Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition is coming to Switch in September

Studio Wildcard announced today that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch, featuring hundreds of hours of content, including ARK: Survival Evolved and all of its massive expansions Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2. This bundle of content will launch at retail and the Nintendo eShop in September 2022 for $49.99, with the ARK base game and the Scorched Earth expansion available immediately, with subsequent expansions coming two months later.

Additionally, in September, everyone who already owns the ARK: Survival Evolved base game on Nintendo Switch will get a complete overhaul of features, graphics, and optimizations. Studio Wildcard has contracted a talented third-party developer who is rewriting the entire ARK Switch code from scratch and developing on the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. All existing Switch player progress and save data will be maintained.

Key new features of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch include:

  • New cinematic story content further expands ARK: Survival Evolved’s narrative.
  • Custom server support powered by the Nitrado server network.
  • “Young Explorers” Mode: Travel through the ages in this new educational model. Explore Ark Island to discover and learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that inspired the game. Perfect for the smallest survivors!

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is completely updated with all the content and features of the home console version, adding thousands of hours of gameplay!

“It’s been a while since we’ve had a complete overhaul of ARK’s gameplay for Switch, and we’re delighted to have found a talented team to help us make this vision a reality. Adding a brand new mode allows younger players to interact with the unique original in Ark. The creature interactions provide depth to the experience we want families to enjoy!”

Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director of Studio Wildcard.

Source: Studio Wildcard