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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is returning this month with a new edition

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 launched 16 years ago, and this month it's getting a new edition. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition isn't quite a remaster, but it will come with a number of enhancements and widescreen support. It will also be the first time since 2018 that the game has been for sale. 

Developer Frontier and publisher Atari do not have the best relationship, and there have been multiple lawsuits connected to the game. Following a lawsuit where Frontier accused Atari of not paying enough royalties, it was pulled from GOG and Steam, with Atari citing "expiring rights". 

Judging by the imminent arrival of this new version, the rights seem to have been passed to Frontier, but it's not clear why the classic version of the game still hasn't returned. On Steam, there's still a page for it, but there's no option to purchase it and the publisher is still listed as Atari. I've reached out to Frontier to find out if they'll also be returning at some point. 

Frontier says the Complete Edition will feature visual improvements, optimised controls and widescreen support, but no 4K, unfortunately. It will also include both the Soaked and Wild expansions, netting you more than 300 rides, 500 bits of scenery, 60 shops and 20 critters. It's also coming to Switch. 

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition launches on September 24, and you'll be able to grab it on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Fraser Brown
Fraser is the sole inhabitant of PC Gamer's mythical Scottish office, conveniently located in his flat. He spends most of his time wrangling the news, but sometimes he sneaks off to write lots of words about strategy games.