Update: The Freshwater Frenzy DLC console launch has been pushed back and will now launch on 1st March. Here's a statement from the team:
"We wanted to reach out to let you know that we are moving the release date of Megaquarium Freshwater Frenzy to 1st March 2022. We wanted to give you more information and to be as honest as we can.
The console port is ready and we are eager to get it into the hands of our players, but issues outside of our control have come up around the submission process. In order to make sure we are able to release on all 3 consoles at the same time we are having to delay the launch.
This was a difficult decision to make but we wanted to do what’s best and fair for all players so we can still launch on all platforms simultaneously. Despite this setback we are still really excited to bring the DLC to console, and we are doing what is fair by our players and sticking to a simultaneous release.
We are working hard to fix this, and we thank the community for understanding."
Original Article (Wed 12th Jan, 2022 11:00 GMT): Auroch Digital has announced that Megaquarium’s 'Freshwater Frenzy' DLC, which went down a treat with Steam players when it launched on PC in 2020, is now headed to consoles later this month.
The expansion will arrive on Switch on 25th January; pricing has yet to be revealed, but expect it to be similar to or slightly above its current £9.29 price on Steam. It adds five new levels in a freshwater-focused campaign, 30 freshwater species, seven new tanks, new accessories and objects, and new paints to use when decorating your aquarium.
Want to know more about what you'll be able to enjoy? Read on:
New inhabitants – including reptiles!
Freshwater Frenzy brings 30 – yes, THIRTY – new species of fish, and three species of reptiles; Eastern Long-necked Turtle, Dwarf Crocodile, and Green Anaconda. Each of these new inhabitants have new care requirements, new tanks, new challenges and the reptiles need tanks that will allow them to live on land and in water.
Breed and hybridise
You’ll be able to breed and hybridise fish for the first time ever in Megaquarium history. Make sure you check each animal’s individual breeding requirements which could be anything from a location to lay their eggs or a specific temperature. But it doesn’t stop with just breeding them, you’ll also have to give these baby animals your full attention so that you can raise them well.
As well as breeding, you’ll also be able to create hybrids of some species and uses selective breeding to be able to create colour and pattern combinations that are to your personal tastes.
Keep an eye on the pH scales
Freshwater Frenzy also adds a new challenge in the form of pH scales. Some of the new animals you’ll meet will need you to maintain a specific pH scale in their tanks, which you can do through passive sources or leave it up to the machines to sort out!
Educate and entertain your guests
Pass on the knowledge that you learn through posters that can teach your visitors facts about the exhibits they’re connected to. Make sure you’re being fun and informative, and choose the exhibits they’re connected to wisely!
New equipment, tanks, and perspectives
Freshwater Frenzy is not only bringing new animals, but also there are tanks with suspended platforms, which allow your guests to view tanks from a whole new perspective and also can bridge different areas of your aquarium together. There are new tanks for your reptilian friends too, ones that accommodate both land and water, so they can be happy reptiles.
Have you already been playing the base game on Switch? Think you'll want to dive back in for another round with this new DLC? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
It has DLC now while the physical release was Japanese version only. 😑
ah, an aquarium tycoon, hopefully it's fish freindly, since animal crossing wasn't perfect on that;) still as a diver I love these things... let's see how it's priced
I've had the game on Switch for awhile and it's fine. Maybe too easy to be super engaging, but easy doesn't mean simple. There is lots of complexity and tons of information.
Yet, as someone who had kept aquariums for 40 years and who always has a membership to the local aquarium, this game hasn't grabbed me.
Still, I'm excited for the DLC! Freshwater fish and fish breeding sounds like a strong update.
Megaquarium is a really neat little tycoon game, i think this flew under the radar for many except for people like me who are constantly on the lookout for new games to scratch that management itch on Switch specifically, haha
@Anti-Matter Does that have english option for the JPN version? Or anyone else confirm if this has english for the Physical Japan version?
Still never got this, wondering if I should go for it...is it worth it? Is there a mode where you just start from scratch and see how far you can go? lol
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