Apr 16th, 2013

The UK-based studio Frontier Developments have announced that their first project for the Wii U is a roller coaster business management sim, similar to Rollercoaster Tycoon that gained popularity in the late ’90s. The game is called Coaster Crazy Deluxe and will feature various theme park rides to generate interest and keep the business going without major incidents.

Frontier Developments was the developer for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, so the studio is well-versed in how to make a themepark sim work. The studio has stated that the game will make full use of the Wii U GamePad, including the ability to use the stylus or the analog sticks to build your coasters. The game also features the ability to flick the GamePad upward quickly to eject the Crazies from the coaster, signifying that Frontier knows one of the funnest parts of roller coaster development is watching your creation fail horribly.

Currently no price or release date has been set, but we’ll keep you up to date on this exclusive Wii U eShop title.


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  • Ford Crews

    Wish they had added 3d support to the wii, games like this would have been awesome in 3d.

    • Nintedward

      Assassins creed 3 on Wiiu has 3D support. You can even view it in 3D on the gamepad with the right glasses.

      • angel

        prove it, make a vid, cause i havent heard this one

          • angel

            thanks for the article but i think the 3d effect was part of the port of the ps3 when they ported it to the wii u, so far what i read the 3d sucks and it is using 3d effects that hurt ur eyes and probably damage them, i concluded this by also reading the article that Arthur Jarret posted and made some research about the 3d effect, it would probably be better if it were compatible with 3d tv but in fact i will not be getting one until they have perfected it instead of making my eyes hurt after a hour of gaming, hopefully someone does a review of this using a 3d tv and if it works just like the ps3

        • Arthur Jarret

          It’s true: http://www.geek.com/games/assassins-creed-3-proves-the-wii-u-gamepad-can-display-3d-1529519/

          But seriously – every HD output device can potentially display 3D, just put both images side by side – set side by side setting on your 3D display device and presto – 3D!

          For 3DS video this does work a bit differently, as a 3DS movie file actually requires two seperate video streams (one for left eye, other for right) – but it’s easy to convert a side-by-side 3D blu-ray for it (you need to cut it in 10 min. bits though, as the 3DS won’t read any video files longer than 10 mins.

    • D.M.T

      Wii U supports 3D dude but it’s not something that Nintendo focuses on. Most people do not own 3DTV’s so yeah it’s not a focus.

      • Ford Crews

        Thought I had read they were hdmi 3.0 only, which most 3d tv’s don’t support. I have a 3d projector, and a game like this would rock in 3d, while I don’t like playing games in 3d, something like this where you are just sitting back riding a coaster you built or others built would totally rock.

  • I can roll with this 🙂

  • Nintedward

    It’s amazing what a new console can do for your enthusiasm.
    Towards the end of the DS and Wii my love for games was starting to wilt. Same with PS360 , Except for the odd MUST BUY game on all of those platforms.

    Since the 3DS and Wiiu came out , I’m just so enthusiastic about gaming again , that even a roller coaster game like this on Wiiu looks interesting.
    3DS + Wiiu = gtfo everything else 🙂

    • D.M.T

      We have a lot in common Nintedward. First of all, we had similar names, I was Nintendawg and you are Nintedward.

      Second, I feel the same way you do. The PS3 and 360 turned me into a casual gamer. I only bought the MUST BUY games on those consoles and I wasn’t excited for other games.

      Every since the Wii U was announced, I became really excited again. The Wii U has made me into a hardcore gamer once again. I want to own most Wii U games, I want to start a collection of Wii U games.

      The only things we don’t have in common is that I don’t care about 3DS like you do. I lost interest in handhelds after I sold my PSP and I never bought a Wii because I wasn’t impressed with that console but Wii U is 600 times better than Wii 😀

      • Nintedward

        We’re both awesome , so yes. We do share that for starters! 🙂

        Why no love for 3DS bro ? it’s like the best platform out atm , no joke.

  • D.M.T

    I love how Wii U is slowly becoming the perfect console for indie developers but my Wii U is not supposed to become an indie console. i know the main games are coming but i seriously cannot wait for E3.

    Oh and btw can Ashley or another mod explain to me why they deleted my comment about Michael Pachter? Worst things have been said about that man. I didn’t even curse so I was being nice.

    • Alex

      I believe they are trying to hid bad things about Pachter which would explain a lot since he is a dumb fanboy.

  • Arthur Jarret

    The gamepad is sure making gaming interesting again… I can’t wait
    to see what someone would think off next. RTS with the gamepad? Yes,

    A real-life CCG game using NFC, where you can watch
    battles play out fully animated using a free downloadable title? Uh, no
    thanks – I’m not rich enough for CCG collection (would still be cool,

    An interactive movie experience like Heavy
    Rain, but with full control of the camera by moving around with the
    gamepad? Yes, please – just keep the plot holes in your socks.

  • Steven Scott

    getting this day 1 I loved the RC Tycoon games I still play all 3 of them

  • val berger

    Not that I’d buy that game, but it’s an interesting example of developers examining thedifferent genres that are possible to create on a home console due to the Gamepad’s abilities. Maybe that’s the most ignored yet biggest strength of the WiiU. You could easily bring a Real time strategy game out on that console that would actually make fun. And I’m obviously not talking about Pikmin here, which of course makes fun too, but still is very focused on traditional console controls. Superthrilling what developers are gonna achive when they keep following that path. Why are little indie-devs always the ones, taking the risk of implementing really edgy ideas? It needs a bunch of games like this until a huge studio would dare to create something that original and I think that’s kinda sad. OK, Nintendo would try stuff like that out too, but that’s it 😉

  • Micks610

    Am I the only one who has it for IOS ?

    • Rick van der Linde

      Nope, I also have this freemium game #54832 😉