ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch Now Available in North America



All ARK DLC Updates Included for Thousands of Hours of Gameplay; EU Version to Launch Nov 8


Studio Wildcard, together with Grove Street Games, are proud to announce today that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch™ is now available in North America and will launch in EU territories November 8. This definitive collection of the ARK experience includes overhauled visuals and gameplay improvements for ARK: Survival Evolved, adds exclusive Switch interface options, and includes all massive expansion packs (Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2).

The current ARK DLC release schedule for Switch ensures thousands of gameplay hours. Additionally, all players who already own the ARK: Survival Evolved base game on Switch will receive the complete revamp of functionality, graphics, and optimization via a major free update today. All existing Switch player progress and save data for ARK: Survival Evolved will also be maintained.

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition, which includes the base game, is available for $49.99 on the Nintendo eShop. Players who already own ARK: Survival Evolved can purchase the ARK: Ultimate Survivor Upgrade, available for $39.99.

Time to get your Switch pals to saddle up again on their mounts in ARK!

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch Features:

  • Overhauled ARK Experience: A major update to the base 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 (30FPS)
    • Better texture quality, lighting and shadows effects
  • All ARK Expansion Packs: Launching today with the first expansion pack, Scorched Earth, 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 will launch November 9 exclusive on Switch and is free to download with the purchase of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition.
  • New Cinematics: Original story cinematic content to further expand the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved.
  • Unofficial Server Support: Custom server support powered by Nitrado server networks.

From primordial island jungles to the futuristic gardens of an interstellar starship, every sprawling environment is here for you to conquer! Discover the hundreds of unique species roaming these lands, from the prehistoric to the fantastical, and learn how to befriend these creatures, or to defeat them. Complete your collection of notes and dossiers left by past explorers to learn the surprising history of the ARKs. Test your tribe and your beasts in battle with every boss challenge from the franchise!

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch is now available on Nintendo eShop in North America for $49.99 and on November 8 for EU territories.
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Founded in 2014 by industry veterans Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, Studio Wildcard’s mission is to bring AAA quality to ambitious indie titles designed for core gamers. The team emphasizes direct communication with its active community, implements player feedback into its fast, iterative dev cycle, and provides tools to drive user-generated content. Studio Wildcard includes distributed developers across multiple continents, as wherever talented developers reside, Wildcard seeks them out!

Located in Gainesville, FL, Grove Street Games has been an influential game developer since 2007. They have delighted fans of the world’s greatest games with bold interpretations on new platforms, and have delivered fresh and original games to millions of happy players. They have grown to be a leader in the industry because of their commitment to building incredible and accessible gaming experiences. Their games can be found worldwide across all major gaming devices, including consoles, PC, and mobile.

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