Game publisher and developer Studio Wildcard recently debuted two world premiere trailers at The Game Awards 2020 that announced Ark II, a sequel to the popular dinosaur action-adventure game ARK: Survival, and ARK: The Animated Series, which will be an original TV series based on the franchise on 2022.
Aside from the announcement of the sequel and TV series, it was their pleasure to announce that actor and devoted ARK fan Vin Diesel, will join Studio Wildcard production team as the President of Creative Convergence.
The sequel will have a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man. They will face the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and 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.
Diesel will act as an executive producer of the sequel and also star as Santiago. He is a fully rendered hero protagonist. He is also the executive producer of the animated series and his character will crossover there as well from the 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.