Cartoons based on popular video games are as old as video games themselves. Anyone remember the Captain N, Pole Position, Super Mario Bros. or Zelda cartoons in the 80’s? Have I just dated myself way too often? While the concept of an animated adaptation isn’t a new invention, it certainly seems to put a lot more effort and talent into modern entries to make them as mature and respectable as possible.
For example, check out the four-minute trailer for the upcoming ARK: The Animated Series. Based on the popular survival game, this 2023 show focuses on a group of humans (featuring the voice talents of Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Butler, Russel Crowe, and David Tennant) who fall into a primeval realm populated by long-extinct beasts.
And if that’s not exciting enough, Studio Wildcard has also announced its launch ARK: Survival of the Fittest on Steam. This battle royale slash real-time strategy game pits 60 players (and their dinosaurs) against each other. While the studio is charging players for the new game, this was quickly noticed survival of the fittest is still a “prototype” and not complete.
https://massivelyop.com/2022/12/27/ark-promotes-its-animated-series-launches-spin-off-battle-royale/ ARK promotes its animated series and launches spin-off Battle Royale