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Zoo Tycoon Gets Spring Colors

Virtual zookeepers can now add a host of vibrant and entertaining new objects to their habitats with the Spring Scenery Pack for Zoo Tycoon 2. The new Scenery Pack, a free download from Blue Fang Games and Microsoft Game Studios, adds even more variety to the wide range of highly detailed objects in Zoo Tycoon 2 for Windows. The new pack features fountains, animal statues and windowed fencing in three different styles: brick, stone and a jungle motif. Objects that visitors can interact with such as a splash fountain and tortoise trampoline are also included.

The Spring Scenery Pack gives Zoo Tycoon 2 fans an even greater variety of options for creating the ultimate zoo experience. Players with an Internet connection can obtain the Scenery Pack from within the game by clicking on the ?Downloads? icon and then selecting ?Scenery Pack? in the menu. All the new objects help meet virtual guests? need for entertainment in the game.

Featuring 30 incredibly detailed animals, a dazzling array of building tools and objects, a new zoom feature and beautiful 3D graphics, Zoo Tycoon 2 lets players experience the excitement and fun of building the ultimate zoo. The best-selling game, developed by Blue Fang Games and published by Microsoft? Game Studios, has earned high praise from gaming and parenting experts as well as its loyal fan base. Last month Zoo Tycoon 2 earned the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Computer Family Game of the Year Interactive Achievement Award. Other notable awards and recognitions include Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine's "Teacher's Pick: Best Tech 2004," The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Child Magazine's "The Best Software and Video Games of 2004," Dean Takahashi's Top-10 Games of 2004 and Dr. Toy's Top-10 High Tech Toys of 2004.

Zoo Tycoon 2 lets players get a close-up look at their creations, offering intuitive controls and fun tutorials that allow players of all ages to enjoy the game right out of the box. Players can immerse themselves in the zoo experience with features such as the Zoo Guest mode, in which players can walk around and enjoy the game like visitors on a day at the zoo; Zoo Keeper mode, allowing players to interact with their animals as never before; and a new Photo Safari Mode. Players can take pictures of their favorite animals and guests and share them online with friends. The Zoopedia, chock full of entertaining and interesting facts about animals, rounds out the new and improved features of the game.

-Starscream, GameVortex Communications
AKA Ricky Tucker

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