SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 16, 2007 – Much to the excitement of theme park lovers of all ages, LucasArts today announced the arrival of Thrillville: Off the Rails, the sequel to the #1 original family game of 2006. The game, which mixes outlandish roller coasters and wacky mini-games, adds a new lighthearted story and amps up the family-friendly mix with 20 new death-defying rides and incredible "WHOA Coasters."
Thrillville: Off the Rails allows players to build and ride their own creations, talk and joke with all of their guests, and play dozens of carnival games. Off the Rails lives up to its name with rides so outrageous, they inspire the same word from every park visitor who sees them: "WHOA!" They leap from one track to another, launch through the air like cannonballs and blast through burning rings of fire.
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, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Games for Windows and, with the help of developer DC Studios, Nintendo DS.
From coaster building with complete customizable design and construction to hopping from one of 34 playable multiplayer mini-games to the next, Thrillville: Off the Rails allows players of all ages to experience the visceral fun of interacting with a theme park they create, as well as other players and park guests.
More information about Thrillville: Off the Rails can be found at http://www. thrillvilleofftherails.com.
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, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2 system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) 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 and 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 and 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