2K Play Announces Carnival Games for DS and Carnival Games: Mini-Golf for Wii

March 11, 2008


2K Play Expands
Its Carnival Games Franchise With
Carnival Games™
For Nintendo DS™ And

Carnival Games:
Exclusively For Wii™


Original Wii
Version of Carnival Games Ships More
Than One Million Copies


2K Play 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 this fall. 2K Play is also
announcing that its flagship
Carnival Games

title has reached a milestone of shipping more than one million units
worldwide, while remaining a top-selling game with a number 5 ranking on the
January 2008 NPD 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 moms, dads, kids and grandparents shows
Carnival Games

as one of the drivers of family game time. 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 portable
system during the summer vacation and travel season. Each 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 midway to life. Favorites such as Alley Ball, Frog
Leap and Dunk Tank are complemented with fresh games including RC Raceway
and Clown Hammer.


This fall, the all-new
Carnival Games:
comes exclusively to Wii. Featuring Carnival Bob™
and characters made popular in the original,
Carnival Games:
is home to larger-than-life, theme park style
miniature golf courses. Whether back in time to the land of dinosaurs,
keeping order in the Wild West or searching for treasure on an island full
of pirates, the game combines traditional miniature golf fare with
action-oriented game play utilizing the unique capabilities of the Wii
Remote™. It is designed for four players and can best be described as “a
hole in fun.”


“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, have true-to-life physics and deliver on the promise of
the original: you can almost smell the cotton candy.”