|Developer(s)||Blue Fang Games|
| Single player|
|Predecessor||Zoo Tycoon DS|
The game is broken up into Campaign and Free Play modes, both of which feature two different gameplay types: Zookeeper and Zoo Creator. As a zookeeper, players are tasked with taking care of the animals and guests in the zoo, as well as hiring more zookeepers and keeping buildings in tact, while as a zoo creator, you can make exhibits, buildings, attractions, and add animals. Campaign mode has you complete a set of challenges to unlock more animals to be added to your zoos, while Free Play mode has endless money and allows players to do whatever they want with their zoo. There is also confirmed to be an online feature that allows players to visit other people's zoos as guests, as well as a feature that is brand new to the Zoo Tycoon series.
The game is confirmed to have sixty animals, with forty default and twenty that can only be unlocked by completing challenges through Campaign mode.
|Bison, American||Plains||Low Risk||Herbivore|
|Camel, Dromedary||Desert||Low Risk||Herbivore|
|Crocodile, Saltwater||Beach||Low Risk||Carnivore|
|Kangaroo, Red||Plains||Low Risk||Herbivore|
|Penguin, Emperor||Tundra||Low Risk||Carnivore|
|Sea Lion, California||Beach||Low Risk||Carnivore|
|Wolf, Gray||Forest||Low Risk||Carnivore|
|Fish||Bears, Crocodiles, Leopards, Sea Lions|
|Fruit||Chimpanzees, Elephants, Gorillas, Omnivorous Bears|
|Meat||Bears, Caracals, Crocodiles, Leopards, Lions, Tigers, Wolves|
|Hay||Bisons, Elephants, Hippopotamuses, Kangaroos, Rhinoceroses, Yaks, Zebras|
|Nest||Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Pandas|
|Rock Cave||Bears, Caracals, Leopards, Lions, Pandas, Tigers, Wolves|
|Wooden Shed||Bisons, Hippopotamuses, Rhinoceroses, Yaks, Zebras|
It is confirmed that amiibo will be compatible with the game in some form.