Atari Crowdfunding a New RollerCoaster Tycoon Game for Nintendo Switch

Atari has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bring the RollerCoaster Tycoon series to the Nintendo Switch.

The company is looking to raise between $10,000 and $1.07 million to bring a new game in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series to the hybrid console.

RollerCoaster Tycoon for Switch is being positioned as an entirely new game in the series tailor made for the handheld. The goal is to make full use of its docked and portable features, and will have exclusive features developed by Nvizzio Creations, the folks behind RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch.

Here’s the full details on the Switch version, via its StartEngine page:

The kind of addictive gameplay embodied by the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise is a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch, which is why we’ve selected this console as the landing spot for the newest entry into the franchise. But, to understand the true potential here, you also need to understand the accelerating popularity of Nintendo’s game-changing new console.

Nintendo is estimating that it will have sold over 14 million Nintendo Switch consoles by the end of its fiscal year in March 2018. The popularity of the Switch has caused Nintendo to revise its revenue forecasts for the current fiscal year to $1.06 billion, up almost double from what it projected at the outset. This has driven Nintendo’s stock up nearly 75% in 2017, and is also driving Nintendo’s current estimates for over 50 million Switch games having been sold by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2018.

RollerCoaster Tycoon and Nintendo Switch: The Perfect Fit

The unique properties of the Switch — which combines standard console functionality with mobile capability — make it a natural home for a franchise like RollerCoaster Tycoon. We can only imagine how much gamers will enjoy building their own theme parks on Nintendo’s wildly popular console.

Some of the upcoming key features include:

  • Multiple Scenarios – Complete tricky objectives with specific time limits and other constraints.
  • Sandbox Mode with Various Landscapes – Create the park of your dreams with unlimited time and unlimited resources.
  • Tycoon Career Mode – Expand your park and grow your Amusement Empire.

In the months ahead, this Switch version of RollerCoaster Tycoon will begin development, and your investment can make it possible!

Brandon Orselli


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