Tribes: Ascend release set for April

Tribes: Ascend has an official release date of April 12, and Hi-Rez Studios released a parody trailer to mark the occasion.

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Tribes: Ascend has been given an official release date of April 12, Hi-Rez Studios announced today. The free-to-play PC shooter's open beta has been running for a few weeks, and boasts 400,000 participants.

Beta sign-ups are still active, so if you want to give it a whirl before the release date you can still enlist at the official site. The studio also released a parody trailer called "Llama Island" to mark the occasion.

Why Llama Island? Perhaps we should leave the explanation to the Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris. "Tribes is all about speed and movement," he said. "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."

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    March 9, 2012 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Tribes: Ascend release set for April.

    Tribes: Ascend has an official release date of April 12, and Hi-Rez Studios released a parody trailer to mark the occasion.

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      March 9, 2012 8:14 AM

      LOVE IT!

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      March 9, 2012 8:15 AM

      or should i say, i see what you did there...

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      March 9, 2012 8:17 AM

      haha i love the guy coming in fast that just missed the flag

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        March 9, 2012 11:48 AM

        Yeah, best part and ALL TOO TRUE.

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      March 9, 2012 8:19 AM

      So much fun.

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      March 9, 2012 10:08 AM

      Tribes is the worlds fastest shooter, I once went over 300km/hour and got an achievement called "Gone to Plad" :)

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      March 9, 2012 12:11 PM

      This game is fun, addictive, glorious and free. So addicted to it right now

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      March 9, 2012 1:17 PM

      lol great trailer

      ˂3 this game

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      March 9, 2012 1:28 PM

      I love this game, but releasing it with only four maps? :(

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      March 9, 2012 1:52 PM

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        March 9, 2012 2:00 PM

        i like how it makes fun of slow captures and the dead island trailer at the same time.

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          March 9, 2012 2:01 PM

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            March 9, 2012 2:07 PM

            the going for flag voice info is great but i need a goddamn ignore feature for non game related voice spam like the dumbfuck whohoo/shazbot shit.

            they are good with the trailers, the last one was doing a fine job of making fun at llamas and showcasing the speed and mechanics of the game.

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              March 9, 2012 2:20 PM

              Just mute the people that abuse it. The VGS system is a million times better for pubs than voice.

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      March 9, 2012 2:12 PM

      heh

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      March 9, 2012 2:38 PM

      *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP* Hilarious awesome trailer!

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      March 9, 2012 8:01 PM

      VGTG

      I just hope they keep up with banning cheaters

      amazing game

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      March 10, 2012 3:11 PM

      This is easily my favorite multiplayer game released this year so far (going by the official release next month). Its hard as hell to choose at any time whether I'm going to play this or BF3.

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