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Carnival Games coming to the DS, Carnival Mini-Golf for Wii

Posted on March 12, 2008 by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News, Wii

2K Play, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced two new titles as a part of its brand extension strategy for its highly popular Carnival Games series. The new titles include Carnival Games for Nintendo DS, which is scheduled to ship this summer, and Carnival Games: Mini-Golf, an all-new game exclusive to the Wii home video game system, which will debut later in the year. 2K Play is also announcing that its flagship Carnival Games title has reached a milestone shipment of one million units worldwide, while remaining a regular fixture in the Chart Track top five (Wii chart).

“The success of Carnival Games is proof that the casual game market continues to grow,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “We are actively working to expand the 2K Play label and are committed to producing fun, quality games for the mass market, with the Carnival Games franchise paving the way.”

“The consumer response to Carnival Games has been extraordinary,” said Steve Lux, vice president of business development for 2K Play. “The game resonates with every demographic, and the feedback we have received from mums, dads, kids and grandparents shows Carnival Games as one of the drivers of family gaming. Our new games build on the strength of the first title and will promote this growing trend.”

Carnival Games for DS brings the fun of the original to the world’s best-selling handheld system this summer. Each mini-game is designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the DS control mechanism. A frenzied combination of tapping, blowing, speaking and stylus maneuvering brings the now famous Carnival concourse to life. Favourites such as Alley Ball, Frog Leap and Dunk Tank are complemented with fresh, new games including RC Raceway and Clown Hammer.

Later this year, the all-new Carnival Games: Mini-Golf comes exclusively to Wii. Featuring Carnival Bob™ and other characters made popular in Carnival: Funfair Games, Carnival Games: Mini-Golf brings a series of atmospheric, themed, mini-golf courses to life. Head back in time to the land of the dinosaurs, keep order in the Wild West, or search for treasure on an island full of pirates! Carnival Games: Mini-Golf combines traditional mini-golf fun with action-oriented game play, utilising the unique capabilities of the Wii Remote™.

“We work hand-in-hand with Nintendo on the design of our Carnival Games titles to make sure they deliver the best-possible gaming experience for their consoles,” said Harley Howe and Patrick Wilkinson, studio heads of 2K Play’s Cat Daddy Games. “These new titles in our growing Carnival Games franchise are fun, feature true-to-life physics, and deliver on the promise of the original. You can almost smell the candy floss.”

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