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New  Rollercoaster Tycoon  Confirmed For Nintendo 3DS
New Rollercoaster Tycoon Confirmed For Nintendo 3DS
September 7, 2011 | By Mike Rose

September 7, 2011 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Atari has confirmed that the next installment in the Chris Sawyer-originated RollerCoaster Tycoon series is coming to Nintendo 3DS next year.

In development from Florida-based studio n-Space, it's the first time the series has been available on a handheld console. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D is a brand new game, rather than a port of a previous title from the series.

The title will include many of the features from previous titles, including the "Coaster Creator" option, while also introducing new elements such as "Coaster Story," which will use tutorials and park challenges to create a narrative story.

Additionally, players will be able to select "Park Sandbox mode," which provides action more similar to the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon titles. There's the added option to share your parks with other players.

Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari, said in a statement, "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D marks the return of one of the most popular game franchises and delivers an innovative, robust and unrestricted theme park simulator to the next generation of Tycoon fans."

Last year, Sony Pictures Animation, the studio behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, picked up the movie rights to RollerCoaster Tycoon, and plans to adapt it into a live-action/CGI hybrid film.

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Martin Crownover
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At first I wasn't too excited about what will probably end up being kind of a gimpy iteration of . But then I realized how awesome being able to ride your own coasters in a 3D view would be... so I might have to pick this one up if it gets decent reviews, when it's out.

Tiago Raposo
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After seeing Atari's lazy job on Test Drive Unlimited 2, I too lost faith in their vision of "franchises". I really hope they can get the real spirit of the game, otherwise it will just be another "I know it's not the same, but look, it's called Rollercoaster Tycoon"! game.

If they pull it of right, though, this could be a great time-waster.

Ryan Sizemore
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I'm really hoping this turns out to be good, I loved RCT as a kid, and riding my own coasters in 3D will be awesome.

I like the idea of sharing parks, but what I really want to see from Atari is to be able to take control of a guest and be able to run around the entire park in first person and not just on coasters, and let my friends do the same.