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 releaseRollerCoaster 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, theRollerCoaster 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 atfacebook.com/rollercoastertycoon.

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About Atari, SA

Atari (www.atari.com) is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company.   The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®.  Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.  As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.

Atari has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Paris, and Lyon.

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Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80’s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

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