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Tribes: Ascend Announces Closed Beta Start Date

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Hi-Rez Studios has given a release date for their upcoming title, Tribes: Ascend, of November 4.  An invitation only testing event will also include all those who purchase a VIP bundle.

Tribes has been known for fast-paced multiplayer action, with the added twist of jetpacks for a unique shooter experience. Tribes: Ascend seeks to maintain that same level of combat while delivering AAA production values.

The VIP bundle can be purchased on the Tribes: Ascend website, and in addition to beta access, players will receive other perks as well.

Hi-Rez Studios also publishes Global Agenda.

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Hi-Rez Studios Announces Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta Will Begin On November 4.
Invitation-Only Testing Event Will Include All Who Purchase VIP Starter Bundle

ATLANTA. October 12, 2011.  Hi-Rez Studios ( today announced that the highly anticipated Closed Beta for Tribes: Ascend will begin on November 4, 2011.

The Tribes games have been played by well over 1 million gamers and feature fast-paced, jetpack-enabled multiplayer combat.  Tribes: Ascend continues that tradition, delivering speed, verticality, vehicles and stunning graphics as a free-to-play game for the PC.

“Our vision is to deliver a high production, AAA multiplayer shooter that offers a refreshing alternative to today’s slow paced military shooters, while also happening to be free to play.” said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer.  “This holiday season, shooter players can continue to hide in cover and crawl across the ground while playing one of the familiar military-style shooters… Or they can get off their belly, strap on a jetpack and join us in high flying, high-speed combat in Tribes: Ascend!”

The Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta will be invitation only. Interested players can register at

Those wishing to guarantee a spot in the Closed Beta may purchase the Tribes: Ascend VIP Starter Bundle at the game’s official website. The bundle includes automatic admission into all Beta phases, as well as permanent VIP status in the game, a 30-day Booster and 800 Tribes Gold. The VIP Starter Bundle is priced at a 33% discount to list price, as a reward to the game’s early testers.

This initial phase of Closed Beta will include Hi-Rez-managed servers in North America, Europe, and Australia, and will include a subset of content and features planned for the launch release.  Additional information regarding the features included in the initial Closed Beta can be found in the online FAQ.

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