Snail Games announced the release of the Asian version ARK:Survival Evolved Online which will be available from January 1, 2017 in the regions on PC includes Japan.
The games based on the Steam version ARK:Survival Evolved PC game but going to focus on Asia (the Snail Games version) and it will be free to play.

The game’s content and system will be the same as in the Steam version but the business model going to change at some parts for the Asian market.
In the ARK:Survival Evolved Online you will play on new severs and you can not play with the Steam version ARK:Survival Evolved players!

On the official website you can already pre-register for the game. Until the release, stay tuned!