09:26 AM - April 8, 2008 by Steve_OS
DOWNLOAD NEW VERSION OF AWARD WINNING RACING GAME FOR FREE
TrackMania Nations Forever, the highly awaited sequel to TrackMania Nations, the free downloadable racing game launched two years ago, will be available as a free download from April 16th 2008.
TrackMania Nations has been installed more than 30 million times by players worldwide, becoming a video game phenomenon. The new version, TrackMania Nations Forever, features:
• 65 brand new, progressively difficult tracks
• A new ‘Forever’ version of the Stadium environment
• Engaging multiplayer modes
• A solid solo mode
• A brand new track editor
• Innovative communications between competing racers via PC
Florent Castelnerac, Director of Nadeo studio, explains:
“The PC is the premiere gaming platform when it comes to the number of casual and expert players. To satisfy this wide range of players, we designed the game for everyone instead of trying to focus on the average gamer. We have put a lot of effort into developing the competitive spirit between players in order to present a game adapted to big e-sports competitions, while remaining captivating and accessible to players who have less gaming experience.
Even if you play Nations Forever alone, you can still be ranked in the world, your country, your city or even in your list of friends that you can create by inviting friends to join in a similar way to Facebook or MySpace. It is up to each player to set his/her goals - become one of the best players in the world or just impress friends. These ladders are adapted to everyone and they add ten times more interest to solo or multiplayer modes. Always searching for new ways to add interest and unite an even larger number of players, we explored the possibilities the PC offers as a universal communication platform: for example, a system that allows you to challenge your friends by mail or Messenger. Since the game is free, fun and works on most computers, there is a big chance that many people that you know will play it.
Finally, in terms of creativity, the PC is the only game platform that allows players to easily create additional game content. TrackMania Nations Forever comes with powerful creative tools such as the track editor. We increased creative possibilities with richer, more complete editors while making creation more accessible to a larger number of players with a simplified track editor. Tomorrow, we will see exceptional creations from the four corners of the world that players can exchange freely and easily. It's a tremendous motivation for the entire development team.”
Players of TrackMania Nations Forever will join the extensive TrackMania online community, encompassing players from the free version and the forthcoming retail version, TrackMania United Forever (releasing 23rd May 2008). Nations Forever and United Forever players will be able to compete on the same servers, challenging for the best times on all of the compatible Stadium tracks.
TrackMania Nations Forever will be available for free download from April 16th.