ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition announced for Nintendo Switch

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition announced for Nintendo Switch

Studio Wildcard announced today that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Studio Wildcard says that the Ultimate Survivor Edition comes with hundreds of hours of content including ARK: Survival Evolved and all its massive Expansion Packs: Scorched EarthAberrationExtinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2.

Additionally, in September, everyone who already owns the ARK: Survival Evolved base game on Nintendo Switch will receive this complete revamp of functionality, graphics, and optimization. Studio Wildcard has contracted with a talented third-party developer who is rewriting the entire ARK Switch code from the ground up, developing it on the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. All existing Switch player progress and save data will be maintained.

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“Overhauling the gameplay for ARK on Switch has been on our radar for a while and we’re happy to have found a talented team who can help us realize that vision,” said Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director of Studio Wildcard. “Adding a brand new mode that lets younger players interact with the unique primordial creatures within ARK provides a depth to the experience we hope families will enjoy.”

The bundle launches in September 2022 in retail and the Nintendo eShop for $49.99, with the ARK base game and Scorched Earth Expansion Pack available immediately. Subsequent expansions will follow in two-month intervals. Since its launch in 2015, ARK: Survival Evolved has sold over 30M units on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

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