Later this year, the classic Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise will make a return to form on Nintendo Switch with Rollercoaster Tycoon Adventures. Atari has revealed a lot of new information about the upcoming game, along with some new screenshots and the game’s boxart.
The boxart looks like a vintage-inspired theme park poster, which certainly fits the whole situation. As for the game details, here’s a quick rundown:
Rollercoaster Tycoon Adventures blends the trademark gameplay mechanics from the classic entries of the franchise along with the modern UI of Rollercoaster Tycoon: Touch which has been adapted to fit the Switch’s hardware. Notably, players will be able to use the Joy-Con and/or the system’s touchscreen to build their parks in an intuitive manner. There are 200 attractions to add to your park, 7 rollercoaster types, 4 park environments and 3 different game modes. Rollercoaster Tycoon Aventures will run at a native 1080p in docked mode and 720p in handheld mode, both of which offer a framerate of 30FPS.
Atari has still not yet mentioned when the game is set to release, giving the tentative timeframe of Q4 2018. So, expect to hit the virtual parks on your Switch by the end of the year.
Check out some screenshots:
If you want all the nitty-gritty details, here they are:
RollerCoaster Tycoon® Adventuresbrings the legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon® seriesi nto the next generation – combining classic RCT gameplay with the modernized user experience of the critically acclaimed mobile title RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch™, all customized for the unique features of the Nintendo Switch. Build your entertainment empire in three distinct game modes – classic Campaign, tricky Scenarios, and the open Sandbox. Over 200 wonderfully wacky rides, restaurants, shops and decorations ensure parks burst with action, and the intuitive coaster builder lets you create wild, death-defying coasters with ease. Play it on your TV or on-the-go – it’s never been so easy to become a RollerCoaster Tycoon!
Exciting Game Modes: Create outrageous parks in 3 different fun-filled modes – Campaign, Scenario, and Sandbox.
Thrill Rides: Place 7 types of fully customizable roller coasters in your park – Wooden, Steel, Winged, Hyper, Inverted, Dive, and Accelerator. Use the ride cam for maximum thrills!
Intuitive Management System: Streamlined management and easy-to-use tools make RollerCoaster Tycoon Switch the most accessible entry in the RCT franchise, and a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch.
Personalize your Park: Pick from over 50 vivid colors to customize rides, roller coasters, shops and restaurants.
Park Landscaping: Modify your land with path, foliage and river tiles.
ImmersiveEnvironments: Build incredible parks in 4 distinctive locations – Alpine, Moon, Canyon, and Tropics.
Attractions Galore: Choose from over 200 wacky rides, restaurants, shops and decorations for your park, from the humble Merry-go-Round to the death-defying Roto-Drop, all featuring advanced shaders and effects.
Intuitive JoyCon or Touchscreen Controls give you the freedom to play the way you want.
Seamless play between dock mode and handheld mode lets you play anywhere!
Runs at 1080P @ 30FPS docked, and 720P @ 30FPS in handheld mode.
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