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Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration Expansion Announced


Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration Expansion Announced

Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration Expansion Announced

A new trailer has been released which shows off the new Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration expansion. Before we go any further, I say we make “Survival Evolved Aberration Expansion” a tongue twister. Trying saying it five times fast. I dare you.

Moving on. This expansion takes place in an area where the Ark didn’t quite work as intended. Instead of turning the surface into a lush garden world, it turned everything beneath the surface into a lush garden world. So the above ground sections will be rocky and barren, but below ground, there will be many new biomes. The trailer shows off a lot of these new areas and creatures, including a new pet called a Lantern Pug. I need one.

More exciting than that are the new aerial tools shown off. This expansion will add climbing gear to the game, allowing you to scale cliff walls. You can also craft and place ziplines, and even dive and fly with wingsuits. Aerial raids on enemy forts, anyone? And if wingsuits aren’t your thing, how about dive bombing the enemy on a giant flying invisible lizard? You may need such ridiculous things when fighting the new enemy, the Nameless. I am required by pedant law to point out that ‘the Nameless’ is, in fact, a name. But anyway, they’re a new humanoid race of enemies that lurk in the dark. You’ll spend your time fighting them, or perhaps even taming them. The Nameless Queen can even plant chest-bursting monsters in your foes. Gross, but effective!

Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration will come out on Steam some time this October. It will cost $19.99 by itself, but is also a part of the $44.99 season pass. Along with the trailer and details, Wildcard has released several screenshots.

Christopher Becker is a freelance writer who neatly sums up his interests as "omnivorous cultural consumption." He's a lifelong gamer, an amateur speedrunner, a professional nitpicker, and not a big fan of talking about himself in third person.


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