Ubisoft has today announced that ShootMania Storm, their latest fast-paced first-person shooter, is now available worldwide for PC. The new title brings an easy to access but hard to master strategy to the table but also have on offer the chance for players to get directly involved through foray of user-created maps, game modes, graphic assets and videos through some quite powerful tools.
To help us judge the fast-paced shooter we enlisted Nate "NachosJustice" Lawrence to discover just how competitive Ubisoft's latest title could be, and whether it will sink or zoom through the large list of already well-established first-person shooters.
Despite ShootMania’s simplicity, it did still feel like being thrown into the deep end when starting the game, with little guidance as to what I should be doing outside of clicking through the various menu ‘stations’. ShootMania loads quickly, alt-tabs like a champ and is a fantastic example of a game that can take five minutes to learn, but countless hours to master in its addictive gameplay formula.
Taking their open beta process a step further Ubisoft and Nadeo's eSports-centric shooter ShootMania Storm has now made its way to Steam, continuing to test the title ahead of an April 10th 2013 launch.
Steam users can opt to either pre-order the game at a limited-time 10% discount, or download the demo for free access to current open beta proceedings, both on the game's Steam page.
ShootMania Storm is revolutionizing the multiplayer FPS by adding a community dimension and unlimited replayability. Developed by the Nadeo studio, renowned for community racing game, TrackMania, ShootMania Storm boasts quick-fire matches and epic battles, where only your talent will distinguish you from the crowd.
Ubisoft has sent word that sign-ups have now opened for the closed beta is now open and will be accepting registrations from now until July 2nd. The announcement from Ubi specifically uses the words "To guarantee your registration key" in its instruction, so it sounds like anyone that wants in should be able to make the cut by heading over to shootmania.com and submitting their info.
ShootMania Storm is the upcoming PC-exclusive first person shooter from Nadeo, the Paris-based developers of Trackmania, and the latest promotional trailer for the game gives off a very Quake 3 vibe. Check it out below.
Ubisoft and French developer Nadeo -- best known for their Trackmania arcade racing games -- have released the first trailer for their upcoming first-person shooter, the PC-tailored Shootmania: Storm:
For the first time in its history, Nadeo have decided to bring to FPS what made TrackMania such a phenomenon: its unique competitive spirit and a sense of fun.
In conjunction with the online competitive multiplayer, ShootMania Storm will also feature extensive map editing capabilities, allowing players to customise, design and share their creations across the community, using the soon to be released, upgraded ManiaPlanet 2.0 gaming system.
The debut trailer doesn't actually show any first person gameplay, but Nadeo maintain that the footage has been created "using only game tools" and we'll even forgive them for the dubstep because it looks like a lot of fun.
Watch the video below (or here for the HD option), swing by our game page for some screenshots and head over to the official site if you'd like to sign up for a chance at their upcoming beta test.