Paris, France – 4 July 2013 – Today Ubisoft® and Nadeo are pleased to announce the release of the PC racing game TrackMania² Valley, developed by Nadeo, a Ubisoft studio. The game is downloadable through trackmania.com and via Steam.
TrackMania² Valley is the latest in the successful TrackMania series, a racing game phenomenon with over 12 million registered users. Valley is now completing the collection of TrackMania2 titles already available on Nadeo’s ManiaPlanet Plaftform.
Bringing added realism, Valley is a new take on the classic arcade rally racing genre and marks a new checkpoint in the history of racing games. As with all TrackMania² games, Valley comes with a solo campaign, deep multiplayer experience and a world of possibilities in user-generated content thanks to a feature-packed track editor and the flexibility of the ManiaPlanet system.
“Making a racing game, is going the fastest from point A to point B. But to make a solid one, there are many areas to master, such as 3D engine, multiplayer, physics, UGC, gameplay, sounds, graphics, level design and more.
“With Valley, we started five years ago. It was supposed to be the first installment in Trackmania². But our target to get a specific balance between realism and arcade, immersion and fun, was so difficult to achieve that we had to change our mind, take our breath, and make other works. It turned out to be a really efficient move. Today, I hope that the 65 tracks of the solo campaign will demonstrate how well the Nadeo team finally made it.
“For me, Valley is the closest to what I dreamed a classic rally arcade racing gaming could be in modern times. A feel of freedom, fear of speed, immersion and fun. And, I really hope you will all enjoy it,” said Nadeo founder and Managing Director, Florent Castelnerac.
Ubisoft and Nadeo are also happy to announce that TrackMania² Valley, like all ManiaPlanet titles, is available on Steam Workshop, allowing players to share their creations. ManiaPlanet delivers long life cycle games with pure fun and wide diversity thanks to creation instruments enabling players to unleash their creativity. Now, thanks to Steam Workshop integration, players’ creativity will be enhanced even further.
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Founded in 2000 and based in Paris, France, Nadeo is the acclaimed developer of the TrackMania series, gathering over 16 million players from all over the world. With the ManiaPlanet initiative, Nadeo aims at providing the best possible support to the growing community of gamers whether they come for racing with TrackMania², competitive FPS with ShootMania, or RPG with QuestMania, providing all with a unique sense of fun and competition, as well as great tools for user-generated content. More information can be found here: www.nadeo.com.