Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's Not Planet Of The Apes, But Ark Of The Apes In Latest Ark: Survival Evolved Update

In its rapid pace to bring gamers fresh content and new ways to play ARK: Survival Evolved, Studio Wildcard unearthed today the newest creature from its dino dossiers, the erratic, muscle-bound Gigantopithecus.

The ape-like Gigantopithecus is at times passive, friendly, and low-key, but when prompted, can be a fierce, dangerous, and unpredictable force of primeval nature. It has to be tamed via careful, non-violent feeding without raising its aggression. Savvy gamers who aim to fight in more modern battles can domesticate the hairy ape-like creature, don a helmet on its head, then ride on its shoulders to utilize its tremendous strength to throw them over enemy barricades and walls. Also added in today’s update is the “SCUBA” Gear set, enabling players to fully explore the oceanic depths with enhanced movement and vision, and remain submerged for extended periods of time.

For players who already own ARK, just update your game and find him in the forests. For those new to ARK, go get the game on Steam herestore.steampowered.com/app/346110/.

The most popular open-world Early Access game on Steam, ARK: Survival Evolved brings a new level of depth to the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans and must explore the vast island of ARK to survive. What is the secret to survival?

Developed by Studio Wildcard, in conjunction with Instinct Games, ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in June 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation®4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam. The game is currently in Steam’s Early Access program and includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!

To join our growing band of survivors, journey over to Steam to download the game. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at www.playark.com and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.