Press Release

Tribes: Ascend Launch Date Announced

By Stacy Jones -

Hi-Rez Studios adds a little humor to their GDC 2012 launch date announcement for the upcoming online shooter Tribes: Ascend with a new parody video. The new Llama Island video parodies the dramatically popular Dead Island trailer that was released last year. But rather than being assailed by a horde of flesh-eating zombies, our hero zigs when he should have zagged while trying to capture a flag. Give it a look after the break.

"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."

Tribes Ascend will officially launch on April 12th, 2012.


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