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When Ark: Survival Evolved stumbled onto the Switch back in 2018, it was borderline unplayable on the hybrid system.

Studio Wildcard is looking to turn this around with Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition - a complete revamp of the original game, rebuilding the title on Unreal Engine 4 and enhancing the functionality, graphics and optimisation.

Unfortunately, if you were excited about the game's September launch, it seems you're going to have to wait a little bit longer - with the developer revealing at PAX West today that the game has now been delayed until October 25th.

Existing owners of Ark: Survival Evolved on Switch will receive this "complete revamp" as a free update. All existing progress and save data will be maintained as well. Here's what else you can expect, along with a look at the development build:

Key new features of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition for the Nintendo Switch include:
- New cinematic story content to further expand the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved.
- Custom server support powered by Nitrado server networks.
- “Young Explorers” Mode: Journey through the epochs in this new educational mode. Explore ARK island to discover & learn about the amazing prehistoric creatures that inspired the game. Appropriate for even the smallest survivors!

Will you be giving this game a second chance when the new edition arrives next month? Comment below.