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Famitsu print ad - RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures has been available in Europe and North America for awhile now, but it only just recently hit the Switch in Japan. I don't know that the game really did all that well anywhere it released, but perhaps it can find an audience in Japan.

Japanese Switch eShop preloads for April 3rd, 2019 (price, file size, release date, language support)

Cards or coasters?

Want to know which Switch eShop games in Japan are now available to preload? We've got the latest batch detailed for you below!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Legacy of the Duelist:Link Evolution

- ¥3,240
- 1.4 GB
- April 25th, 2019
- supports English

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures

- ¥5,760 (regular price ¥6,400)
- 1.2 GB
- May 16th, 2019
- supports English

Atari Brings Iconic Theme Park Management Series to Nintendo Switch with Release of RollerCoaster Tycoon® Adventures

NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 13, 2018) - Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon® Adventures is now available on Nintendo Switch™ in North America. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is the first game in the RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise available on Nintendo Switch. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures brings the legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon® series into the next generation — combining classic RollerCoaster Tycoon gameplay with brand-new twists, all customized for Nintendo’s unique console. AtGames is the distribution partner in North America.

“We are delighted to release our first Nintendo Switch game today with RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is a fully-featured, brand-new entry in Chris Sawyer’s beloved RollerCoaster Tycoon series. Thanks to the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, new and seasoned tycoons can play anytime and anywhere.”

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is the latest entry in one of the best-selling and most cherished franchises in PC gaming history. RollerCoaster Tycoon was created by legendary game developer Chris Sawyer and first released on Windows PC in 1999. The series quickly became a fan favorite for gamers. Nvizzio Creations, developer of the critically acclaimed mobile title RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch™, returns as the developer of RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, bringing an exciting and accessible new twist to the world of RollerCoaster Tycoon.

In RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, players have three distinct game modes to build their entertainment empire — Adventure Mode (a spin on the classic Campaign mode), tricky Scenarios and the open Sandbox. Over 120 wonderfully wacky rides, restaurants, and shops ensure parks burst with eye-catching action, and the intuitive coaster builder lets players create wild, death-defying coasters with ease. Four unique themed environments, along with water and terraforming options, ensure every park is distinct and exciting. A streamlined simulation and game economy allow players of all ages and skill levels to build the park of their dreams. Play it on your TV or on-the-go — becoming a RollerCoaster Tycoon has never been easier!

Key Features include:

Exciting Game Modes: Create outrageous parks in three different fun-filled modes - Adventure, Scenario, and Sandbox.

Choose Your Own Adventure: A first for the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, Adventure Mode’s brand-new Event System makes every park unique. You’ll have to make tough decisions when presented with park events, ensuring that every playthrough of Adventure Mode is a compelling new Tycoon story.

Customize and Personalize Your Park: Pick from over 50 vivid colors to customize rides, roller coasters, shops, and restaurants. Transform your park by adding a pre-made path, foliage, and river tiles. Build your incredible parks in one of four distinctive locations — Alpine, Moon, Canyon, and Tropics!

Thrill Rides: Place seven types of fully customizable roller coasters in your park — Wooden, Steel, Winged, Hyper, Inverted, Dive, and Accelerator.

Intuitive Management System: Streamlined management and easy-to-use tools make RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures the most accessible entry into the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise and a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch.

Attractions Galore: Choose from over 120 wacky rides, restaurants, and shops for your park — from the humble Merry-go-Round to the death-defying Roto-Drop — all featuring advanced shaders and effects.

Gameplay Flexibility: Use either Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ controllers or touchscreen controls to play the way you want. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures runs at 1080p when in TV mode and 720p in handheld mode.

Developed by Nvizzio Creations, RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is now available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch for $49.99 USD. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is rated E for Everyone for Comic Mischief. For more information, visit www.RollerCoasterTycoon.com, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @RCTAdventures.

Atari explains why they chose Switch for RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is the latest installment in the long-running franchise, and it's exclusive to Switch. Wonder how Atari came to that decision on exclusivity? In an interview with DualShockers, Atari explains the move.

As with most of our publishing peers, we saw the potential of the platform shortly after the Switch launched in 2017. The ability of users to have a handheld device with lots of power to run more complex and engaging games was an obvious draw for Atari – add the market trajectory to the mix, and it became an easy choice.

Atari details the new features of RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, and what their focus was with the game

Will RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures be the game to bring the franchise back into the good graces of fans? Only time will tell, but Atari is hoping so. In an interview with DualShockers, Atari Senior Producer Mark Perloff talked a bit about what makes this latest installment new and fresh, and also touched on what the focus was during development.

“Chris Sawyer created an extraordinary, indelible franchise with RollerCoaster Tycoon. Each game brings its own unique twists, and so with RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures we’re offering some new and exciting features we think players will really love. One example is our brand-new Adventure Mode. We took the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon campaign mode and added a “Choose Your Own Adventure” twist.

As players build their parks, they’ll occasionally be prompted by a text pop-up with a tricky decision to make, which can have long-lasting ramifications on their park. Let’s say an inspector comes to your park, demanding a look at your rides. Do you let him in and risk a fine if things aren’t up to code, or send one of your mascots to distract him and hope he looks the other way? These decisions can negatively or positively affect the success of their park, and the branching paths of each decision ensure that each trip through Adventure Mode will be a totally new experience.

With RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures we focused on creating an accessible and fun entry point into the series – a game that a young player, or someone new to the franchise, could jump into easily. We believe the game has a good balance between accessibility and depth, giving players of all ages and skill levels something they can sink their teeth into.”

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures - another round of gameplay

Adventure and family fun await! Build over 200 wacky rides, coasters, shops and more.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures does not have microtransactions, DLC being discussed

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is hitting the Switch soon, and you'll be happy to know that microtransactions aren't part of the deal. In an interview with DualShockers, Atari's Mark Perloff flat-out denied the presence of microtransactions. That said, he did say the team is looking into DLC.

“No microtransactions. This is a premium game, through-and-through. For DLC, the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise has a great tradition of awesome expansions, so that’s definitely something we’ve been talking about. For now though, we’re focusing on the base game.”

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures - another round of footage

Adventure and family fun await! Build over 200 wacky rides, coasters, shops and more.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures - launch trailer

Build, Customize and Share Your Greatest Park Creations for the First Time Ever on the Nintendo Switch Console. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is available now for Nintendo Switch.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures - file size, language support, controller support, and more

We have a few more details on the upcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, due December 13th, 2018. Check out the info below.

- requires 2GB of space
- supported languages include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch
- no multiplayer
- supports Save Data Cloud Backup
- supports Switch Pro Controller

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