Ark: Survival Evolved – Ultimate Survivor Edition Nintendo Switch Gameplay + Overview

Release date: November 1, 2022 (North America), November 8, 2022 (Europe). Price: Price: $49.99 / £39.99 / 49.99€. File size: 7.2 GB. Publisher: Snail Games. Developer: Studio Wildcard.

The base game free update, including all improvements noted below, already launched on November 1 in Europe.

ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Nintendo Switch

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It includes:

Previous Owners of the ARK: Survival Evolved will be able to purchase the Ultimate Survivor Upgrade ($39.99)

Experience everything that the ARK franchise has to offer in this definitive collection! Tame and ride primeval creatures as you explore savage lands, team up with other players to compete in epic tribal battles, and travel together on the greatest Dinosaur-filled adventure of all time.

  • ARK: Survival Evolved has been completely overhauled on Switch.
  • ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Switch includes the overhauled base game with all major expansion packs.
    1. The base game is a FREE upgrade for owners of the existing Switch game. You can still go buy it now and get the upgrade for free when it releases.
    2. Save data for existing players WILL carry over to the new version.
  • This collection features massive visual and gameplay improvements, together with all current content found in the ARK: Survival Evolved console/PC version. 
    1. Improvements include: Better resolution in docked & handheld modes, better framerate, vastly improved loading times, better lighting and shadows, better texture quality, better LODs, better stability and adding ALL of the expansions to bring parity with the PC version. 
    2. ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition will launch with the first expansion pack, Scorched Earth, on Day 1, then subsequent expansion packs will drop every few months. 
  • The collection has a few quality of life improvements  to controls and UI to make for a smoother gameplay experience on the Switch.
    1. Virtual Cursor in all menus
    2. Reduced hot bar to 8 slots
    3. Fresh pass on control scheme
    4. Fresh pass on radial wheels
    5. Much of the UI is updated for better visibility
  • Brand new cinematics to expand the story.

About ARK: Dinosaur Discovery

Launch Date – Nov 9th Worldwide

Price: $9.99

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Can Also Be Obtained By Purchasing:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition

Experience a new way to enjoy the ARK franchise! Join our AI-companion HLN-A as they guide younger players through ARK in a low-pressure, kid-friendly, dino-fact-filled adventure called ARK: Dinosaur Discovery! Take a journey through the epochs in this family-friendly educational experience that invites players to learn about the fascinating prehistoric creatures which inspired ARK: Survival Evolved.

  • Explore The Island across land, sea and air where you can discover 64 dinosaurs, all based on their real life, prehistoric counterparts. 
  • Ride a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex across the beautiful landscape, soar above the treetops on the back of a Pteranodon, and even glide through the oceans while riding an ancient Megalodon Shark!
  • Unlock each creature’s Dino Book for fun-filled facts and illustrations, all voiced by Madeleine Madden (ARK: The Animated Series, The Wheel of Time) as HLN-A. 
  • Cap off your adventure with a custom-built base, choosing from a variety of over 30 building pieces unlocked throughout your adventures.

This Switch Exclusive Dinosaur Discovery experience

  • Allows kids to explore the Island without violence or complex mechanics.
  • Has simplified controls that can be played with a single Joy-Con.
  • Allows players to unlock dinos, learn real facts about them, and complete missions.
  • Maddy Madden reprises her role as HLN-A to guide players through this adventure and experience tons of real-world Dino Facts!
  • Anyone who owns ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Switch can download ARK: Dinosaur Discovery for free. ARK: Dinosaur Discovery can also be purchased separately for $9.99.



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