Ubisoft unleashes ShootMania® Storm worldwide

London, UKApril 10, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft ® and its studio Nadeo announced that the full version of the fast-paced shooter ShootMania ® Storm is now available worldwide on PC digital download, on ShootMania.com, Steam and other digital retailers. To celebrate the launch, live community events are organized all over the world as part of the ShootMania 4 All launch party, while the game confirms its position within the competitive gaming scene with a series of high profile tournaments.

We are really excited to launch ShootMania Storm today”, says Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA VP sales and marketing at Ubisoft. The game has something for everyone from FPS gamers to pro competitors, as well as community tools to stream out to Twitch or make your own customized modes and maps.”

ShootMania Storm is a fast-paced shooter for PC, designed to open competitive gaming to everyone. Easy to access but hard to master, ShootMania Storm is part of the ManiaPlanet platform and ecosystem that gives to gamers the powerful tools they need to create their own experience by building user-created maps, game modes, graphic assets and videos , but also allows them to create and manage their own teams and tournaments, and  interact with the lively ShootMania Storm community.

Launched in Open Beta in February, ShootMania Storm welcomed hundreds of thousands of players on its servers, who created close to 40.000 maps to date, along with dozens of custom game modes. Listening to player feedback, Nadeo opened new creation tools, allowing players to create their own 3D characters or environments, while continuing to improve the core game experience with more content and tweaks.

In celebration of the launch of the game, communities from all around the world are gathering today for both live and online events as part of the “ShootMania 4 All Launch Party”. From France to the US, Germany to Ukraine, Norway to Canada, everybody has the opportunity to take part in the celebration or follow the dedicated livestream. For more information about the ShootMania 4 All Launch Party, check out the dedicated website here: http://www.maniaplanet.com/shootmania4all/

ShootMania Storm is available worldwide as a digital download on PC. Purchase can be made through the game’s official website www.shootmania.com, as well as the UPlay Store, Steam and other digital retailers. For more information about ShootMania, TrackMania and the ManiaPlanet platform, check out the official website at www.maniaplanet.com.

About ShootMania Storm

ShootMania is the second offering from ManiaPlanet, following the successful launch of TrackMania² in 2011. With this new game, Nadeo aims at bringing to the FPS genre what made TrackMania such a phenomenon: a unique competitive spirit and sense of fun, supported by the great community platform ManiaPlanet. More information on ManiaPlanet can be found here: www.maniaplanet.com.

About Nadeo

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 its 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.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011–12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.061 billion euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2011–2013 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nadeo, the ManiaPlanet logo, ShootMania, and the TrackMania logo are trademarks of Nadeo in the US and/or other countries. Nadeo is a Ubisoft Entertainment company.  

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