarium Odyssey centres around a new campaign that will transport new and experienced zoo managers to “Aquarium Island.” They will embark on an oceanic adventure, establishing an entirely new zoo that showcases marine life. This includes charming aquatic creatures, as well as a variety of ocean-dwelling species. Moreover, the DLC introduces fresh thematic shops and an extensive assortment of decorations to the zoo game, giving visitors an ocean-themed experience.

The screenshot shows an in-game world map.

Improve your zoo game: more of the same and better

Diving deep into the uncharted waters of Aquarium Island promises exciting tasks. The expansion will introduce a slew of novel quests, creatures, and features to the zoo game, all set against a pristine and unexplored island paradise. Players will make crucial decisions defining their zoo’s moral direction. The expansion leaves room for intriguing choices, such as designing spacious enclosures for massive marine mammals or catering to the tastes of visitors with a menu featuring items like “fish and chips.”

The screenshot shows a game play scene from a pixel-art zoo game.

A prosperous new roster of underwater wildlife

The heart of Aquarium Odyssey is its collection of over 50 new animals, boasting a staggering 10 million possible variations. Players will explore the captivating universe of marine life, encountering diverse species ranging from playful Dolphins and majestic Manta Rays to awe-inspiring Whales and delicate Starfish. Even lesser-known denizens of the deep, such as Lobsters and Eels, find their place within this aquatic menagerie.

A screenshot from the zoo game Let's Build A Zoo.

Zoo game gets new maritime deco and styles

The Aquarium Odyssey DLC will introduce seven new types of enclosures. These are crafted to ensure that every creature in the zoo thrives in an environment tailored to its specific needs. The expansion will cater to many aesthetic preferences, from dense underwater landscapes to vibrant coral reefs teeming with life. Furthermore, fans of the zoo game will elevate their zoos’ appearance with more than 110 themed shops, decorations, signs, and pathways. Notable examples include establishments like the “Squid Ink Pasta” eatery and the “Shark Bite” bar.

Watch the zoo game DLC’s official trailer

The official trailer for Let’s Build a Zoo: Aquarium Odysseys allows a sneak peek into the upcoming expansion.

As the DLC’s release date draws near, players can anticipate many exciting additions to the Let’s Build a Zoo experience, expanding on the already excellent gameplay of the base zoo game and giving even more freedom to create their own zoo.


Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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