The Game Awards 2020 gave us many pleasant gaming news, but none was more exciting for survival MMO fans and those who play Studio Wildcard’s ARK: Survival Evolved. The big news is, a sequel has been announced, alongside a new TV show!
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!
As Wildcard’s President of Creative Convergence, Diesel will act as an executive producer of ARK II, where he stars as Santiago, a fully rendered hero protagonist, as well as EP of the newly announced “ARK: The Animated Series,” where his character will cross over from the video game.
“I’m having a lot of fun playing ARK and also really excited to join the Studio Wildcard team to develop the story both in game and in the new animated series,” said Diesel.
“An immensely talented actor and producer, Vin is also an accomplished gamer who has played 1000’s of hours of ARK: Survival Evolved,” said Doug Kennedy, CEO of Studio Wildcard. “He understands the game intimately and is providing direct feedback to the development process. With last night’s reveal of the ARK sequel and animated TV series, Vin will be involved with each as we look to expand the ARK franchise even further, now and into the future.”
Coming in 2022, 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 awakens 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.
Check out the trailer below:
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