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    ARK II

    ARK II, Sequel to the Multi-Platinum Dinosaur Franchise has been announced with major moves to expand the iconic survival universe! We’re so excited to share the trailer with you!
     

     

    ARK II thrusts players into a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet. Survivors will continue ARK's dramatic eons-spanning story of humankind's evolution, in this next-generation sandbox survival experience!

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    Catch the Official full length high-resolution trailer featuring Vin Diesel as the hero protagonist, Santiago

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    Finally, here's a special treat from Gareth Coker, the first two Official tracks from the ARK II soundtrack!

    ARK: Animated Series

    ARKTV_PosterLogo.pngStudio Wildcard has partnered with acclaimed director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) to executive produce and co-showrun an original animated television series based on the hit video game ARK: Survival Evolved.

    Created and executive produced by the game’s creators Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak and associate produced by the game’s product managers, Jatheish K and Ihriel E, ARK: The Animated Series is currently composed of fourteen 30-minute episodes and has two seasons currently in production in anticipation of a 2022 launch. 

    Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, DC’s Bombshells, Batman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Josie and the Pussycats) and Kendall Deacon Davis (Halo 4, The Wolf Among Us, Honor of Kings) are the lead writers for ARK: The Animated Series, which features an extraordinary voice cast!

     

     

    Voice talent and character descriptions, in alphabetical order:

    • Gerard Butler plays General Gaius Marcellus Nerva, a brutal ancient Roman despot.
    • Devery Jacobs plays Alasie, a peppy 17th century Inuit teenager, now finding her place on the ARK.
    • Cissy Jones plays The Gladiatrix, a formidable commander in Nerva's army.
    • Madeleine Madden plays 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker, newly awoken on the ARK.
    • Deborah Mailman plays Deborah Walker, a 21st century Aboriginal Australian activist, and mother to Helena Walker.
    • Zahn McClarnon plays Thunder Comes Charging, a 19th century Lakota warrior who leads a thriving community on the ARK.
    • Malcolm McDowell plays Senator Lucius Cassius Virilis, a manipulative aristocrat during the reign of Caesar Augustus.
    • Juliet Mills plays Chava, a wise healer and village councilmember.
    • Elliot Page plays Victoria Walker, an idealistic humanitarian aid worker, and wife of Helena Walker.
    • Ragga Ragnars plays Queen Sigrid, a bellicose 10th century Viking warlord.
    • David Tennant plays Sir Edmund Rockwell, an egocentric 19th century scientist harboring dark ambitions.
    • Alan Tudyk plays The Captain, a crusty buccaneer who profitably sails the dangerous waters around the ARK.
    • Karl Urban plays Bob, a recent square-jawed ARK arrival.
    • Jeffrey Wright plays Henry Townsend, an 18th century American watchmaker and Patriot spy.
    • Michelle Yeoh plays Meiyin Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader, known on the ARK by her reputation as the formidable “Beast Queen.”
    • Ron Yuan plays Han Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader and brother to Meiyin.
    • With Russell Crowe playing Kor the Prophet, an eccentric ‘dino-whisperer’ hailing from a time before recorded history.
    • And Vin Diesel playing 24th century ‘Mek’-pilot, gearhead, & freedom-fighter Santiago.

     

    Vin Diesel has joined Studio Wildcard as President of Creative Convergence and will act as executive producer of both “ARK II” and “ARK: The Animated Series.” Diesel will also lend his voice talents as Santiago, a fully rendered hero protagonist, who will cross over from the newly announced video game sequel to the animated television series.

    From cutting-edge animation studio Lex + Otis and with music composed by Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps), ARK: The Animated Series chronicles the story of a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes on the ARK after tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords -- all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world.

    ARK fans will recognise many aspects of the lore and witness new depth and development to familiar characters. We can’t wait to share more as we near the airing!


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    On 12/13/2020 at 7:00 AM, DarkRaptor13 said:

    EXCLUSIVITY ? IT'S A JOKE ?!

    It looked like an awesome news for 5 minutes, I was happy to see Ark coming back stronger. I had hopes it will be great, the trailer looks great ! 

    But in facts, that's the worst possible news. I'll never play Ark 2, thanks to the Xbox Exclusivity. They choosed money over (PS) fans. 

    I just hope this game and console will be a huge flop and they'll give up as soon as possible on it, to work on ARK 3 on all platforms. This news feels like treason for money. Worst news of the day. 

    I'm never gonna buy a Xbox or gaming PC just for ARK. 

     

    Well done, I'll never play ARK 1 again and I'm never gonna watch that animated show now. I was truly hyped but the exclusivity is nothing else than a knife in the back. 

     

     

     

    bruh its timed the original was also a timed xbox exclusive

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    Sucks they wrote out the original lesbian power couple of Diana and Meiyin 

     but as long as they don't re-write the existing characters and the new ones are good I'll be cautiously excited 

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    I hope Ark 2 is more Primitive focused.  Less Tek more dinosaurs . Time will tell.

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    On 12/12/2020 at 10:41 PM, mafisher79 said:

    lso...is this original Santiago (as in died in Extinction),

    Never died, he escaped it seems, his body was never found.

