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Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Frontier Developments

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'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Official Website Launched

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will take the series to new heights with brand new features including 3-D graphics, giving players complete control of views around the park, and a front seat to the action with a new Coaster Cam(TM) feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will also feature new gameplay elements that fans have been asking for - including diversity of guests, added group behavior and improved guest AI - and many other new features which build upon the fun and addictive nature of the original game.

The site has been localized in five languages for Europe - English, German, Spanish, French and Italian - with additional links to the US and Australian sites.

Designed by Diplomatic Cover, the site is available as a full singing and dancing Flash site and as a lean and mean stripped down version, designed to accommodate virtual visitors regardless of connection speed or system spec. Hosted by one of the memorable in-game characters, the pumpkin-headed park entertainer, the site features a wealth of detail about the game, including the people, park themes, the huge variety of rides available, fireworks, how the day-night cycles work, the weather, and more.

A huge number of screen shots, gameplay videos, and of course the fully playable demo, are all available to download from the site. Visitors can sign up for regular email updates, while the community section plays host to many of the great RollerCoaster Tycoon fansites and offers a downloadable fan kit for those wanting to start their own. Alternatively, guests can sit back and enjoy the first hand taste of the Coaster Cam in action, and see if they don't feel just a little bit queasy!

"The website gives a brilliant technicolour snapshot of the fun to be had with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3," said David Walsh, Managing Director, Frontier Developments Ltd. "There's loads of useful information about the game, and the downloadable demo lets potential entrepreneurs have a taste of the action first hand."

Amongst the numerous innovations packed into RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, it is the first game in the series rendered in full dazzling 3D and where proud theme park bosses can ride their vomit-inducing and gravity-defying creations from a first person perspective.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for personal computer is released across Europe on November 5. Download the demo from the official website at www.rollercoastertycoon.com.


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