|“||Our organization is dedicated to guiding the human race. At no other time in the Earth's history has one species dominated like humans do now. It's unhealthy. We're killing ourselves. We're making a new natural order to preserve and save humanity.||”|
Neo Ark, known in the Japanese version as Shambala, is an underground location in Parasite Eve II.
Located in Nevada (presumably in or near the Mojave Desert near Dryfield), it was a missile base constructed by the U.S. government during the Cold War. After the Soviet fall, the base was deactivated and put on sale. The secret organization, ostensibly using a private venture front, purchased the abandoned base and converted it into the haven center for NMC and ANMC research. It is now a secret laboratory that created the Artificial Neo-Mitochondrial Creatures. It is accessed through the abandoned mine and a shelter.
In the Neo Ark, scientists created various types of ANMCs based on various environments on Earth, such the ocean, forest, and desert. They also created the GOLEM defense units. The lab houses various recreated environments to test their ANMCs in, but most of the lab is broken down and falling apart. This allows the ANMCs to roam throughout the shelter unhindered. The lab still has defense mechanisms running and Aya Brea confronts those as well as the ANMCs and the GOLEM defense units.
In the lab, there are notes of what the lab personnel had been experimenting with various organisms. There are various rooms in the shelter, such as the Breeding Room, and the Garbage Disposal Room.
Another major location is another level that is a massive greenhouse structure that is to provide a natural life for the ANMCs to evolve after being created. The greenhouses consist of Aquatic, Forest (with the "Temple of Tlaloc" or "Shrine of Time" modeled after Mayan culture) and Savanna. The greenhouse is constructed as a showcase for the investor so that they can choose the next lifeform they will become. There are also two massive Generators that provide power for the barrier that protects the innermost sanctum of Neo Ark, hiding the controller of these weapons: the new Eve.
There's also another passage as well, large enough for a medium truck. For personnel transport, an electric powered jeep is installed. If Aya can secure the armory key from No. 9 GOLEM, an armory can be accessed. The armory is somewhat automatic with a "vending" machine where Aya can purchase equipment and weapon (strangely with credit accessed via Aya's MIST implant, implying MIST was involved). GOLEM soldier storage and armament facility is also installed.
- "Neo Ark" may be a reference to an inversion of the mythological Noah's Ark story, except now, willing humans are the "animals" on the ark. Noah's Ark is also mentioned by Aya, affirming this.
- "Neo" is a Latin prefix for "new", meaning it can be thought of as the "New Ark".
- "Shambala" is likely a reference to Shambhala.
- Neo Ark contains a temple dedicated to the worship of the deity Tlaloc.