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Thrillville: Off The Rails From LucasArts

Posted By Mike on December 4, 2007

From Starwars.com:

"LucasArts announced that Thrillville, the videogame where players create and experience the theme park of their dreams, will open its gates for a whole new season in Thrillville: Off the Rails. Featuring some of the most outlandish roller-coaster concepts ever imagined, as well as new ways to talk to park guests and a wider array of carnival games, this October release amps up the family-friendly mix of gameplay that made the original Thrillville such a hit. Frontier Developments returns to create Off the Rails, which will scream onto the Xbox 360 videogame system from Microsoft, Wii home videogame system from Nintendo, PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, Games for Windows and, with the help of developer DC Studios, Nintendo DS."

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Click here for more at Lucasarts.com.

UPDATE: See below for the press release from LucasArts:

Award-Winning Thrillville: Off the Rails
Offers Theme-Park Fun in the ?Off Season?

Unbelievable Roller Coasters and Virtual Acres of Amusement for the Family Are Open for the Holiday Season (and Year Round) in LucasArts? Acclaimed Thrillville: Off the Rails

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ? December 4, 2007 ? With amusement and theme parks around the country shuttered until springtime, LucasArts? Thrillville: Off the Rails is just the ticket for adrenaline-pumping fun that can?t be found in any real-world park.

Recipient of the Editor?s Choice Award by Children?s Technology Review, Off the Rails lets players run the fun in the theme park of their dreams and is the sequel to the No. 1 original children?s franchise of 2006. This perfect holiday gift mixes outlandish roller coasters and wacky mini-games. It also includes a new, lighthearted story and amps up the amusement-park action by offering 20 new death-defying rides and incredible ?WHOA Coasters.? Thrillville: Off the Rails makes imagination the only limitation on what to create in a theme-park setting ? rides and coasters can jump the tracks, fly off the rails and soar to truly impossible heights, violating the laws of physics and letting players explore their thrill-ride dreams.

Promising a fun, accessible theme-park experience for the entire family, Thrillville: Off the Rails, created in association with Frontier Developments, is available on the Xbox 360? videogame system from Microsoft, Wii? home videogame system from Nintendo, PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, Games for Windows and, with the help of developer DC Studios, Nintendo DS?.

More information about Thrillville: Off the Rails can be found at http://www.thrillvilleofftherails.com.

About LucasArts
LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

About Frontier Developments
Frontier employs around 150 people, based in Cambridge, UK, and is one of the games industry's leading independent developers, having built upon the innovative creations of founder David Braben, co-author of the seminal Elite. Frontier is currently developing for Xbox 360?, PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation?2 system, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, Wii? and Windows. Frontier has a proven reputation for original game design and commercial success. It received three BAFTA nominations and several awards for its recent console games Dog's Life and Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo, and scored a Christmas 2004 No.1 position in the USA with its RollerCoaster Tycoon? 3 PC game, which has also been the recipient of various awards and a prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences nomination. Frontier produced two expansions for RollerCoaster Tycoon? 3 in 2005, released by Atari, together with the game of the Oscar?-winning Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, published by Konami in September 2005, followed by Thrillville in 2006, published by LucasArts, which was the No. 1 best-selling original children?s game in the United States for 2006. Frontier is also working on its groundbreaking next-generation action-thriller The Outsider, which promises to deliver a number of gameplay firsts. More information on Frontier can be found at www.frontier.co.uk.

About DC Studios
With offices in Montreal, Canada, Glasgow, Scotland and Bristol, UK, DC Studios is one of the top development studios in the world today. The company is financially strong and is (and always has been) profitable, making it a reliable and dependable partner. The company has worked with clients such as LucasArts, Konami, Ubisoft, HIP Interactive/Arush, ABC, Decode Entertainment, Majesco, In-Fusio, THQ and many others across all current games platforms. Since it was founded in 1999, the company has shipped over 60 titles, including the best-selling Bratz (Ubisoft), Tour de France Centenary Edition (Konami) and The Cat in the Hat for Take 2. DC Studios worked with Majesco on the development of their proprietary GBA-VIDEO technology which has been hugely successful with titles such as Spongebob Squarepants, Yu-Gui-Oh, Sonic X and Dora the Explorer. Online: www.dc-studios.com

LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. ? 2005-2007 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. and Frontier Developments & ? or TM as indicated. All rights reserved. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. ?PlayStation? the ?PS? Family logo and ?PSP? are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo? may be required (sold separately).

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