Follow-up to Frontier's kid-friendly theme park manager headed to 360, Wii, DS, PS2, PSP, and PC this fall; original Thrillville goes platinum.
Taking a few corkscrews, loop-the-loops, and vomit spills out of its sim-heavy Roller Coaster Tycoon series, Frontier Development scored a mostly unexpected hit last year with its kid-friendly theme park management game Thrillville. Hoping to duplicate that success, LucasArts announced construction was well under way on Thrillville's follow-up, Thrillville: Off the Rails.
Management sims are all about starting small with a mind toward building bigger to attract more crowds. Taking a page out of its own gameplay principals, Frontier has expanded its operations to include the Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and PC, though Microsoft's aging teacup console, the original Xbox, was left off the list. Off the Rails will feature 20 rides, a story mode that includes more than 100 missions, and 34 multiplayer minigames. Slated to arrive this October, Off the Rails has not yet been rated or priced.
LucasArts also sends along word today that the original Thrillville has been added to Sony's Greatest Hits games for the PS2 and PSP, as well as Microsoft's Platinum Family Hits line on the Xbox, and will now retail for $19.99. Thrillville is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older.
THIS GAME LOOKS AWESOME!!!! They have a trailer for it on the website(www.lucasarts.com.) I liked the first one, and I can't wait for the second one!
I've always wanted a theme park game to come to the Xbox 360. Hope it proves quite good. I'm not expecting a masterpiece but still, hopefully should prove good.
I hope they use some controls similar to C&C3 and hopefully not charge a full 60 bucks for a kid game on the 360... am I asking too much, I like to think not
looks like fun, but i won't have enough time to play/pay for it this year, because of all the other great games on the 360.
I really liked the first one for the PSP, and I will definitely buy the wii version of Thrillville. I hope that the Wii versions price tag is 30 bucks or less.
I didn't get the original Thrillville because it was on a last-gen console, but I will definately rent this when it comes out since I'm a big fan of the RCT series.
"Microsoft's aging teacup console, the original Xbox, was left off the list..." looks like the ps3 gets left out as well, and it's still (somewhat) alive.
I may just buythe first one since its only twenty dollars and than pick up the second one if its any good.
I liked the first one. I even still play it from time to time, I would gladly buy the next one to come out. :D
This was a cute game that needs a little more sim in it ,a sequel should be better, i'll buy it again......
I saw a more detailed description on another site, and my god this sounds even more ridiculous then the first Thrillville (e.g, coasters that jump from track to track and through fire, etc..) . Later Frontier dudes.. I guess as a game it may be fun, but true coaster sim fans - be afraid, be very afraid. I'd rather have Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 instead of this pre-teen crap.
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