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Atari partners with Mattel to bring Barbie-branded content to RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

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October 19th, 2017 partnership Atari Inc.
Mattel
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Atari partners with Mattel to bring Barbie-branded content to RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

Atari has partnered with Mattel and mobile technologies firm StartApp to bring Barbie-branded content to the developer's game RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch.

The partnership will see Barbie-related restaurants, rides, and decorations available to place in player's theme parks. These will be made available for free in card packs, or can be purchased directly from the in-game store.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is Atari's current flagship mobile title. It has now surpassed 10 million downloads since launching in February 2017.

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“We are excited to partner with Mattel and StartApp to bring fresh in-game branded content to RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch,” said Atari CEO Fred Chesnais.

"By adding new themed content based on Barbie, we're bringing together two highly recognized and beloved brands — one of Mattel’s most iconic properties and the most well-known roller coaster builder franchise — for millions of players to enjoy."

Atari most recently signed a two-game publishing deal with crowdfunding platform Fig. It is unclear which platforms it will be releasing these games on, but given the success of RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch, mobile seems like a definite possibility.

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Ric has written for PocketGamer.biz for as long as he can remember, and is now Deputy Editor. He likes trains.

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