Not content to take a breather after this week’s official launch of its dinosaur-themed survival adventure video game, ARK: Survival Evolved developers Studio Wildcard announced today at PAX West 2017 the upcoming release of ARK’s second expansion pack “Aberration.” This new adventure will place survivors on a damaged ARK whose internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation and a plethora of lush underground biomes containing all-new exotic creatures and items to be acquired.
Launching in October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, “Aberration” will be the second Expansion Pack for ARK: Survival Evolved, joining the desert-themed Scorched Earth map in continuing to shed light onto the vast mysteries of ARK!
“Aberration” will be available as a standalone expansion pack ($19.99) and as part of the ARK: Explorer’s Edition (Season Pass). Owners of ARK: Explorer’s Edition will get exclusive in-game Aberration-themed cosmetic item skins, immediately on Steam and in the coming days on Xbox One and PlayStation 4!
“Aberration” Expansion Pack Features:
Tame New Creatures
The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, or grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or — if you are talented enough to tame one — command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!
Craft Over 50 Unique Items
Traverse this new ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more!
Conquer New Challenges
With the maintenance systems of this new ARK malfunctioning, earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. Among Aberration’s greatest challenges is the hierarchy of ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused monstrosities, requiring constant vigilance to defend against! And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying master awaits… will you be among the survivors powerful enough to face it?
ARK: Survival Evolved and the ARK: Explorer’s Edition is available now in full “boxed retail” and 1.0 digital form worldwide in retail stores and on digital storefronts for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Steam PC, Mac, and Linux.
The ARK: Explorer’s Edition (base game + Season Pass) grants access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now), Aberration (October 2017) and an additional pack launching in 2018. Visitwww.playark.com for details on the ways in which players can buy ARK – both at retail and digital storefronts.
Since its launch into Steam’s early access program in June 2015, over 10 Million survivors have been stranded on the ARK island, wandering into an incredible land to discover how to tame, train, ride, and breed the 100+ dinosaurs and primeval creatures roaming the land. Today the mysterious island reveals its true meaning to current players and new Island initiates!
ARK: Survival Evolved is rated “T” for Teen (Violence, Blood, Crude Humor, Use of Alcohol) by the ESRB.