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    On 12/13/2020 at 12:04 AM, khaidu said:

    I would probably remove the "hyper-realistic dinosaurs" part. Your dinosaurs are not even close to that going by the ark 2 trailer video.

    It looks like you are using a very outdated source for "accurate t-rex" did someone just google accurate t-rex and went with the horribly reconstructed bbc one with the yellow crest?

    other things to note

    • Reconstruction done by r.j.palmer is the most realistic rex to date
    • A lifesize replica of Sue was released and on tour this year with all current known data of Tyrannosaurus rex.
    • As far as I recall Tyrannosaurus did not have quill knobs on its ulna, and therefore did not have any discerning proof of feathering on its arms.
    • The arms are still JP style, and are not pronated to the realistic position.
    • There is plenty of evidence, and photographic proof of Tyrannosaurus scales being no wider than 5mm.
    • Tyrannosaurus did not have crocodile scutes along its back, crocodiles scutes follow a specific direction and do not face random directions.
    • Why does the trex head have an albertosaurus face instead of t-rex? Those fleshy peaks on the eyebrows is way too much like albertosaurus than tyrannosaurus
    • The head is too thin and eyes are not forward facing enough.
    • I don't know why Tyrannosaurus has protofeathers on its back similar to a psittacosaurus, but this too has not been located in any Tyrannosaurus rex specimen as of date. The closest to reveal any feather filaments was Yutyrannus, and this is still under heavy debate.
    • Your Tyrannosaurus is too annorexic. Latest bone reconstructions makes it much beefier.

    Wow, you should look into a job in paleontology. Also all of these differences can be explained very simply using arks lore. The humans that engineered the dinos had no clue what a dino lookes like, these dinos have actually been alive so long, the have naturally evolved, and random light element mutation.

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    20 hours ago, Alvaren said:

     

     

     

     

    Have... have y'all not read the Explorer Notes? Mei Yin and Diana end up falling in love and kissing in the Extinction Notes. Like Seriously guys come on, oh and also the actor playing Helena's wife is Elliot Page who recently came out as Trans, but I guess y'all would know him by his old name Ellen Page. Guess that's gonna ruin it for ya as well huh? I for one am absolutely exited for this show and the rest of the story. 

    I’m not trying to make you mad, but WHY would you change the story and make Helena gay for your show, I had no comment on the thing between Mei and Diana, but I thought the entire time Helena was single and straight.

     

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    @Darkholis IK mods are awesome and great and can tremendously help out games, but this is the first mention of it, it’s more then a year from release, just chillax and find out what happens, if A2 dosent have mods, well then A1 still does and people can enjoy any mods there, if it does, well great! Sure hope there will be a fair amount of forward compatibility! Sounds like 4.26 will. But please stop being a party pooper for people.

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    2 minutes ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    I’m not trying to make you mad, but WHY would you change the story and make Helena gay for your show, I had no comment on the thing between Mei and Diana, but I thought the entire time Helena was single and straight.

     

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    Oh please. Mei Yin over the course of the notes fell in love with Diana, so it's not like the story hasn't had non-straight people. Also...having read all the explorer notes, I don't recall a SINGLE reference in Helena's notes indicating what her romantic preference was, so since she's WC's character, they're the ones who get to choose that for her. Also, the synopsis mentions 'after tragedy' she wakes up on the island, so it's very possible her mother and wife (like Mei Yin's brother) are only ever seen in flashbacks and die. Since she IS alone on the Island.

    ^^^

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     I was very excited for the Ark animation, but I don't like that Helena will be gay( yes I know about Diana and Mei Yin).

    Edited by KingofFire105

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    Cool now just finish the 1st game so I can start looking at the sequel (I'm including Scorched Earth, a promise is a promise whether you wanna do it or not unfortunately)

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    4 hours ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    I’m not trying to make you mad, but WHY would you change the story and make Helena gay for your show, I had no comment on the thing between Mei and Diana, but I thought the entire time Helena was single and straight.

     

    easy they didn't change it it was never said she was anything, they seem to be giving her a back story and before you say anything about that she's not the only one Mei Yin now has a brother, a brother that has never been mentioned I see no difference in this. All of this will be before their life on the Ark they die and wake on the Ark with their old memories. All they are is adding to the story fleshing it out.

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    56 minutes ago, KingofFire105 said:

     I was very excited for the Ark animation, but I don't like that Helena will be gay( yes I know about Diana and Mei Yin).

    why

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    12 minutes ago, SoaringSpirit said:

    Cool now just finish the 1st game so I can start looking at the sequel (I'm including Scorched Earth, a promise is a promise whether you wanna do it or not unfortunately)

    what about Scorched?

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    I'm so pumped for this! A new game and animated series!! I wish the comments weren't so full of tiny toxic kevins and karens though.  Can't please everyone I guess. Keep up the awesome work. This is gonna be awesome! and only a few more months till genesis 2! Come on 2021!

