REDMOND, WA – FEBRUARY 26, 2020 – Today Studio Wildcard unlocked the next chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved with the release of ARK: Genesis – Part 1. Expanding the ARK storyline with all-new mission-based gameplay, ARK: Genesis leads Survivors through beautiful yet lethal new worlds filled with exotic creatures, craftable items, and weapons unlike anything seen before on the ARK!
In the massive ARK: Genesis – Part 1 expansion, Survivors wake up within a virtual simulation accompanied by the strangely familiar ‘HLN-A’ companion. Together they must overcome the simulation’s rigorous tests and only by fighting, building, taming, and exploring this new world will Survivors uncover the secrets behind this forbidding place. Only the toughest and smartest Survivors will pass all of the simulation’s grueling challenges. Will you be one of them?
The ARK: Genesis Part 1 expansion pack is available to download now as part of the ARK: Genesis Season Pass for Steam on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 for $34.99. The ARK: Genesis Season Pass delivers two new huge expansion packs (Part 1 available today and Part 2 releasing Winter 2020) and the exclusive in-game robotic AI companion called ‘HLN-A’ who guides Survivors with voice navigation and narrative throughout this enduring ARK challenge.
CONQUER EVERY MISSION, WITH YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
Helena Walker, the biologist who authored the lore-filled explorer notes in ARK: Survival Evolved, has created a hovering AI companion designated ‘HLN-A.’ Fully voiced, she’ll act as a guide in ARK: Genesis, providing Survivors with missions, tasks, and story, as well as providing practical uses, such as scanning the detailed statistics of creatures and rapid level traversal, too. Survivors are able to tackle a wide variety of missions covering all kinds of ARK scenarios – everything from gunning down waves of enemies, escorting baby creatures to their parents, hunting down powerful bosses, competing in Dino Races, and even playing Dodo-Basketball!
EXPLORE LETHAL LANDSCAPES
Beautiful biomes are ripe for exploration – but they want to kill! The simulation will test Survivors’ mettle against fetid alien bogs, deep undersea trenches, frigid mountain peaks, even the unstable low-gravity surface of an alien moon! Conquering each area requires preparation, smarts, and improvisation before the natural beauty closes its death-grip.
HUNT AND TAME STRANGE NEW CREATURES
Fantastical yet dangerous creatures call ARK: Genesis home: including island-sized sea turtles, shapeshifting furries that transform from small and cuddly to ferocious, elegant astral whales that live in the vacuum of space, and fireball shooting Magmasaurs that thrive in extreme volcanic environments!
GEAR OUT & BUILD UP, WITH NEW TOOLS AND STRUCTURES
Whether a go-it-alone survivalist, a base-building architect or a weapon-making warmonger, this expansion has a crafting project for all personalities. Make tools from fishing nets to mining drills, or new vehicles such as hover-skiffs. Build interactive structural elements such as pressure plates, alarm systems, jump pads, ocean platforms and more!
Haven’t yet explored the wild world of ARK? ARK: Survival Evolved base game is now on sale at 80% off ($9.99) on all platforms.
ARK: Genesis Season Pass is now available for $34.99 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at playark.com and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.
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ABOUT STUDIO WILDCARD
Studio Wildcard was co-founded in 2014 by industry veteran Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, former Technical Art Director at Microsoft Game Studios, with the mission of bringing AAA quality to ambitious indie productions that are designed for core gamers. With a combined 25 years of industry experience across multiple independent and studio-backed titles, Jeremy and Jesse have teamed up with other veteran developers for Redmond, WA-based and Gainesville, FL-based development studios that also include distributed team members across multiple continents. Wherever talented, driven developers may reside, Studio Wildcard intends to seek out and work with them!