Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D (3DS) Box Art and Screens

Do you remember the excellent Rollercoaster Tycoon games on the PC? They were some of my favorite simulation games this side of SimCity. Now Atari is bringing the franchise to the 3DS with Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D. The developer says the game is done, but the publisher is holding the game back. Is this some kind of strange sales strategy? I dunno, but here are some screens of the title. The game certainly doesn't push the 3DS hardware, but here's hoping it looks better in motion. Plus I'd love to be able to ride some of my creations in stereoscopic 3D!


Matt Sainsbury said...

I think this game has been cancelled :( I know Atari did cancel one 3DS project.

Pity, because I love Rollarcoaster Tycoon.

Unknown said...

According to N-Space's latest comment, the game is ready to be shipped. It is complete.

Tom Badguy said...

I remember being really addicted to this game.

Unknown said...

Here's the Facebook message:

Matt Sainsbury said...

It's good to know the game is completed, though I still believe Atari has officially cancelled the project.

After a game's development is finished, a publisher (Atari in this instance) would still need to front up the costs of production, logistics and marketing.

Given that I suspect Atari is in quite deep financial difficulties (it's lost the license to one of its most lucrative franchises in Dungeons & Dragons), I also suspect that Atari will not be willing to spend a cent on a game that's not a surefire hit.

And on the 3DS right now, no third party can expect a surefire hit.

So, as unfortunate as it is, we may well not end up with this game, despite it being completed at the developer end. :(

Unknown said...

That'd be a shame for a dev's hard work to be thrown away like that.