David Tennant and Madeleine Madden now voicing key ARK characters, and major game content update released

REDMOND, WA – November 7, 2020 – Studio Wildcard is currently hosting its Extra Life 24-hour charity stream with all proceeds directly benefiting children in need. The Wildcard team is proud to be consistently in the Top 10 fundraisers for Children’s Miracle Network, delivering giveaways and big ARK game reveals – this year is no exception!

In the opening moments, an ARK: Genesis Part II teaser trailer was revealed introducing dramatic new biomes, story missions, and exotic creatures coming when it launches March 2021. The highly anticipated expansion pack will also introduce new voiceover talent to the ARK universe with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) playing the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell, and Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of TimePicnic at Hanging RockDora and the Lost City of Gold) taking on the in-game robotic AI companion HLN-A/Helena Walker.

The final confrontation between these two antagonists takes place on a gigantic colony ship traveling through deep space, and players will need to make use of all their ARK skills to succeed. Whether it’s taking possession of enemies via brain-controlling “Noglin” creatures, zooming around doing radical tricks on the skateboard-like Hoversail, or managing & viewing bases remotely with security cameras – among tons of other new items and creatures – ARK‘s largest Expansion Pack yet has game-changing additions for every kind of Survivor. But even with HLN-A’s help, will they be able to put a stop to Rockwell’s demented plans once and for all? We’re about to find out, because The End is Near!

Watch ARK: Genesis Part II trailer

The next trailer reveal, puts a spotlight on the TLC Pass #3 update which brings new abilities and visual refinements for the Stegosaurus and Woolly Mammoth, along with the addition of insect and wyvern breeding, the taming HUD, and more! This free update is now available to all ARK players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Epic Games Store.

Watch ARK TLC Pass #3 trailer

Tune in at until 10AM PST/1PM EST Sunday, November 8 for additional content reveals for ARK: Genesis Part II and boosted rates as the community meets fundraising goals, while the game also continues its Free Weekend on the Steam Store where can hop in and play.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and also launching next week its dramatic Xbox Series X/S Enhancement Upgrade! In ARK players are stranded naked, freezing and starving on a mysterious island, where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive. Use skill and cunning to kill, tame, breed, & ride the dinosaurs and primeval creatures living in ARK. Team up with hundreds of players online or try solo survival in offline play.

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Founded in 2014 by industry veterans Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, Studio Wildcard’s mission is to bring AAA quality to ambitious indie titles that are designed for core gamers. The studio’s hit title ARK: Survival Evolved, has sold more than 30 million copies across all platforms. The team emphasizes direct communication with their active community, implements player feedback into its fast, iterative dev cycle, and provides tools to drive user generated content. Studio Wildcard includes distributed developers across multiple continents, as wherever talented developers reside, Wildcard seeks them out!