ATARI LAUNCHES ROLLERCOASTERTYCOON.COM
Stunning RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Website is Live in Five European Languages
Downloadable Demo, Breathtaking Coaster-Cam Rides, and Much, Much More
LONDON, UK - 6 October 2004 - Atari has launched the official website for the most eagerly awaited PC title of the autumn, RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 from Frontier Developments. The site, to be found at www.rollercoastertycoon.com, has been localised in 5 languages for Europe - English, German, Spanish, French and Italian - with additional links to the US and Australian sites.
Designed by Diplomatic Cover, the site is available as a full singing and dancing Flash site and as a lean and mean stripped down version, designed to accommodate virtual visitors regardless of connection speed or system spec. Hosted by one of the memorable in-game characters, the pumpkin-headed park entertainer, the site features a wealth of detail about the game, including the people, park themes, the huge variety of rides available, fireworks, how the day-night cycles work, the weather, and more.
A huge number of screen shots, gameplay videos, and of course the fully playable demo, are all available to download from the site. Visitors can sign up for regular email updates, while the community section plays host to many of the great RollerCoaster Tycoon fansites and offers a downloadable fan kit for those wanting to start their own. Alternatively, guests can sit back and enjoy the first hand taste of the Coaster Cam in action, and see if they don't feel just a little bit queasy!
"The website gives a brilliant technicolour snapshot of the fun to be had with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3," said David Walsh, Managing Director, Frontier Developments Ltd. "There's loads of useful information about the game, and the downloadable demo lets potential entrepreneurs have a taste of the action first hand."
Amongst the numerous innovations packed into RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, it is the first game in the series rendered in full dazzling 3D and where proud theme park bosses can ride their vomit-inducing and gravity-defying creations from a first person perspective.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for personal computer is released across Europe on November 5. Download the demo from the official website at www.rollercoastertycoon.com.
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 PlayStation®2, Xbox, GameCube and PC, based on Aardman Animations Ltd.'s multiple Oscar®-winning duo; and the novel, award-winning "Dog's Life" published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe on PlayStation®2). Frontier employs approximately 60 people, and has offices in Cambridge and Ely in the UK.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Unreal Tournament, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Mission Impossible from Paramount, Men In Black, Superman, Matrix, Terminator and Dragon Ball Z).
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