If you played and enjoyed any simulation-based PC games in the late 90s and early 00s, then you’ve likely gotten your hands dirty once or twice before with the ever-classic RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise. It’s to you folks that Atari is hoping to say, “welcome back.”
For all of you Tycoon virgins out there, prepare for the ultimate time-sink as Atari has officially announced RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The news and trailer above hit the net today through a press release. and most die-hard fans are already jazzed to pour even more of their lives into the creation and management of a themepark.
And, hey, if management’s never been your bag, rest assured that you’ll likely be able to enter the game’s Park Sandbox mode in order to build awesome coasters and remove pieces of track as partons are in the midst of enjoying their ride.
New to the game is the Coaster Story mode, as described by the release:
[Coaster Story] blends together tutorials and park challenges into a cohesive and entertaining narrative. Choose your own player character and set off on a journey around the world to expand your roller coaster empire. As you progress, you’ll unlock tons of unique attractions, themes, amenities and more.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D is being developed by n-Space. You probably know them from their work on Mary-Kate and Ashley’s Magical Mystery Mall… I’m kidding, the studio actually has a great track record when it comes to developing titles for portable hardware. They are responsible for the well-made Call of Duty titles for the Nintendo DS. If there were ever a studio capable of scaling a computer simulation title down from its PC platform to the portable Nintendo 3DS, it would be n-Space.
Alright, RollerCoaster Tycoon fans, does news of a 3DS version of this classic excite you?