PAX Prime 2015: ARK: Survival Evolved Rolls In with Doedicurus

PAX Prime 2015: ARK: Survival Evolved Rolls In with Doedicurus


With its non-stop dedication to bringing gamers new content and more ways to play ARK: Survival Evolved, Studio Wildcard zooms through the ARK island on the newest creature from its voluminous dino dossiers, the rolling, stone-harvesting, shell-shocked Doedicurus. For players who already own ARK, just update your game and search for him in the mountains and occasionally in the grasslands. For those new to ARK, go get the game on Steam.

PAX Prime 2015: ARK: Survival Evolved Rolls In with Doedicurus

The Armadillo-like Doedicurus is a handy creature to have in your stables, as it can efficiently harvest stone on an industrial scale. It also has tremendous defensive protection via its hard shell, to which it will retreat if threatened. Most importantly, when riding it, you can enter “shell-charge” mode and roll through the ARK as a hardened, nearly indestructible ball… similar to a certain blue rodent! This ability is great for rapidly closing the distance towards enemies, or just plowing through them like a bowling ball, making the Doedicurus fun for the whole tribe.

Also in today’s ARK update, Studio Wildcard has added a modern Spray Painting item for rapid bulk painting of Structures, as well as a mysterious “Plant Species X” that you can farm in a crop plot and which will defend your base with vicious stinging spores!

PAX Prime 2015: ARK: Survival Evolved Rolls In with Doedicurus

The most popular open-world Early Access game on Steam, ARK: Survival Evolved brings a new level of depth to the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans and must explore the vast island of ARK to survive. What is the secret to survival?

Developed by Studio Wildcard, in conjunction with Instinct Games, ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in June 2016 on Xbox One via the ID Xbox program, PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam. The game is currently in Steam’s Early Access program and includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!

Here is the latest trailer:

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Source: Press Release