The cyclical nature of the games industry ensures at least three things: the inescapable persistence of annualized franchises, David Jaffe rants, and Dead Island trailer parodies. Tribes: Ascend developer Hi-Rez Studios thinks we’re all due for another fix of the latter. The studio’s newest trailer for its upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter jettisons speed for Giles Lamb’s now-iconic piano theme. Don’t miss the nod at the reverse slow-motion sequence forever associated with teary-eyed zombie victims.
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