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TrackMania on Nintendo DS…It's Official! New Video Available Now!

We are pleased to announce with this first teaser video that TrackMania will officially be released in Q4 2008 on Nintendo DS™!

TrackMania, the much-loved series of racing games focusing on fun and frantic racing, now makes its stunning debut on the Nintendo DS. Far from a hardcore driving simulation, TrackMania is based on the fun and spectacular aspects of racing. With TrackMania DS, you drive at mind-blowing speeds on incredible tracks made of jumps, loops, turbo boost pads and many other crazy design elements. Just like the renowned PC version, TrackMania DS will offer an amazing track editor that will let you create your own unique and exciting tracks from hundreds of different design blocks, giving the game near-infinite replay

Watch the TrackMania DS trailer (streaming)

http://www.tm-united.com/player

The official Web site -

http://www.trackmania.com

TrackMania DS has been in development for several months by the English studio Firebrand, known for their previous work on titles such as Race Driver: Create&Race for the Nintendo DS.

"We are very happy with this partnership with Firebrand," said C?dric Lagarrigue, CEO of 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. We believe that the Nintendo DS console is well-suited for more casual games than to realistic simulations, and TrackMania DS, with the fun it brings in solo as well as in multiplayer mode, along with its well-known track editor, should find itself quite a nice place on Nintendo's handheld."

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sports games dedicated to major events such as the America's Cup or the Tour de France.

http://www.focus-home.com

NINTENDO DS IS A TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO.

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Ted Brockwood

Calico Media (on behalf of Focus Home Interactive)

ted@calico-media.com

ph. 503.342.8067

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