Shazbot! New Tribes: Ascend screens are here

Published by Joseph Christ on June 28, 2011

New screens have been released for the upcomming new addition to the Tribes franchise. Announced on March 11, 2011, it's being developed by Hi-Rez Studios as a modern successor to Tribes 2.

Though it will only be an XBLA download only title, it's still great to see the Tribes games coming back for one more go. From the shots below you can see that the general feel of the game seems to be remaining the same, albeit with a modernized touch.  It is also know that both jetpacks and skiing will be making into the new game.

It's a good moment for those of us who cut our teeth on the original multiplayer games.

(update: The game will also be available for PC)

Screenshots and original teaser trailer are found below.


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    oplock
    9 years, 7 months ago

    I grew up on the original Tribes and a driving force that kept it alive was the modding community. There were servers that had all sorts of additional game types with local tweaks to the various weapons, vehicles and items. If they can bring that to the XBox 360, the more successful they'll be.

    Tribes helped define the multiplayer online FPS genre, but I'm not sure it's going to still be a success without something new. Tribes 2 was pretty much more of the same, but better graphics and that failed miserably compared to the original Tribes. I hope that Hi-Rez can succeed where Dynamix failed and bring a unique and fresh online multiplayer FPS experience to a market that's filled with the same old bland modern shooters.

    Tribes emphasized extremely fast paced movement and gameplay. Those jetpacks and "skiing" would get you moving at unbelievable speeds.I can only hope Hi-Rez keeps that aspect in the game.

    BTW, IGN had a new gameplay trailer this past week which looks pretty good:
    http://www.viddler.com/explore/Joystiq/videos/6136/

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    Sickbrain
    9 years, 7 months ago

    XBL download only - big f u to all PC players.

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    Fodie
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Can't wait.

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    Marsh D Teach
    9 years, 7 months ago

    "Shazbot". Hearing that word just sent a wave of nostalgia to me.

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    VagrantHige
    9 years, 7 months ago

    While Tribes never did anything for me I had friends growing up that loved it. Hope it turns out well since they always seemed like pretty good games.

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    Comradebearjew
    9 years, 7 months ago

    I am so going to buy this

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    jon2435
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Played Earthseige 2, Starseige, Starseige: Tribes, and Tribes 2. All good games. I won't say I played the full game of the Tribes: Vengeance. It's OK, but many things didn't work. One notable was the 'ball' fighter, that's just not cool. I want this one to be just as good.

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    Minyme
    9 years, 7 months ago

    never played a tribes game, but i do love multiplayer shooters. Might give this a look

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    Sickbrain
    9 years, 7 months ago

    I never got into Tribes as well. Quake was out 2 years prior to Tribes so I was spending my time mostly playing Quake DM and Quake Team Fortress.

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    Yodaral
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Never tried out Tribes, though I've been playing tons of team based multiplayer first person shooters over the past several years. I might be burned out on them for a while to care.

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    Balancebgm
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Wow, checking out the gameplay vid oplock posted, it looks pretty damn cool. I never played a tribes game before so i'm super interested. Who doesn't love jetpacks like those?

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    SJ_1S8
    9 years, 6 months ago

    I really hope they dial in the physics. Not that i was ever a fan of tribes, just, i hate seeing ports/remakes that should be simple to make at least feel like the original turn out horribly wrong.

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