ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED SMASHES THE DAM WITH GIANT BEAVERS, TERROR BIRDS AND GRAPPLING HOOKS IN XBOX ONE UPDATE
ARK Coming This Week to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and Turkey
SEATTLE, WA – Monday, March 7, 2016 – In its quest to provide Xbox One players with the newest, most imaginative changes in ARK: Survival Evolved, Studio Wildcard unveiled today several new dinosaurs, gadgets, weapons, and upgrades that bring the Xbox One version to near parity with the PC iteration of the game. Survivors can now tame, train, and mount Giant Beavers, saddle up on the flappy Terror Bird, and equip themselves with the multi-use Grappling Hooks, while taking prisoners into custody using the newly implemented Handcuffs.
- Watch the Spotlight videos on YouTube HERE (Giant Beaver and Handcuffs) and HERE (Terror Bird and Grappling Hook).
Hello! Hallo! Cześć! Lēe hò! Coming this week, players in 11 new countries will be able to purchase and download ARK: Survival Evolved as the game will become available in their regions. Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan and Turkey are the latest areas to join the island as Studio Wildcard continues to expand the game into all areas of the world.
The Terror Bird makes a good combat mount for harassing and scouting.
Survivors can now enact G.I. Joe fantasies with the new Grappling Hook.
Don’t like that person who keeps stealing your Terror Bird? Cuff ‘em!
ARK Survivors will find the Giant Beaver, aka Castoroides Feliconcisor, to be super-cuddly, but also super useful since it can build dams, harvest and carry vast quantities of wood, and act as a mobile crafting station. Plus, they can swim! The Terror Bird, or Phorusrhacidae Rapidesultor, is a tamable, aggressive avian capable of high-speed sprints and brief leaps, but it doesn’t technically fly, as its flight is comprised of short, sustained “Joust”-like glides or leaps.
Amongst the human population, Studio Wildcard has introduced two new game-changing tools, the Grappling Hook and Handcuffs. The Grappling Hook gives Survivors the ability to scale cliffs, hitch a ride by attaching to a flying creature, or even wrangle other players, prisoners, or small creatures to drag along. Learning how to regularly use this tool will alter the nature of player attacks and dramatically expand the range of their travels with greater ease. The new Handcuffs ensure that prisoners don’t escape and aren’t violent. Wildcard Studio encourages Survivors to get onto their ARK now to ensure they’re the ones doing the Handcuffing, and not the other way around!
The full list of today’s updates for ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One includes:
- DINOS: Tame, Train and Ride the Giant Beaver and the Terror Bird
- TOOLS: Use new tools including the Grappling Hook and the Handcuffs
- TRIBE ALLIANCES (PvE and PvP). Yes, finally, small Tribes can band together against larger ones!
- Approximately 20% performance increase!
- All options exposed for dedicated servers, finally! Even custom lists of Engrams & Dino Multipliers, etc!
- Numerous crash fixes
- Community-contributed Game Localization in 8+ languages — French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Brazil, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish
ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in summer 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation®4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam PC. The game is currently playable in Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One and Steam’s Early Access program, which 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 to Steam or Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One 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 playark.com and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.