Ark 2 Lets Me Live My Fantasy of Having Vin Diesel Fight a Dinosaur
Ark 2 was revealed at The Game Awards tonight. It chronicles Vin Diesel as a dinosaur-fighting man who is absolutely furious and wants to pacify a T-Rex.
In what was perhaps the most ludicrous trailer at The Game Awards, Studio Wildcard revealed a Vin Diesel-filled trailer for Ark 2. This trailer was all over the place. At first, I was certain it was going to be a Turok reboot. Then I was hopeful that this was some kind Ong Bak-like prequel to the Riddick franchise. And, while I would have loved either of those games, I’m very intrigued to see what Studio Wildcard does with this sequel. Give the trailer a watch below.
Once I realized this was an Ark game, I was personally hoping for a single-player spin-off. After all, if you’re getting Diesel involved, you have to assume there’s going to a focus on narrative. That said, the team confirmed on Twitter after the trailer that it will continue to be an online multiplayer sandbox game. It’s not what I’m looking for, but I’m willing to give it a chance. I’ve always been intrigued by Ark‘s premise, but never really gotten into it. Now, that Vin’s in though, it might finally be the time.
Of course, if you’ve watched the trailer you’ll also note that there’s an Ark anime coming. It looks fantastic and includes some big names in its voice cast. Gerard Butler, Jeffry Wright, David Tennant, Elliot Page, Karl Urban, Russell Crowe, and others join Vin Diesel a star-packed cast. No word just yet on where this will be available, but I expect we’ll hear more soon.
In fact, Studio Wildcard announced that they’ll drop more details tomorrow. So check back then to see what’s coming down the Ark 2 pipeline.