Atlus Races TrackMania®DS Into North America This March

IRVINE, Calif. - November 19, 2008

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it has secured the North American publishing rights for TrackMania®DS, the most heart-pounding stunt-filled racing game ever to burn rubber on Nintendo DS™. Master over 100 high-flying courses, use the powerful track design system to make your own stages, and then challenge friends to race your twisting, winding creations. Feel your pulse quicken as you thrust into a loop. Brace yourself as you fly off a ramp to the heavens. The thrills never cease, the possibilities are endless. Dream it, design it… Drive it!

TrackMania DS is scheduled for release on March 17, 2009, with an MSRP of $29.99.

For more information about TrackMania DS, visit the official website.

About TrackMania DS

TrackMania DS is the most heart-pounding stunt-filled racing game ever to burn rubber on Nintendo DS. Over 100 tracks geared for blazing fast racing action - each loaded with daring jumps, thrilling loops, crazy ramps, and a host of other insane stunts - are just the start. Players have access to the most powerful portable track design system ever, giving TrackManiacs total freedom to create the most over-the-top race courses imaginable and offering practically unlimited value. TrackMania’s "Coppers" reward system gives you credits for completed races which can be used to unlock new tracks, new car paint schemes, and most importantly, new parts to use in making the tracks of your dreams. The more you race, the more you can do! With single and multi-card local wireless multiplayer support for up to four players at a time (and eight players via hot-seat mode), in addition to the ability to share and race on each others’ custom tracks, TrackMania DS is the most feature-filled stunt racer for Nintendo DS™!

Key Features

• Spectacular, stunt-filled 3-D racing— Zip around dizzying loops, take soaring jumps, and speed across ramps and rails in more than 100 official tracks. Three types of vehicles provide different driving challenges in race and time trial play modes.

• Infinite new track possibilities— Start with your stylus and a 360 degree rotating camera, and build the track of your dreams with more than 150 design blocks that include checkpoints, turbo boost pads, and loop-the-loops. Share with friends via local wireless connection and you’ll never run out of new tracks to race on.

• Compete with friends in local wireless— Up to four can play together with one cartridge in Single-Cart Download Play, or race on any track—official or custom—in Multi-Cart Play. Up to 8 compete in Hotseat mode.

TrackMania DS has been rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB.

About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Odin Sphere, Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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©2008 - 2009 Nadeo and Focus Home Interactive. All rights reserved. TrackMania, Nadeo, Focus Home Interactive and their logos are marks or trademarks of Nadeo and/or Focus Home Interactive. All other copyrights or trademarks are the propriety of their respective owners. Developed by Firebrand Games Limited. Licensed to and published in North America by Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Ben Karl, TriplePoint

(415) 955-8531

benjamin@triplepointpr.com

Aram Jabbari, Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

(949) 788-0455

aram@atlus.com 


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