While ARK is in its development process, it is working with the community to create localization for different regions around the world. Currently the game will detect your computer’s current language through Windows and if ARK has a translation for that language, it will enable it. There are two ways you can get past this.
- Right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam Library
- Go to properties
- Go to launch options
- Add to the string "-culture=en" without the quotation marks
The other option is:
- Right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam Library.
- Select Properties
- Select language
After doing these steps, please launch ARK: Survival Evolved and it should return to English. If this issue still persists, please submit a ticket.