Ark: Survival Evolved goes gold and gets an August release date

Studio Wildcard announced today that it has passed full certification for its dinosaur survival-adventure game Ark: Survival Evolved and will be shipping its full release to physical retail and digital stores on August 29, 2017.

“The evolution of Ark has taken a 2-year journey through early access, and the full version will demonstrate that the extra time in development was put to good use,” said Doug Kennedy, CEO and co-founder Studio Wildcard. “We spent the extra time squashing bugs, improving performance, enhancing the single player experience and delivering the end-game content that will reveal the full story of ARK. We’re excited to finally get it into the hands of survivors everywhere!”

Preorders for Ark: Survival Evolved have been extended, which gives superfans a chance to order the base game, or the content-and-bonus-packed special editions. The editions include:

• Ark: Survival Evolved ($60)
This base game includes everything a burgeoning Jurassic adventurer needs to get started in the world of Ark. It’s the core game, and all free content released up to this point, offering up hundreds of hours of gameplay to players.

• Ark: Survival Evolved – Explorer’s Edition ($100)
The Explorer’s Edition takes the base game, and adds even more – introducing a Season Pass that will grant access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now) and including more packs launching later this year and into 2018.

• Ark: Survival Evolved – Limited Collector’s Edition ($160)
Only at GameStop and EB Games Canada will Ark fans be able to preorder the Ark: Survival Evolved Limited Collector’s Edition for $160. The ultimate Ark fan’s dream, the limited Collector’s Edition is a collectible faux-wooden chest box that contains the Ark Explorer’s Edition (base game and Season Pass) along with:

• A handcrafted leather-bound Explorer’s Notebook, featuring the Dossiers of every in-game creature.
• An official Ark necklace.
• A cloth map of the Ark island.
• A poster of the Studio Wildcard development team.
• The official Ark: Survival Evolved soundtrack, recorded live by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Feel like riding a dinosaur? Then get this game. Ark: Survival Evolved is a fantastic title which all of you should play. It’s just an insane amount of fun.

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