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ARK Park

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Snail Games USA
Developer: Peacock Studio
Release Date: March 22, 2018

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'Ark Park' (ALL) Free Pterosaur Hill DLC Coming Late June

by Rainier on May 22, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT

ARK Park is a VR experience that will transport players to a futuristic dinosaur theme park where they can watch, learn about, and interact with more than a hundred Jurassic-period creatures and dinosaurs while they explore the park.

Designed from the ground up as a realistic dinosaur theme park simulation, ARK Park allows players to freely traverse the grounds without any restrictions whatsoever. There’s no set plot or schedule to follow; you can choose how and where to go next at all times – exploring the prehistoric park at your own pace.

ARK Park allows HTC Vive, PSVR, and Oculus Rift users to interact with the majestic creatures last seen in the popular action-adventure survival game ARK: Survival Evolved – fulfilling the dream of meeting living, breathing dinosaurs “face-to-face” through a series of exquisite VR-powered theme-park attractions. While ARK: Survival Evolved focuses on hunting and taming dinosaurs, the new ARK Park VR experience will give players the opportunity to truly appreciate and understand dinosaurs in their natural habitat.

Set in the Jurassic era, ARK Park is an interactive experience that will fulfill anyone’s dreams of entering a world where living, breathing dinosaurs are still roaming the earth. Players will participate in a multiplayer tour, so they can share the visceral gameplay and the thrill of witnessing dinosaurs up-close and personal. ARK Park aims to be the most true to life realization of a virtual reality attraction, filled to the brim with fascinating Jurassic creatures. Everything showcased in ARK Park is designed to be as realistic as possible to enhance the educational benefits of the experience.

Snail Games announced that the first DLC for its recently released multiplayer VR game ARK Park will be available by the end of June – and it’s free!

The “Pterosaur Hill” DLC is built around the concept of flight. Three new maps are included: Mountain Lake, Crystal Sky Lift, and Aviary. In addition to using land-based vehicles, players will now get to: float in a hot air balloon overseeing Mountain Lake; ride the Crystal Sky lift, where they can soar through the clouds; and gaze upon the majestic nest of Quetzalcoatlus – the largest prehistoric flying creature – in the Aviary.

As players progress through the DLC, they’ll meet more than 10 different new species – including the hawk-like Meganeura and the several-meters-long Arthropleaura millipedes. On the dinosaur front, “Pterosaur Hill” will feature the Diplodocus, Pachyrhinosaurus (a.k.a. “Pachy”), Compsognathus (a.k.a. “Compy”), Therizinosaurus, and Gallimimus. – among others. Players interested in learning about ancient creatures can pick up their gene-scanning gun once again and add to their collection!

Air Superiority
Air battles are a key component of “Pterosaur Hill.” Players will be able to hop on a Pterosaur to show off their excellent air combat skills – then traverse the treacherous Death Canyon to find the nest of a fire-breathing dragon. “Pterosaur Hill” also features new weapons and items to spice up combat. For instance, players will be able to equip a Tachi sword to slash away at overly aggressive dinos (the precursor to the katana) and a powerful shotgun perfect for dispatching large numbers of enemies.

Pterosaur Hill will be available for free to all current ARK Park users by the end of June (PSVR might take a couple extra weeks). 

Powered by the Unreal Engine 4 and a blend of real-life imagery and 3D textures, ARK Park delivers an incredibly engaging, immersive experience that’s sure to shake up the VR entertainment market.

Key Features:

  • Explore a variety of maps without a linear storyline.
  • Collect eggs and incubate them to raise your own little dinosaurs.
  • Find materials such as Dinosaur DNA and trade them to craft useful items and more powerful weapons.
  • Defend the park and its vital technology from rampaging dinosaurs across 6 distinct levels!
  • Revisit the dinosaurs from the popular title ARK: Survival Evolved.
  • Play with voiceovers and subtitles in English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).

ARK Park is on the HTC Vive (SteamVR and Viveport), PSVR ($49.99), Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets for $39.99.


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