, a two-part expansion drop for ARK: Survival Evolved
had some secrets revealed recently, after developer Studio Wildcard
took part in a 24-hour livestream with community and ExtraLife
-- a charity that uses the power of gaming to help children in need.
Part of the livestream were monetary milestones linked to reveals around Genesis, with the event finishing up raising over USD$91,000, a great deal more than the same event also run in 2018 which finished up raising USD$76,630 and 27 cents, for good measure. A great initiative overall, showcasing the power of games, and games communities when a common goal is concerned.
Here's what was released about ARK: Genisis (with links to each video teaser):
TEK Shoulder Cannon Weapon Teaser: With potential dangers in every direction, it’s hard to be aware of what may be lurking around the corner. With the TEK Shoulder Cannon, customize what you perceive to be a threat and let it do the rest!
Fishing Net Item Teaser: If you're looking to fish on-the-go and don't have time to take a seat, the Fishing Net in ARK: Genesis will come in handy. The Fishing Net is a one-time use item that's convenient to capture multiple fish at once, and offers a chance to give you extra rewards in return.
Magmasaur Creature Teaser: Things are heating up in with Magmasaur in ARK: Genesis. With molten fireball attacks and a fiery internal core, this creature is literally a mobile forge.
Cruise Missile Weapon Teaser: Want to send someone a message? With a remote-controlled shoulder missile that can be written on, you’re able to do that quite literally. If that message doesn’t go through, feel free to hop on the missile for a ride and deliver it in person!
Lunar Biome Environment Teaser: The Lunar Biome brings new gameplay mechanics and visuals in ARK: Genesis. Experience a low-gravity biome with a perplexing light cycle and irradiating sunlight that’s dangerous if you’re exposed to it. Adapting to the meteor bombardments and electrical storms will be a challenging, but rewarding experience. It is only in the Lunar Biome will you find the elusive Astrocetus.
Bloodstalker Creature Teaser: Get yourself out of a sticky situation with Bloodstalker in ARK: Genesis. Use its otherworldly ability to produce and excrete sticky vines to swing into safety. Be careful when approaching a wild Bloodstalker as it may reel you in for a closer examination of your bodily fluids.
ARK: Genesis DLC kicks off in January of 2020.