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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Finally Making Its Way to North America

by Ariel Ruff - September 4, 2012, 12:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

It seems that Atari is committing to an October launch

Atari announced today via press release that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D will be hitting store shelves on October 16, 2012.

The game was originally set for an early 2012 release, but suffered a slew of delays on Atari's behalf, pushing it back almost a full year.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D, developed by n-Space (Heroes of Ruin, Geist), is a continuation of the long-running theme park management simulation. Aside from the 3D visuals, the title will offer a story mode, the ability to ride coasters in first person, shareable roller coasters via StreetPass, customizable coasters, and more.

Atari Announces Launch Date for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D

Atari Announces Launch Date for RollerCoaster® Tycoon 3D
One of the best-selling PC franchises of all time comes to Nintendo 3DS™ on Oct. 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES - Sept. 4, 2012 - Today Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced that it will release RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3D on Nintendo 3DS™ on Oct. 16, 2012.
Developed by n-Space, RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3D marks the return of one of the world's most popular game franchises and delivers an innovative and robust theme park simulator to the next generation of Tycoon fans.
Since its inception in 1999, Chris Sawyer’s original RollerCoaster Tycoon and its sequels have captivated audiences with a gaming experience that put a whole new spin on the world of theme parks.  Now, 12 years later and with over 11 million units sold, the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise makes its debut on a portable handheld for the first time ever.
New features exclusive to Nintendo 3DS include:

  • An entirely new gameplay mode called “Coaster Story,” which blends tutorials and park challenges into a cohesive and entertaining narrative and offers players tons of special unlockable content
  • A first-person view for coaster rides that fully immerses players with the innovative 3D display exclusive to Nintendo 3DS
  • The ability to freely customize the design of roller coasters and theme parks with the use of a stylus and the touch-screen interface
  • Just like at a real theme park, take a snapshot of yourself on a ride and share it with your friends
  • Gyro sensor allows players to look around their theme park by simply tilting their Nintendo 3DS
  • Create the ultimate coaster and easily share it with friends through StreetPass™
  • Invite your Mii Plaza™ friends to your theme park
For more information about RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D, visit Facebook at facebook.com/rollercoastertycoon.


KlonoahedgehogSeptember 04, 2012

I'm okay with this.  ;D  Roller Coaster Tycoon is one of my favorite franchises so of course i'm picking this up at day one.

StrikerObiMike Sklens, Podcast EditorSeptember 04, 2012

Oh cool, I'll finally get to review it. Only been waiting since like... March.

Glad0sSeptember 04, 2012

Man, I hope this doesn't suck. Didn't it get a terrible review for Nintendo Power, or some such?

TJ SpykeSeptember 04, 2012

LOL, I thought it was out since GameSpot had it listed as released last week. What is up with Atari? The developer confirmed that they finished the game way back in February.

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