Ark: Survival Evolved now has one other large season cross so that you can purchase into. There’s some profit to buying now, however the extra notable content material drops start in December with the primary a part of Ark: Genesis – a meaty growth with new creatures each cute and fearsome, and new biomes taking us to absolutely the extremes of cold and warm.

The first map is ready inside some form of simulation, and it’ll function volcanic, icy mountain, and oceanic biomes, every of which convey their very own new creatures to the sport. Probably the best is the enormous sea turtle, which will be each tamed and used as a platform to construct a base. It’ll even throw out an oxygen bubble to maintain you respiration underwater.

Other new critters embrace a giant siege dinosaur which generates its personal swimming pools of magma and may shoot that magma as an AoE assault on enemies. There’s additionally a cute little fuzzy man within the snowy space, however he’ll rework into an enormous werewolf-like monster if he will get ahold of sufficient Element materials.

If you’re eager to pre-order, you’ll instantly get entry to a brand new beauty robotic pet referred to as HLN-A. Once Genesis correctly lands, HLN-A will function a mission-giver that’ll push you alongside the expansions extra directed story.

You can see a tease of all the brand new stuff within the trailer above, or get extra element within the developer livestream (helpfully damaged down at Eurogamer).

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The Ark: Genesis season cross is accessible on Steam for $34.99 / £27.79 / €29.99. Part one in every of Genesis launches in December, whereas half two is ready for an much more obscure “winter 2020.”