TrackMania DS allows players to drive at mind-blowing speeds in hi-octane racers on incredible tracks made of jumps, loops, turbo boost pads and other crazy design features. Ascaron and 93 Games will release TrackMania DS on 21st November 2008, providing players with more than a hundred circuits to tear around, in three distinct single-player modes.
The Desert, Rally and Stadium environments have been expertly implemented onto the handheld, ensuring that TrackMania on Nintendo DS pushes the boundaries of the format.
Rally courses require expert handling across dirt paths, asphalt roads and winding, hilly tracks. In the Desert environment players negotiate chain bridges and giant potholes through dusty, stony canyons. When racing in Stadium, the most famous TrackMania environment, it is all about speed and style as cars power-slide and skid around corners at blistering pace.
Each environment has its own vehicle type, delivering three unique styles of gameplay. Rally tracks put players in an ultra light vehicle with immense power and great handling. In the stony canyons of the Desert it’s down to sensitive suspension and handling skills, while the iconic TrackMania car, a stylised F1 racer, is unleashed for players in the Stadium environment.
“If ever a game deserved to be the new craze, TrackMania is that game,” stated Alan Wild, International Product Manager at Ascaron Entertainment. “Words don’t do the game justice… literally. Play it, and you’ll be hooked. Therein lies the TrackMania ethos. This is gaming as it’s meant to be.”
TrackMania DS has been in development for several months by the English studio Firebrand, known for their previous work on titles such as Race Driver: Create & Race for the NDS.
Ascaron's TrackMania DS is currenly scheduled for a Nov. 21, 2008 release in Europe.
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