"The response to the RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 demo has been overwhelming positive on our site with fans saying the game looks like it may be exactly what they have been waiting for. The magic of the original is there, but this time around we see the park come alive - experiencing the rides first hand, customizing the smallest details, and getting up close to the visitors. The demo gives fans just enough to make them crave more," said Courtney Marchelletta, Head of About.com, a computer sim games site.
In addition to the demo program, the marketing campaign for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 also includes a pre-order program currently running at participating retailers, allowing consumers who reserve a copy of the game to receive a "Coaster Pack" containing three exclusive, professionally designed coasters.
John Wardley, a professional roller coaster designer most famous for Nemesis and Oblivion at Alton Towers in the U.K., designed the pre-order coasters and also served as a coaster design consultant on RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. These coasters are only available though the pre-order program and won't be included in the final version of the game.