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Hi-Rez Studios Announces Tribes Successor

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Perhaps the world’s greatest jetpack shooter franchise is returning.

Global Agenda developers Hi-Rez Studios have revealed today the multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend, via a very uninformative teaser trailer. This is not the first Tribes game that Hi Rez has been attached to, as they were the same company that announced Tribes Universe, a Persistant Action-MMO, back in October.

When asked on the company’s commitment to the two titles, Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris had this to say:

Before Halo, before Modern Warfare, and before Battlefield, there was Tribes. Tribes fans appreciate the game’s essence – athletic FPS combat combined with teamwork and strategy. As we began development of Tribes Universe, we focused first on capturing that essence – refining and modernizing iconic elements like jetpacks, skiing, and vehicles. We’ve had tremendous fun play-testing and realized the potential of a multiplayer focused title ahead of Tribes Universe. The community has been waiting for a multi-player shooter that is the modern successor to T2. Tribes: Ascend is that game

Tribes: Ascend will be available as a digital download on PC and Xbox Live Arcade later this year. The announcement trailer is below:

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