Tribes: Ascend™, SMITE™, and Global Agenda™ All Playable at PAX Prime 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA - Aug 15, 2011 -- Hi-Rez Studios is excited to unveil Tribes: Ascend™ and SMITE™ at PAX Prime 2011, and to preview new content for the award-winning Global Agenda™.  Visit the Hi-Rez Studios booth (#252) to meet development team members and to play all three games.

Tribes: Ascend is a new generation of the sci-fi online multiplayer shooter.  Tribes: Ascend, scheduled to begin Closed Beta in September, features jetpack enabled FPS combat, fast-paced skiing and vehicles, combined with teamwork and strategy.

  • Join us for the first public hands-on with two brand new Tribes: Ascend maps:  Bella Omega and Katabatic.
SMITE , scheduled to begin Closed Beta in late 2011, features gods vs. gods on an online battleground.  SMITE begins with familiar Defense of The Ancients-inspired mechanics of lanes, waves of creeps, turrets and jungle.  In SMITE however, the camera is locked at eye-level as in a third-person action game.  You engage in session based arena combat as a mythical god and control your character via WASD rather than clicking on a map so the combat is action oriented and visceral.
  • Join us for the first public viewing and match play of SMITE.  Play Zeus, Odin, Anubis, Kali, Ymir, He Bo, plus two new gods to be announced prior to the show.
Global Agenda is a squad-based, futuristic third-person Shooter MMO and was the first title to launch as free-to-play on Steam.
  • Join us for the first preview of the upcoming 1.5 Recursive Colony content update for Global Agenda including new Open Zone questing content and instanced co-op missions.
"With Global Agenda we've demonstrated our vision for AAA free-to-play titles," says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. "Innovative, Polished, Balanced and NO pay to win.  Our approach will be the same with Tribes: Ascend and SMITE and our dev team is excited to give PAX attendees an early hands-on experience with these games."

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment.  In February 2010, the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda.  Hi-Rez is currently developing other competitive online games including Tribes: Ascend  and SMITE.  For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com  


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