It sounds like in addition to designing and managing the zoo, the game will have a big focus on animal welfare and conservation, so there's a nice message at the heart of it all, even if you're a bit of a sceptic about the ethics of zoos in the real world. Basically, you can make a zoo that's nicer than most actual real-life zoos, which is probably ideal really.

The game will have both a standard edition (£34.99/$44.99) and a deluxe version (£42.99/$54.99). The latter gets you access to the soundtrack, free wallpapers, three exclusive animals (Komodo Dragon, Pygmy Hippopotamus, and Thomson’s Gazelle) and access to the pre-launch beta.