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Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

3-D graphics give players complete control of views around the park and a new Coaster Cam allows players to ride the roller coasters

Atari announced today that a thrilling new sequel to the stomach-turning excitement of the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise will make its way to store shelves later this year. Roller Coaster 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 feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters. Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is being developed by Frontier Developments of Cambridge, England, in conjunction with Chris Sawyer, the creator and sole developer of the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise.

"We are very excited to be working with Frontier Developments and Chris Sawyer on this completely new version of the blockbuster Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise," said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Atari, Inc. "Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 demonstrates Atari's ability to take an existing franchise to new heights, creating an entirely fresh and exciting entertainment experience for fans and new players alike."

Roller Coaster 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 Roller Coaster Tycoon series is the #1 Tycoon series, having sold more than seven million units life-to-date worldwide. The original Roller Coaster Tycoon game debuted in 1999 and held onto a spot on the PC top 10 best-seller list for 150 weeks.