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sfft_2108
10-15-2004, 07:23 PM
BEVERLY, MA - October 11, 2004 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) announced today that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, the highly-anticipated next addition to the best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon(r) franchise, has gone gold and is on target for a U.S. in-store date of November 2nd and a November 5th launch date in territories outside the U.S.

RollerCoaster Tycoon(r) 3, the #1 Tycoon series with over eight million units sold life-to-date worldwide*, is a complete update for the franchise with stunning 3D graphics and the ability to see the park from the eyes of a guest and ride all the rides with the new CoasterCam(tm) feature. The game features amazing crowd scenes with enhanced park guests and characters, over 170 rides including new-to-the-franchise roller coaster types, realistic day and night cycles with superb lighting effects, extensive still-picture and movie-making capability to allow players to share the fruits of their creativity, a Sandbox Mode and many other new features which build upon the
fun and addictive nature of the original games.

In addition, a new Fireworks MixMaster(tm) lets players create pyrotechnic masterpieces and synchronize them to music using pre-set in-game songs or selections from their own music files. And, as with all the other customizable elements like exchanging rides and people, in RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, players will be able to trade firework shows with other players.
In addition, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will also include the ability to assign music from the player's own library to rides in the park, import roller coaster designs from previous games in the franchise, and features various weather effects.

(Thanks Blues News)

sfft_2108
10-16-2004, 10:25 PM
I thought some of yall would care. Guess not? lol. I am just suprised that, it went gold already.

James
10-16-2004, 10:40 PM
i have been past the place where RCT is made.. when RCT2 is comeing out they had big signs says "RCT 2!" and it showed DejaVu..

Chris L
10-16-2004, 10:40 PM
Um. I'm not a big PC gamer, but what does it mean when a game goes "gold," especially one that hasn't even been released yet.

bk2004
10-16-2004, 10:59 PM
/\ It has already sold over eight million copies. Some places (like Amazon) sell it in advance and ship it out when it is released. So I guess it means a lot of people have pre-bought it.

Wes
10-16-2004, 11:02 PM
8,000,000 !!!??!!!

So, is Gold in Software 500,000 units?

I know Gold in Video sales is something like 100,000. I'm just curious if anyone knows what Gold status is for software.

Doesn't surprise me that it's gone Gold on pre-sale considering all the buzz it's getting.

HPStormRunner22
10-17-2004, 12:09 PM
I thought when the game went gold is when they are done with the production of it and they just have to copy it and send it out.