Create adrenaline pumping racetracks with TrackMania DS
November 5, 2008
UNLEASH THE INNER ADRENALINE JUNKIE WITH TRACKMANIA DS
3D TRACK EDITOR ENSURES ENDLESS GAMEPLAY AND EXTREME RACING FOR YOU AND YOUR friends
TrackMania DS is an insane arcade style racer that dares players to create their own adrenaline rush as they craft customised tracks for out-of-this-world racing. Corners, loops, speed boosts and skate park inspired design blocks are all available for custom track designing – then blast through it in awesome speed machines. Ascaron and 93 Games will release TrackMania DS on 21st November 2008 for everyone’s ‘inner adrenaline junkie’.
The TrackMania track editor has become infamous in the world of arcade racing and is now finally available on Nintendo DS, providing infinite fun and constantly renewed gameplay. Players are given over 300 construction blocks to work with as they decide if a speed boost propels the car onto a jump, through a ‘loop de loop’ or into a chicane. Up to four players can race on custom tracks using just one game cartridge via the local WiFi connection of the Nintendo DS. Tracks saved to the cartridge can also be freely exchanged with rival racers with an astoundingly fast data transfer function.
“Creating tracks is something TrackMania is famous for worldwide. We carefully ported this unique game feature to the DS, ensuring the experience was faithfully reproduced for handheld gamers. The result is a world class racing game where gameplay is only confined by imagination”, states Alan Wild, International Product Manager at Ascaron Entertainment. “In a sense, the gamer becomes the developer; they create the rush, excitement and extremity of the game for themselves and their mates.”
The Nintendo DS stylus is used to select and move construction blocks, with players given a 3D view at all times. Tracks can be tested in real time, with edit mode a simple click away for ‘makeshift developers’ to continue building and refining their creation.
For a greater idea of the track editor, feast your eyes on the latest TrackMania trailer.
TrackMania DS will be released on 21st November 2008, bringing the extreme racing series to the handheld console.