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    Well PlayStation screwed us out of Spiderman games so if ark is going to be Xbox exclusive that's fine with me. They can have ark back when they give us back Spiderman lol.

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    On 12/13/2020 at 7:03 AM, GP said:

    There's been no confirmation what they mean by Xbox exclusive.

    It is more than likely that they mean launch exclusive like when Ark was released early access.

    Here Dollie stated "launching".

    So more clarification is needed, but I'd be very surprised if it never comes to PlayStation.

    Well be prepared to be surprised cause the word is that Sony said no to it releasing on PS again like they did with ark 1 unless they have something exclusive included so for those who are blaming WC for choosing money over fans, go yell at Sony and not wildcard.

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    On 12/13/2020 at 2:04 AM, khaidu said:

    I would probably remove the "hyper-realistic dinosaurs" part. Your dinosaurs are not even close to that going by the ark 2 trailer video.

    It looks like you are using a very outdated source for "accurate t-rex" did someone just google accurate t-rex and went with the horribly reconstructed bbc one with the yellow crest?

    other things to note

    • Reconstruction done by r.j.palmer is the most realistic rex to date
    • A lifesize replica of Sue was released and on tour this year with all current known data of Tyrannosaurus rex.
    • As far as I recall Tyrannosaurus did not have quill knobs on its ulna, and therefore did not have any discerning proof of feathering on its arms.
    • The arms are still JP style, and are not pronated to the realistic position.
    • There is plenty of evidence, and photographic proof of Tyrannosaurus scales being no wider than 5mm.
    • Tyrannosaurus did not have crocodile scutes along its back, crocodiles scutes follow a specific direction and do not face random directions.
    • Why does the trex head have an albertosaurus face instead of t-rex? Those fleshy peaks on the eyebrows is way too much like albertosaurus than tyrannosaurus
    • The head is too thin and eyes are not forward facing enough.
    • I don't know why Tyrannosaurus has protofeathers on its back similar to a psittacosaurus, but this too has not been located in any Tyrannosaurus rex specimen as of date. The closest to reveal any feather filaments was Yutyrannus, and this is still under heavy debate.
    • Your Tyrannosaurus is too annorexic. Latest bone reconstructions makes it much beefier.

    Do you know what hyper-realistic means?

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    On 12/13/2020 at 6:42 PM, mafisher79 said:

    Oh please. Mei Yin over the course of the notes fell in love with Diana, so it's not like the story hasn't had non-straight people. Also...having read all the explorer notes, I don't recall a SINGLE reference in Helena's notes indicating what her romantic preference was, so since she's WC's character, they're the ones who get to choose that for her. Also, the synopsis mentions 'after tragedy' she wakes up on the island, so it's very possible her mother and wife (like Mei Yin's brother) are only ever seen in flashbacks and die. Since she IS alone on the Island.

    I’m kinda miffed that they are pre-empting Meiyin and Diana’s relationship though. If the series ever gets that far it won’t have as much impact.

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    3 minutes ago, CyanicEmber said:

    I’m kinda miffed that they are pre-empting Meiyin and Diana’s relationship though. If the series ever gets that far it won’t have as much impact.

    Why should it have an impact? Everyone has relationships.

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    15 hours ago, Bjl2142 said:

    nah this cannot be the case, if official pvp has taught us anything its that gigas are poo and if gigas are to be used then there needs to be a hard counter to them and building needs an overhaul because its absolutely no fun farming over and over and over just to keep getting wiped at stone because you are putting all of your resources towards being able to craft necessary defenses, if you build with thatch or wood bobs will prim hatchet your stuff and if you build with stone some ass with a mana and full flak will find you in 10 mins any server easy and c4 your door and popcorn your worthless to them belongings, as ark stands there is an inherent bias to combat and the fastest way to kill off players  and the future prospects will be allowing ark 2 to play like ark 1, and really if the way ark 1 plays you like so much why do you want ark 2 to be the same or similar? seems counter productive to progress.. every smaller creature needs a pack buff just to compete with a giga like after the recent changes to megalodons i can now kill enemy gigas where as before i couldn't and that's only in the water!!! what if argies got the same pack buff? there's the hard counter, a flock of 10+ argentavis to take down a gig seems like fair game but watch as all the giga cucks refute that, face it you like having an advantage over others and you like to bully them with it but what if you couldn't predict if you had an advantage, that's right i bet half of you wouldn't leave the confines of your base and your safe turrets, you'd be too scared to loose what you hold so dearly.

    There may not be a hard counter on Officials but any server running Ark Additions has the perfect Giga ass-kicker... Acrocanthosaurus!

     

    Only the coolest Dino available in the entire game!

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    I'm so excited! I love the chronicles of RIDsausage and Vin Diesel made that story so awesome! 

    Very happy he is a big part of WC now. It's like you guys were created by my desires. Pet dinosaurs, anime, sandbox, beauty, lore....🥰

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    1 minute ago, spiritpaw said:

    chronicles of RIDsausage

     

    😆 the forums word filter got a little exited there.

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    Ark 2 since it’s on a very modern game engine, wildcard should remove structure & turret limits on the future official pvp servers on pc.

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