The 3DS Rollercoaster Tycoon game has been something of a mystery. Initially announced as a 2012 release, it was quiet for most of the year, with developer n-Space offering no indication of an official launch date as recently as July.
The 3DS game features first-person coaster rides, of course, as well as a new "Coaster Story" mode that takes players through both tutorials and challenges wrapped up into a narrative.
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
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