Studio Wildcard, creators of the multi-million unit selling dinosaur title ARK: Survival Evolved, along with distribution partner Solutions 2 GO Inc., announced today that the groundbreaking survival-adventure game is in final production and is set for retail and digital worldwide launch on August 8, 2017, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux. The title is now available for pre-order from select retailers, including a limited-supply Explorer’s Edition with Season’s Pass.
“During the past two years, millions of ARK players have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billions of pounds of Jurassic creature-kabobs. With their help, we’re about to reach the completion of core content for ARK:Survival Evolved and release the full game to the world! This is just the beginning of the next phase of our journey,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of Studio Wildcard. “For those players who were excited with every update during Early Access, ARK’s going to become even more fun with surprise new content at launch & beyond, as we will continue to have a staggering amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works.”
ARK: Survival Evolved is currently the best selling game in the history of Steam’s Early Access program, and after just two years in development it has amassed a loyal following of nearly 9 million players. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, ARK: Survival Evolved takes on the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake stranded and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans.
On ARK, they must then hunt, harvest, craft, research technology, and build shelters to protect against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies. Tame, train, ride and breed one of 100 amazing dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! Fly a Pteranodon squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through the deep jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base along a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex.
In the Asia, S.E Asia, Middle East and Africa there are three ways to get your dino-fix with ARK: Survival Evolved, all of which are now available to pre-order for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
ARK: Survival Evolved
This base game includes everything a burgeoning Jurassic adventurer needs to get started in the world of ARK. It’s the core game, and all free content released up to this point, offering up hundreds of hours of gameplay to players.
ARK: Survival Evolved – Explorer’s Edition
The Explorer’s Edition takes the base game, and adds even more – introducing a Season Pass that will grant access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now) and including more packs launching later this year and into 2018.
Solutions 2 GO Inc. is the exclusive worldwide distribution partner for ARK: Survival Evolved and is the primary distributor to retailers in North America, Latin America and South America, with sublicenses to the following companies around the globe:
– Game King, LLC: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait
– Apex Interactive (Pty) Ltd: South Africa
– Upwell Interactive Ptd LTD: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan
In Japan, Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. will be publishing the PlayStation 4 version of ARK: Survival Evolved, on August 24th, 2017. ARK: Survival Evolved will launch worldwide in retail stores and on digital platforms on August 8, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC. ARK: Survival Evolved is rated “T” for Teen (Violence, Blood, Crude Humor, Use of Alcohol) by the ESRB.