NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrate summer with a wet and wild addition to the most popular Tycoon franchise of all time as Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) today announced that RollerCoaster TycoonÂ® 3: Soaked! has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, one of the best-selling PC games of 2004, RollerCoaster TycoonÂ® 3: Soaked! offers players a completely unique experience, a "virtual summer cool down," by allowing them to create and control their own water parks.
"What better time than summer to introduce our water park-themed expansion pack for our best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise," said Matt Collins, Director of Marketing for Atari. "With its massive water slides and pool complexes, killer whale and dolphin shows, interactive water cannon, roller coasters and spectacular laser and water fountain displays, Frontier has provided RollerCoaster Tycoon fans with a fresh and exciting spin on their favorite Tycoon series that is much more than a typical expansion pack."
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! brings a whole new range of options as players select from more than 50 new rides and coasters, and use the all-new Swimming Pool and Waterfall Designers to easily create shimmering pools, waterfalls, whirlpools and wave machines. Fans can also design performing dolphin and killer whale shows and customizable aquariums. Splash, swirl and 'stir up' your peeps (that's RollerCoaster Tycoon talk for guests) with an all-new interactive water experience.
Developed by Frontier Developments Ltd. of Cambridge, England, in conjunction with Chris Sawyer, the creator and developer of RollerCoaster Tycoon, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! for the PC is available now for a suggested price of $29.99.
Additional information, screen shots, and videos about Soaked! and the rest of the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise are available at http://www.atari.com/rollercoastertycoon .
About Frontier Developments Ltd.
Frontier and its founder, David Braben, have a long association with Chris Sawyer going back to 1987, when Chris first worked on PC versions of the famous "Elite" and "Virus" games. Frontier has for many years used its own cutting-edge 3D game engine on both PC and console titles. The company has a strong track record of creating both innovative 'own-IP' games and original high-quality titles that give a faithful treatment of existing brands. The company's most recent two console games gathered three prestigious BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nominations between them ("Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo" on PlayStationÂ®2, Xbox, GameCube and PC, based on Aardman Animations Ltd.'s multiple OscarÂ®-winning duo; and the novel, award-winning "Dog's Life" published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe on PlayStationÂ®2). Frontier employs approximately 90 people, and has offices in Cambridge in the UK.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test DriveÂ®, UnrealÂ® Tournament 2004, and UnrealÂ® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), Dragon Ball ZÂ® and RollerCoaster TycoonÂ®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext -- ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com .