Hi-Rez Studios Announces Tribes: Ascend Release Date and Releases Parody Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO. March 9, 2012.  Today, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Hi-Rez Studios announced that Tribes: Ascend will be released on April 12, 2012.

Tribes: Ascend is a fast paced sci-fi FPS for the PC that bills itself the "World’s Fastest Shooter."

Supporting the announcement Hi-Rez Studios also released a parody trailer titled "Tribes Ascend - Llama Island."

"Tribes is all about speed and movement," explains Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer. "In fact the community uses the term llama to refer to a player moving too slowly, like a plodding llama.  So this video demonstrates the perils of trying to capture a flag while going too slow.  The outcome is predictable but no less tragic."

Watch the Tribes: Ascend Llama Island video here.

Tribes: Ascend is currently in Open Beta with over 400,000 players participating.  Hi-Rez has announced that all player progress in Beta will carry over to the release build.  Anyone interested in trying Tribes: Ascend can create an account and download the game from  http://www.tribesascend.com, without the need for a beta key.  

View the Tribes: Ascend Focus video here.

Find Tribes: Ascend on Facebook here.

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda. The team is now developing two other AAA free-to-play online games: Tribes: Ascend, the next installment of the popular Tribes franchise; and the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE. For more information, please contact press@hirezstudios.com or visit www.hirezstudios.com.  

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