ARK 2 logo, Santiago and Meeka ride an armoured Tyrannosaurus Rex outfitted with a wooden saddle.

ARK 2

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Suddenly awakened on a strange primal world filled with dinosaurs and humans struggling for dominance; you must piece together the history of how you arrived there, team-up with legendary heroes, and confront powerful dark forces seeking to control the fate of all life.

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Game features

Santiago and Meeka ride an armoured Tyrannosaurus Rex outfitted with a wooden saddle.

Epic story

Starring Vin Diesel ("Fast Franchise") as legendary ARK hero Santiago, experience an epoch-spanning adventure as he seeks to protect his daughter Meeka - voiced by Auli'i Cravalho ("Moana") - from the ghosts of the ancient past and visions of a new future.

A small, feathered dinosaur screeches defensively at a dinosaur of the same species.

Cross-platform modding and next-gen tech

User-created Mods & Maps are now distributed across all platforms, including modded unofficial servers! Using Unreal Engine 5, new lighting systems enable photorealistic day-night cycle, with real-time generation of ambient lighting & shadows.

Santiago crouches with a spear in defence against a large creature.

Best-in-class, third-person action

Advanced character traversal mechanics like mantling, free-climbing, parkour, sliding and swinging! An emphasis on ‘Souls-like’ melee combat driven by player skill, with target-lock, blocks, dodges, combos, staggers and special attacks.

A primitive dodo gnaws away at a shiny rock.

Dynamic alien world

Explore a mysterious world where events happen independent of your presence, and your choices to interact with these occurrences yield rewards or challenges. Hostile ‘Aratai’ hunt you riding tamed creatures, seeking to drive out human interlopers.

Santiago and Meeka walk together in the woods.

Rearchitected gameplay

Construct unique gear from distinct modules & materials to customise form & function. Progress on a skill tree filled with abilities, perks & passives. Animals use dynamic pathfinding to manoeuvre around obstacles, and hunt by sight, sound & smell.

Game details

ARK 2 thrusts players into a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet. Survivors will continue ARK's dramatic eons-spanning story of humankind's evolution, in this next-generation sandbox survival experience!

Additional information

Publisher

Studio Wildcard

Developer

Studio Wildcard

Genre

Action/Adventure
Survival
Sandbox

Platforms

Xbox Series X|S
Windows 10/11

Release date

2023

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