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ARK: Survival Evolved is Coming to the Nintendo Switch With Same Content as PC and Console Releases

With ARK on the Nintendo Switch, you can literally open the door, get on the floor, and walk the dinosaur.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

ARK: Survival Evolved, a game about living, hunting, and surviving amongst dinosaurs in a wild open world, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. ARK is already a huge hit on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, so the arrival of a Nintendo Switch edition isn't a big surprise. It's still kind of cool, though.

ARK for Switch is receiving both a physical and digital release, and we should see it by Fall. A press release distributed earlier today by Epic Games confirms the Switch adaptation of ARK "includes the complete contents and features of the original game; from the massive and mysterious ARK island, to the more than 100 prehistoric- and fantasy-inspired creatures such as the T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, Rock Drake and Reaper."

It's like a grittier, more realistic take on The Flintstones. Oh wait, that already exists.

It's no secret by now that many big triple-A games require a bit of downscaling to run well on the Switch, especially in handheld mode. Some, like DOOM for the Switch, turn out quite well. A lack of care, however, nets you a horrid piece of work like WWE 2K18 for the Switch. Dark Souls for the Switch is looking quite good; let's hope ARK follows down the same sunny path.

ARK: Survival Evolved already has a mobile adaptation, and an adorable Minecraft-inspired spin-off game is getting a Switch release, too. Regardless of how you like your dinosaur sci-fi prepared and served, Epic is willing to accommodate you.

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  • Avatar for Fourfoldroot #1 Fourfoldroot A month ago
    Is this game even close to being finished yet?
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  • Avatar for mrhumble1 #2 mrhumble1 A month ago
    @ NadiaOxford:

    Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boomEdited 3 times. Last edited last month by mrhumble1
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #3 VotesForCows A month ago
    What a sub-header Nadia. Amazing.
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  • Avatar for jandar #4 jandar 13 days ago
    Looking forward to seeing the optimization, when we see the result on One, it's scary. But given the optimization of the game on PC and One, I dare not even imagine in Switch.
    If it's to have something as bad as RiME, no thanks. Unless Abstraction Games is a specialized studio. And there, we can expect the 720p / 30fps thanks to Unreal Engine 4. But as I do not know Abstraction Games, wait & see.


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