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Pre-Sell Plans for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Demo

Company: Atari
Product: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

Atari has announced a "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Pre-Order Campaign" and demo program, both part of a comprehensive multi-vehicle marketing campaign for the November 2nd launch of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. The pre-order program allows consumers who reserve a copy of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, the highly anticipated next addition of the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, to download three professionally designed coasters that were created exclusively for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. A playable demo of the game will be available for download on Monday, September 27th at www.atari.com/rollercoastertycoon, and on partner sites.

Famous for the "Nemesis" and "Oblivion" rides at Alton Towers Park in England, world renowned roller coaster designer and creator John Wardley designed five roller coasters for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 that are only available through the pre-sell campaign, and won?t be included in the final game. Consumers are able to pre-order RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 at participating retail partners from now until the November 2nd launch.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 features stunning 3D graphics, a CoasterCam that lets players "ride the rides," a Fireworks MixMaster to create fireworks displays, dozens of new rides and themed attractions, a Peep Designer, VIPeeps, a Sandbox Mode, customizable music, and various day and nighttime cycles. Consumers will be able to download a "coaster pack," which contains three exclusive Wardley designed pre-sell coasters. The coaster packs differ depending on where consumers place their pre-order, as outlined below:
  • Dueling Dragsters: A twin-track racing standup-style coaster set in an oasis-style park. Available through pre-orders at all participating retailers.
  • Tesla Coiler: A crazy launched coaster which looks like a giant Tesla coil. Available through pre-orders at all participating retailers.
  • Splinter: A hillside wooden coaster with a lift near the end of the ride. Available through pre-orders everywhere except Electronics Boutique or Gamestop, where the below coasters are substituted.
  • Serpentine: A large inverter (like Nemesis, only bigger) set in a quarry or canyon. Available through pre-orders at Electronics Boutique exclusively.
  • White Palms: A large and fast giga-coaster set over a lake. Available through pre-orders at Gamestop exclusively.

The RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 pre-sell program begins on September 15th at participating retailers. The exclusive pre-sell coasters will be available for download beginning on October 26th, one week prior to the game?s November 2nd in-store date. At the time of registration, consumers at Electronics Boutique, Gamestop and Best Buy in the U.S., and other local retailers worldwide, will receive a pre-sell box. This box will contain a key-code and instructions to unlock and download a "coaster pack" containing three custom-designed roller coasters (as outlined above). Consumers can also pre-order online at EBgames.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and CompUSA.com, and will receive a key code via email to download the coasters.

-Red Dawg, GameVortex Communications
AKA Alex Redmann

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