RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 was released around 16 years ago, and now it’s back with a brand-new edition that will launch this month. Don’t get it wrong, though – just because it’s called RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition doesn’t mean it’s a remaster.
However, it does come with a couple of tweaks and enhancements that will definitely spruce up your gameplay. Not only that, but this will be the first time that the game will be up for sale since 2018.
You see, its developer Frontier and its publisher Atari don’t exactly have the best relationship. As a matter of fact, there have been lawsuits filed in relation to the title. After Frontier sued Atari for not paying enough of their royalties, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 was removed from both GOG and Steam.
Now that this new edition is on its way, it’s safe to assume that Frontier was able to get back the rights of the game. However, we’re not quite sure why the original version of the game hasn’t returned yet.
We can see that the game is still available on Steam, but there’s no option to buy it. Also, Steam’s version still shows Atari as the publisher. We’re still waiting for more information from Frontier as to whether or not they’ll take back the original game.
That being said, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition will have feature visual improvements, optimized controls, and widescreen support. Unfortunately, there won’t be 4K support.
Not only that, but this Complete Edition will feature the two expansions “Soaked!” and “Wild!” Overall, these the game along with its two expansions will provide you with 500 items related to scenery and 20 different kinds of animals. Not only that, but a total of 60 stores and 300 rides will be made available to you as well.