TrackMania DS will offer the same insane speeds, massive jumps, loops, obstacles and other features that made the original TrackMania so popular. Like the PC version of the game, TrackMania DS will also include a built-in track editor, giving players access to hundreds of different design blocks that allow for nearly endless replay value. The game is being developed by Firebrand, who previously worked on the award-winning DS title Race Driver: Create & Race.
"We are very happy with this partnership with Firebrand," said Cedric Lagarrigue, CEO of TrackMania publisher Focus Home Interactive. "Their technology and background guarantee TrackMania DS will be a solid adaptation of the PC game, while also making the most of unique features of the DS. The fact that some members of the Firebrand team are true TrackMania fans definitely convinced us to trust them, and the first results are spectacular."
First launched in 2003, the TrackMania franchise has grown to include TrackMania Sunrise, TrackMania United and the upcoming TrackMania Forever. Much of the series' popularity stems from the ongoing release of free content for the games, including the stand-alone TrackMania Nations, the TrackMania Sunrise eXtreme expansion and TrackMania Original, a remake based on the Sunrise engine that is freely available to TrackMania owners. More information is available at the official TrackMania website.