Ubisoft announces that TrackMania 2: Canyon, is now available via digital distribution from the TrackMania Website, offering the next installment in Nadeo's PC online racing series. Here's the launch trailer, and here's word:
After a successful multiplayer beta that saw players from 83 countries participate and create 3,000 racetracks in just two weeks, Trackmania2 Canyon is now ready to be unleashed to gamers all over the world!
Trackmania2 Canyon builds upon the successes of the previous game with updated graphics, realistic racing features and an expanded network infrastructure, while maintaining the intuitive gameplay, captivating racing modes and familiar community instruments that made the series so unique. Trackmania˛ Canyon is the first title to be released on Maniaplanet®, the new gaming system that gives players access to innovative and enjoyable online games.
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Anyone know if there are any different game modes? The previous installment was sort of like a sandbox racer which was very fun. But aside from some GUI improvements and a new setting, I'm not sure what's different?
Edit: Here's some info I found on the difference in mechanics...
"As someone who spent far too much time with Trackmania Forever's Stadium environment and F1 inspired cars, getting use to Canyon's new handling system takes some time. Vehicles in previous iterations always held a hefty weight -- as if all four wheels were planted firmly to the road -- which gave them a sense of durability and solidity that typified Forever's style.
Canyon holds its own identity though, and cars are far more agile than they have been before; they're light, nimble, and they still offer a satisfying sense of traction with the tarmac. They're also top heavy and prone to toppling over in inexperienced hands. It's a welcome trade-off though, as with vehicles now lighter, Trackmania 2 is a much faster game, and vehicles always feel like they're only just under control, and could spin out at any moment."
This comment was edited on Sep 14, 2011, 17:10.
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