Studio Wildcard, together with Grove Street Games, is pleased to announce that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Switch is now available in Europe. This complete ARK experience includes vastly improved graphics and overhauled gameplay performance for ARK: Survival Evolved, new Switch interface options, and all the massive ARK expansion packs (Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2) ensuring thousands of gameplay hours.

Also launching today exclusively on Nintendo Switch is ARK: Dinosaur Discovery, the kid-friendly, dino-fact-filled adventure. Designed for younger players with simplified controls that can be played with a single Joy-Con, ARK: Dinosaur Discovery allows kids to explore the ARK island without violence, unlock illustrated Dino Books, and learn about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that inspired ARK: Survival Evolved.

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is available for 49.99€ on the Nintendo eShop. Players who already own ARK: Survival Evolved can purchase the ARK: Ultimate Survivor Upgrade for 39.99€. ARK: Dinosaur Discovery is available for $9.99 USD and 9.99€ on the Nintendo eShop with players who purchase ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition able to download it for free.

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch Features:

  • Overhauled ARK Experience: A major update to ARK: Survival Evolved game dramatically improves all visual performance, including:
  • Better resolution in docked (1080p) & handheld modes (720p)
  • Vastly improved loading times (8x faster on average)
  • Consistent dynamic framerate (30 fps)
  • Better texture quality, lighting and shadows effects

All ARK Expansion Packs Included: Launching today with Scorched Earth, the first expansion pack, with subsequent expansion packs releasing every few months to bring parity with the PC version and add thousands of hours of gameplay.

Dinosaur Discovery: Join AI-companion HLN-A on a new educational experience! This kid-friendly, fact-filled ARK adventure allows children to explore the Island without violence and learn about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that inspired the game. ARK: Dinosaur Discovery is a free download with the purchase of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition or can be purchased separately.

New Cinematics: Original story cinematic content to further expand the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved, featuring actors Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprising their respective roles as Helena Walker and Sir Edmund Rockwell.

Unofficial Server Support: Custom server support powered by Nitrado server networks.

ARK: Dinosaur Discovery for Nintendo Switch Features:

  • Allows kids to explore the Island without violence or complex mechanics.
  • Features simplified controls that can be played with a single Joy-Con.
  • Allows players to unlock dinos, learn real facts about them, and complete missions.
  • Unlock each creature’s Dino Book for fun-filled facts and illustrations, all narrated by the voice of HLN-A, Madeleine Madden (Wheel of Time, ARK: The Animated Series).
  • Cap off the adventure with a custom-built base, choosing from a variety of over 30 building pieces unlocked throughout your adventures.
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