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TrackMania2 Canyon release date & beta details

TrackMania 2 will launch on September 14 priced at $24.99. A multiplayer beta will open on August 17, guaranteeing places for pre-orders.

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The next instalment of Nadeo's delightful create-and-race series TrackMania will launch for PC on September 14, publisher Ubisoft has announced. The run-up to TrackMania2 Canyon's launch will be celebrated with a multiplayer beta.

Pre-orders will launch on August 17, alongside a multiplayer beta with guaranteed places for everyone who slaps their $24.99 down early.

TrackMania2 Canyon will only include the 'canyon' setting seen in previous games, with other tilesets arriving in later releases. It's the first block of Nadeo's ManiaPlanet, an online world built around user-created content. Down the line, ManiaPlanet will expand to include the FPS ShooterMania and RPG QuestMania.

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    August 12, 2011 7:10 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, TrackMania2 Canyon release date & beta details.

    TrackMania 2 will launch on September 14 priced at $14.99. A multiplayer beta will open on August 17, guaranteeing places for pre-orders.

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      August 12, 2011 7:21 AM

      15 bucks?? Damn. I paid like 60 just to import the original game.

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      August 12, 2011 7:25 AM

      Wish it were Stadium or Island, but this'll do.

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        August 12, 2011 8:55 AM

        I don't get this post.

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          August 12, 2011 10:16 AM

          He would prefer the setting to be "Stadium" or "Island" instead of "Canyon".

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            August 12, 2011 11:48 AM

            lol...

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              August 12, 2011 2:25 PM

              I don't get this post.

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                August 12, 2011 2:28 PM

                Sorry... my first reply was about how I don't understand why you'd want old environments in TM2.

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                  August 12, 2011 2:36 PM

                  Ahh, now that I get. Those were the environs I enjoyed most from TMUF and I'd love to seem them revamped for the sequel.

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      August 12, 2011 8:02 AM

      So when with Ubi delay it?

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      August 12, 2011 8:03 AM

      sept 14?? gooood damn my wallet nooooooooo

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        August 12, 2011 9:51 AM

        yah i know... but I must have this!

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          August 12, 2011 9:53 AM

          game developers are conspiring against the wallets of gamers everywhere, u agree????

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      August 12, 2011 9:26 AM

      Are the additional tile sets paid DLC?

      Has Steam been confirmed?

      The first two games were great and this one looks good too.

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        August 12, 2011 9:30 AM

        1. Each new environment/car costs money.
        2. http://forum.maniaplanet.com/viewtopic.php?p=44341#p44341

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          August 12, 2011 9:57 AM

          So they decided against Steam because they were unsure of Valve's future as a company despite acknowledging that the tools were good and would have saved them precious dev time?

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            August 12, 2011 10:20 AM

            Sounds more like they decided against steam because their game is very DLC heavy and didn't like having that part of their game subject to another company's terms.

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              August 12, 2011 10:28 AM

              We are officially in the world of every dev having their own separate content delivery platforms.

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                August 12, 2011 10:28 AM

                Can't wait for that bubble to burst.

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                August 12, 2011 10:33 AM

                I'm trying to decide which defunct studio Ubisoft is going to use to name their platform, but there really isn't a lot to choose from :/

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                August 12, 2011 10:40 AM

                I think in this case it makes a little more sense considering all three games (Trackmania/Shootmania/Questmania) will be linked in some form along with all the other DLC stuff. Though it is a bit disappointing to see that they couldn't figure that out.

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            August 12, 2011 10:22 AM

            Well, that means I won't bother with it.

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            August 12, 2011 11:50 AM

            No. I think what he meant is that ManiaPlanet wouldn't work well with Steam.

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      August 12, 2011 10:39 AM

      I own Trackmania United Forever and played the free version before buying but now there is no way I'm buying the new version. They just got ridiculously greedy. $25 and you get one set, everything after that from them is more $$$. Also it sounds like they are just recycling the same sets from the previous generation. WTF is going on here?!?

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        August 12, 2011 10:41 AM

        Ask them in the forum, there is a thread where they answer questions. I'd like to hear that answer.

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        August 12, 2011 10:44 AM

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        August 12, 2011 10:50 AM

        I think I read it was a one time fee and that you would get the other content for free when it's available.

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        August 12, 2011 10:55 AM

        It's the same setting, but the car is completely different. There's a number of enhancements including custom blocks and better modding APIs. While I wish it was $20, I think $25 is reasonable.

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      August 12, 2011 3:47 PM

      Can't wait, I hope they release more environments at a steady pace :)

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