RollerCoaster Tycoon coming to the Nintendo 3DS

One of the best selling PC games of all time; RollerCoaster Tycoon is headed to the Nintendo 3DS. Chris Sawyer’s RollerCoaster Tycoon captivated disgruntled Theme Park players since 1999, and with over 11 million units sold, Atari are bringing the game back with 3D gameplay.

“RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D marks the return of one of the most popular game franchises and delivers an innovative, robust and unrestricted theme park simulator to the next generation of Tycoon fans,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari.

From constructing the wildest roller coasters to picking out the perfect spot for your stores and amenities amidst jam-packed crowds, you can finally enjoy the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon experience on a handheld device for the first time ever.

" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>game is promised to not be limited, and players will be able to fully enjoy the coaster construction system, and theme park customisation; features that made the series so popular. Touchscreen controls will allow you to design the most imaginative roller coasters using the user-friendly toolset and a wide array of upgrades and themes.

RollerCoasters aren’t everything, after all, they are not your only revenue at a Theme Park, and this latest title in the series brings the demanding management simulation from the games and compresses it for a challenging but manageable take on the genre for players of all ages.

A new feature to the game will be the ‘Coaster Story’ mode that blends the tutorials and park challenges into a narrative path where you choose a player character and begin your life of a theme park mogul, on your way to greatness you will unlock unique attractions, themes, amenities and more.

Don’t worry, this is not the only mode in the game, as it comes complete with the all important Park Sandbox, allowing you to play RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D in the same way you used to on the PC, where all that matters is your theme park, and how awesome it is, and you will be able to show all your friends how awesome it is too through the network sharing capabilities.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D will be available 2012 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, it will be interesting to see whether it lives up to the legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon series, and doesn’t just present us with a gimmicky shadow of the game, only time will tell.