After months of delays and no word coming out of the developers, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3DS has finally gotten its OFFICIAL release date. Starting October 16, Atari will admit guests and allow you to build and trade parks via StreetPass. Europe and Australasia will get their turn on October 26, 2012. From the RollerCoaster Tycoon press release:
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
So now that we know when the official RCT3D release date is hopefully this means we’ll be hearing something about RCT4 soon! Join our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the latest RCT news.
Also, check out this really cool video called “RollerCoaster Tycoon in Real Life.” It starts innocently enough but when one of the little guests complain then things go downhill quickly. The feel and frustation of playing a Roller Coaster Tycoon game have been perfectly captured.