Studio Wildcard has announced that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition will come to the Nintendo Switch with hundreds of hours of content. Included are ARK: Survival Evolved and all of its major expansion packs Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction and Genesis Parts 1 and 2, among others.

This bundle is expected to be released in retail and Nintendo eShop in September 2022, with the ARK base game and Scorched Earth Expansion Pack available immediately, with subsequent expansions to follow at two-month intervals. The price in Germany should be around 50 euros.

Ark: Family-friendly knowledge mode

Additionally, coming September, everyone who already owns the base game ARK: Survival Evolved for Nintendo Switch will benefit from a complete overhaul of the survival game. The developers put their hands on the operation and graphics and optimize the game. Studio Wildcard has signed a deal with a "talented third party" to rewrite all ARK Switch code from scratch and develop it on the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. For previous players, at least the content they have earned will not change: all existing progress and save data of the switch player will be taken over.

Key new features of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for the Nintendo Switch include:

  • New cinematic story content to further advance the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Support from Nitrado server networks
  • New Young Explorers mode: In this knowledge mode, players travel through the ages and explore the ARK island to learn more about the prehistoric creatures. According to the developer studio, the game mode should also be suitable for younger players.

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition has been completely updated with all the content and features of the home console versions of the game, adding "thousands of hours of gameplay" to the game.

The creators are excited about the new edition for Nintendo Switch: “The gameplay overhaul of ARK on Nintendo Switch has been on our radar for a while and we are happy to have found a talented team who can help us bring this to life vision," said Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director, Studio Wildcard. "The addition of a brand new mode that allows younger players to interact with the unique primal creatures in ARK adds extra depth to the game that we hope families will enjoy."

And there's more in the pipeline as Studio Wildcard expands its dinosaur universe with previously announced projects ARK: The Animated Series, a TV series based on the franchise, and ARK II, a sequel to the popular dinosaur game. action-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved - both are in active development according to Studio Wildcard. The Wildcard team will be joined on the projects by Hollywood star Vin Diesel, who recently joined the studio as President of Creative Convergence.

Meanwhile, Studio Wildcard will continue to develop free content for ARK: Survival Evolved, the cross-platform video game that has delighted more than 80 million players worldwide. According to Studio Wildcard, ARK: Survival Evolved for PC, Xbox and PlayStation has sold more than 30 million copies.

Studio Wildcard recently announced the Fjordur update with a trailer:


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