ARK: Survival Evolved rolls with the new Doedicurus

The world of ARK: Survival Evolved needs more 'roly poly' creatures, so Studio Wildcard is introducing a new armadillo creature to the primal survival game.

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The perilous world of ARK: Survival Evolved has gotten its share of giant creatures, both of the reptile and primate variety. Now it looks like the game is getting a new creature that resembles something closer to an armadillo.

The Doedicurus is a four-legged creature with a hard shell on its back for protection. It serves mainly as protection against predators, since it will retreat into its shell if threatened. However, that also makes it an ideal mount and players can actually utilize a "shell-charge" move to roll around the world as a nature's most dangerous bowling ball.

In addition to the Doedicurus, Studio Wildcard has also added a Spray Painting item for today's update. This will allow players to claim territory and label stuff that's theirs. A new "Plant Species X" will also appear for farming purposes, which can be grown to protect your base from hostile spores.

For more on the Doedicurus, check out the video below. ARK: Survival Evolved is currently on Steam Early Access with a 2016 release planned on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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