Megaquarium, the aquarium economic management sim, is coming to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on October 18th. The game is an old-school tycoon-style game that challenges you to build and staff a successful aquarium from the ground up. This can be more complicated than it initially seems; when Dave reviewed the PC version last year (GN score 8.0) he found it amusing that you had to keep certain species of fish separate, or they would literally devour each other. Then the guests report that to the press, and you have a social media nightmare on your hands.
It sounds like just one of the many wrinkles that made classic management sims so addictive. I'm just hoping I can recreate the captivating water tunnel at the Newport Aquarium that we have here in the Midwest. Check out the console reveal trailer below.
Megaquarium, the critically acclaimed theme park management tycoon game in which you have to run your own aquarium resort, will hit the digital stores of Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 18 October.
Megaquarium is an economic simulation game in which you grow your aquarium to a thronging metropolis filled with hundreds of guests, tens of staff and almost 100 different aquatic life forms such as fish, sharks, crustaceans, corals, jellyfish, other invertebrates, and turtles.
Originally released on Steam, Megaquarium features a campaign mode with 10 levels in which you will learn how to design and manage an aquarium. Additionally, the game contains a sandbox mode with customisable settings and a random challenge generator.
Every decision you make in Megaquarium –your choice of animals, filters, tanks, staff and layout– has consequences. You’ll have to master both creativity and economics to make your business succeed and keep your guests happy.