Studio Wildcard made a bunch of ARK announcements on Sunday.
Let’s start with the big news that ARK 2 will launch in 2023. It’s releasing simultaneously on Steam Early Access and as a console launch exclusive for Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox and PC Game Pass on Game Preview.
When it was first announced in 2020, we were expecting it to come out in 2022 alongside the new ARK: The Animated Series. However, while the animated TV show is now in post-production, we will have to wait until next year for the new game.
But fans will not have to wait for new content in ARK: Survival Evolved. In fact, new content just dropped. Read on!
ARK Fjordur Releases
Fjordur, the newest official ARK community map, was released on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Google Stadia on Sunday. Free to download for all ARK players, this Nordic-style, cold-weather map features four new creatures to tame and over 140 sq kilometers of new biomes, new challenges, and rewarding discoveries. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the ARK: Fjordur launch trailer!
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Switch to Feature Voice Talent
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition launches in September 2022 for Nintendo Switch. In addition to hundreds of hours of content including ARK: Survival Evolved and all its massive Expansion Packs: Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2, fans can expect new story cutscenes bookending each ARK map.
The game features actors Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprising their respective roles as Helena Walker and Sir Edmund Rockwell. All of Helena’s and Rockwell’s Dossiers and Explorer Notes will also be voiced by the actors, as will the survivors’ epic confrontation versus Rockwell on ARK Aberration. Madden will also voice the cheery robot-AI guide HLN-A in the “Young Explorers Mode” that will lead players through ARK in a low-pressure, kid-friendly, dino-fact-filled adventure.
Existing owners of ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch will receive a free update to the game with all progress and save data maintained. Tune in at 4:30 pm Eastern Time on Monday, June 13, to /twitchgaming livestream to see the first gameplay of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Switch.