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Step Right Up! 2K Play Announces Carnival Games for Nintendo DS Now Available

July 9, 2008

Step Right Up! 2K Play Announces Carnival Games for Nintendo DS Now Available

The 1.5 million unit-selling franchise comes to the world’s bestselling portable system

2K Play today announced Carnival Games for Nintendo DS is now available at retailers throughout North America. Carnival Games for DS builds on the fun of the original by taking full advantage of the DS control mechanism. The title was inspired by Carnival Games, created originally for the Wii that has shipped over 1.5 million units worldwide, and was developed by Cat Daddy Games, 2K Play’s wholly-owned studio that created the franchise.

“Carnival Games is a brand that has come to stand for family fun,” said Steve Lux, vice president of business development for 2K Play. “By bringing the game to the world’s bestselling portable system just in time for the summer vacation and travel season, we look forward to expanding the ever-growing Carnival Games fan base.”

Each of the games was designed from the ground up for the system to ensure that Carnival Games maximizes the unique game play modes available on the DS. Gamers employ a frenzied combination of tapping, blowing, speaking and stylus-maneuvering to bring the expansive midway to life. Favorites including Alley Ball, Test Your Strength, Balloon Darts, Frog Leap and Nerves of Steel are complemented with all-new games including Bumper Boats, Clown Bonk, Wild West Showdown, Loud Mouth and RC Raceway.

Players can also explore the Carnival Games midway for the first time to discover hidden games and surprises. The game features a comprehensive customization mode where players can select gender, skin tone, and hair color. Players can win over 65 virtual prizes including an endless supply of Wacky Wearables, such as a pirate’s hat, frog feet, monkey mask and dragon wings.

The title was selected by Nintendo of America to be included in both its in-store kiosk and downloadable demo programs. The launch is supported by national advertising including TV commercials on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, print advertisements and a rich media online campaign.

Carnival Games for DS is now available for $29.99 and is rated E for Everyone.

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