Press Release

Tribes: Ascend Heads to Steam and Expands Localization

By Stacy Jones -

Hi-Rez Studios continues its bid for world domination with Tribes: Ascend. This week Tribes: AscendÂ’s latest update adds the shooter to the Steam free-to-play list and comes with localization options for German, Portuguese, Brazilian and Russian players. In addition, the latest update also adds two new maps, including a port of the Stonehenge map from classic Tribes along with more weapons and item changes.

Visit the Tribes: Ascend page on Steam to download the game.

Free-to-Play Tribes: Ascend Now Available On Steam

Update includes new maps, new features, and localized game client for Germany, Brazil, and Russia

ATLANTA - June 27, 2012 -- Hi-Rez Studios, independent developer of AAA free-to-play online games, today announced that Tribes: Ascend has launched on ValveÂ’s Steam service.

The fast-paced, free-to-play multiplayer shooter has received a strong critical reception from the gaming press, including EditorÂ’s Choice awards from PC Gamer, IGN, and Gamespy, and 10/10 scores from review sites worldwide including Eurogamer and Ausgamers.

Tribes: Ascend has over one million registered users, and the move to Steam, combined with international servers and language support, will expose the title to millions more worldwide.

Says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer, “We’re very excited to partner with Valve and deliver the World’s Fastest Shooter to the world’s largest gaming community.”

The updated version of Tribes: Ascend available on Steam will introduce a new Capture The Flag map called Stonehenge and a new Team Deathmatch map,as well as first-person spectator mode to support the growing Tribes competitive community. The game is also being localized to support German, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. Beta versions of these languages are available in the latest patch, with final versions and support for additional languages on the way.

About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In 2010 the company released their first title, the squad-based shooter MMO Global Agenda.  In April 2012 the company  released the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, billed as the WorldÂ’s Fastest Shooter.  Hi-Rez Studios is  is now developing the upcoming action MOBA game SMITE.  For more information visit or contact [email protected].

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