ARK: Survival Evolved’s VR spinoff, ARK Park, just received a new trailer and screenshots during the China Joy event, one of Asia’s biggest video gaming events. The game, which was announced back in 2016, was described as a VR experience in which players would be allowed to explore multiple interactive attractions showcasing life-sized holographic dinosaurs, giving players the opportunity to learn about these creatures that they’ve only read about and seen in books and summer blockbusters.
The new trailer however shows a more tower defense combat system, with players actually fighting against and killing dinosaurs (presumably after you learn about the creatures, you THEN kill them). Snail Games’ describes the game as:
The new trailer revealed a first look of the tower defense combat system in ARK Park. After players collect enough resources, unlock engrams and forge their weapons, they can head out to defend the attacks of raging dinosaurs. Players enter the world, first arriving at the Space Station, where they will customize their avatar and choose between single and multi-player experiences. They’ll participate in a multiplayer tour, so they can share the visceral gameplay and the thrill of witnessing dinosaurs up-close and personal.
An extension of the ARK: Survival Evolved franchise, ARK Park takes players on a pre-historic journey where they can battle, play with, tame and learn about more than 100 creatures from the ancient era. ARK Park aims to be the most true to life realization of a virtual reality attraction, filled to the brim with fascinating Jurassic creatures and adrenaline pumping gameplay. ARK Park will launch in Q4 2017 on the three leading VR platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.