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Ark 2 stars Vin Diesel murdering dinosaurs

Plus an animated series

Ark: Survival Evolved, the genre-defining multiplayer survival game, is getting a sequel. Ark 2 was announced Thursday during The Game Awards with a new trailer starring Vin Diesel. But that’s not all. The game is also getting a spin-off cartoon with a star-studded cast.

First launched in the summer of 2015, the original Ark quickly became one of the most popular — and lucrative — titles on Steam. The blend of multiplayer survival mechanics, crafting, base building, with raids and persistence has grown a devoted following. Since then it’s arrived on just about every major platform, including the Nintendo Switch and mobile.

Not much is known about Ark 2, but you can expect it to have the same kinds of prehistoric creatures and science fiction themes as the original.

The poster for Ark: The Animated Series features a young woman with a bow riding a duck-billed dinosaur. Image: Studio Wildcard

The bigger surprise of the night was the announcement of a cartoon. Titled Ark: The Animated Series, it will include the talents of Madeleine Madden, Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Butler, Jeffrey Wright, David Tennant, Zahn McClarnon, Devery Jacobs, Ragga Ragnars, Elliot Page, Karl Urban, Malcolm McDowell, Deborah Mailman, Russell Crowe, and Vin Diesel.

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