Three years since it’s release, Ark: Survival Evolved is finally getting a sequel, known as Ark 2. Along with that, an animated series based on the game will also be released. It will star Vin Diesel. ARK: Survival Evolved is an adventure survival game developed by Studio Wildcard. In the game, players must survive being stranded on a remote island around dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and most hostile players. The game is played from either a third-person or first-person perspective, and it is usually done by riding on a prehistoric animal.
Studio Wildcard had released a trailer for this new game on December 10th during an event. The trailer shows Vin Diesel’s character, a leader of the tribe joining a young girl looking at an exotic plant before going on a walk around the jungle. The peace moment is then ended when a hostile player with sharp fangs shows up and wreaks havoc. The leader then tries to battle with the player until it gets interrupted by a T-Rex showing up and eating up almost everyone in its way.
The tribe leader tries to fend off both the villains and save the young girl before running away to a safe cave around the jungle. They finally enter the cave as the girl’s tattoo begins to show light, then they look around and see a glowing technological structure. The tribe leader then approaches a tablet and sees that his name used to be Santiago Da Costa. They later go out of the cave to a peaceful and scenic location surrounded by herbivorous dinosaurs.
This game’s release date is still unknown, but it is implied that it might release sometime in 2022.
The sequel game was announced, but at the virtual Game Play awards 2020, there was an animated series based on the original ARK game announced as well, which Vin Diesel will also be a part of. It features an ensemble cast of actors, namely: Gerard Butler as General Gaius Marcellus Nerva, Devery Jacobs as Alasie, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as Senator Lucius Cassius Virilis, Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy and Inception) as Victoria Walker, David Tennant (Doctor Who and Jessica Jones) as Sir Edmund Rockwell, Alan Tudyk (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) as The Captain, Karl Urban (The Boys) as Bob, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld and No Time To Die) as Henry Townsend, Michelle Yeoh (The Mandalorian and Crazy Rich Asians) as Meiyin Li.
They even released the trailer for the animated series coming in 2022:
The trailer describes the show as follows, ARK: The Animated Series follows the story of a magical land. People from throughout human history have been resurrected and live together in this land. When 21st Century Paleontologist Helena Walker wakes up on the Ark, she must learn to survive and find new allies or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords, all while trying to uncover the truth of their strange new world.