After a disastrous version released on Nintendo Switch in 2018, as explained in our test of timelicense ARK is back to try his luck this year with an “improved” version called ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition. In the menu of this new version, the base game is accompanied by new expansions: Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Part 1 & 2. Expected for the month of September 2022, only an official press release with no accompanying image or video is currently offered. Also according to the press release, the Wildcard studio would have signed a deal with a reputable third-party development studio to fully review the game code on Nintendo Switch to improve optimization, resolution and rendering. Additionally, those who own the base game released in 2018 will get this update for free. We leave you the video of the 2018 version at the bottom of the article as a reminder, waiting to know more about this new version dedicated to Nintendo Switch and who is the famous developer at the forefront of the redesign.
Studio Wildcard announced today that ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch with hundreds of hours of content including ARK: Survival Evolved and all of its massive expansion packs Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction and Genesis Part 1 & 2. This content- Packed Bundle will be available in stores and on Nintendo eShop in September 2022 for $49.99, with the ARK base game and the Scorched Earth expansion pack available immediately, with subsequent expansions coming two months apart.
Additionally, in September, everyone who already owns the base game ARK: Survival Evolved for Nintendo Switch will receive this complete overhaul of features, graphics and optimizations. Studio Wildcard has hired a talented third party developer to write all of the code for ARK Switch from scratch and develop it on the latest Unreal Engine 4 version. All player progress and save data. Existing switches are retained.
The main new features of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for Nintendo Switch are as follows:
- New cinematic story content to further develop the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved.
- Custom server support powered by Nitrado server networks.
- Young Explorers Mode: Travel through the ages in this new learning mode. Explore the island of ARK to discover and learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that inspired the game. Suitable even for the smallest survivors!
- ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is fully updated with all the content and features of the home console versions of the game, adding thousands of hours of gameplay!