E3 06: LucasArts go to Thrillville

Theme park creator will launch on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox in Q3 2006.

LOS ANGELES--LucasArts has announced that Thrillville will be shown at this year's E3. The theme park creator will be released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox in Q3 2006, and is being developed by acclaimed British outfit Frontier Developments.

The game offers a fully interactive and customizable amusement park in which you can build and ride roller coasters and more than 100 other attractions. You also have to take care of park guests, but you'll be able to unwind with dozens of minigames.

LucasArts promises that Thrillville's building model will be able to use with console controllers. The 75-plus rides include sedate carnival rides all the way up to wooden, corkscrew, and inverted roller coasters. There'll also be go-kart tracks, mini golf, and bumper cars that you can design and then play in four-player party games. You can explore the whole park on foot and chat with visitors to gauge how much they like your park.

The game is on course for a Q3 2006 release and will be shown at this year's E3 in LA, which starts tomorrow.

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tFighterPilot
tFighterPilot

LucasArt's lineup is a bloody joke. I still expect the to jump and say GOTCHA and show us the next game in the Jedi Knight series.

trancejeremy
trancejeremy

Well, it's by the RCT3 developers, so it probably will be RCT-ish. Don't expect a KOTOR3 until next year - NWN2 hasn't come out yet, and KOTOR3 will probably use that engine (much like KOTOR 1 and 2 used the original NWN engine)

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Well sounds a bit like Theme Park or RollerCoaster Tycoon... but I'll keep an eye on it nonetheless.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Well Lucas is atleast not Staying STAR wars exclusive and atleast making other games........ and no MONKEY island:|

Ryan_Patton
Ryan_Patton

I thought Lucasart was going to announce Knight of the Old Republic 3 at E3 2006 but I guess not.:(

Carnage143
Carnage143

lol cant be any worse than Revenge of the Sith.

REVENGEotSITH
REVENGEotSITH

I was being sarcastic. The LucasArts lineup is the worst I've ever seen from the company. Period.

limpbizkit818
limpbizkit818

theme park games are cool. TO bad no 360 version. O well.

Pumper
Pumper

This by the same developers that did RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. Oh and to the guy that said "thanks for the 360 love" - there is no 360 version of this - it's PSP, Xbox and PS2. This should have been on 360 as well, as I love theme park sims.

dreamcastdre
dreamcastdre

Sounds like my type of game. Theme Park is one of my favorites so I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing more about Thrillville.

REVENGEotSITH
REVENGEotSITH

Thanks, again, for the 360 love, LucasArts. Where are the Star Wars games????????

mattdv
mattdv

Doesn't really sound like a LucasArts game, even if they are just publishing.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

sweet news I like thoughs kind of games a lot.