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Tame New Creatures, Jump on a Zipline, and Explore Sci-Fi Underwater Biomes!

December 28, 2022

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Studio Wildcard |

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 27, 2022 - Today Studio Wildcard, along with development partner Grove Street Games, launched the second massive expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved players on Switch. “Aberration” is a sci-fi, vertigo-inducing, bioluminescent cave system that drops survivors onto a damaged, radioactive ARK, featuring a myriad of lush underground biomes containing exotic new creatures and gear to be acquired or crafted.

"Aberration” is the second Expansion Pack for ARK: Survival Evolved, joining the desert-themed "Scorched Earth" map in continuing to shed light onto the vast mysteries of ARK! “Aberration” is available free to download for players who own ARK: Ultimate Survivor’s Edition or available within the ARK Season Pass or ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition Upgrade.

Last week, Studio Wildcard revealed more of its ARK franchise expansion, giving the first in-depth look at Season One of ARK: The Animated Series and launching ARK: The Survival of the Fittest, a dinosaur battle royale spin-off of its hit video game.


Featuring an unparalleled voice cast with the talents of Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Gerard Butler (300), Russell Crowe (Gladiator), and Executive Produced by Vin Diesel (Fast Franchise), ARK: The Animated Series is an adaptation of the hit video game. ARK: The Animated Series will release on a to-be-announced platform in 2023.

The ‘Winter Wonderland’ in-game event is running now through January 5, during which ARK survivors can grab boosted rates, loot-filled presents, and collect 12 new chibis from this epic winter-themed extravaganza. This the very first in-game event for Nintendo Switch players after this fall’s reboot of ARK: Survival Evolved, bringing content parity with PC and console ARK players. A solid 2023 roadmap of ARK on Switch content updates is planned, including parity with all traditional in-game events.

Haven’t yet explored the wild world of ARKARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is available for all gaming platforms at limited-time promotional pricing, along with major discounts on ARK: Survival Evolved base game, ARK Season Pass, as well as  ‘Complete the Bundle’ options on many store platforms.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available on SteamEpic Games StoreXboxPlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. In ARK, players are stranded naked, freezing and starving on a mysterious island where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive. Use skill and cunning to kill, tame, breed, and ride dinosaurs and primeval creatures. Team up with hundreds of players online or try solo survival in offline play.

ARK: Survival Evolved is rated “T” for Teen (Violence, Blood, Crude Humor, Use of Alcohol) by the ESRB.

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