2K Play Expands Carnival Games Universe with Launch of Carnival Games MiniGolf for Wii

October 20, 2008

2K Play Expands Carnival Games
Universe with Launch of Carnival Games MiniGolf for Wii

Original Carnival Games shipped
over 2 million copies; Carnival Games MiniGolf targets growing family gaming

2K Play today announced Carnival
Games MiniGolf for the Wii is now shipping to retailers throughout North
America. Carnival Games MiniGolf was built from the ground up to take full
advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wii Remote. The title was developed
by Cat Daddy Games, the 2K studio that created the original Carnival Games,
which has now shipped over 2 million copies worldwide.

“Carnival Games connected with the
Wii audience on three major counts: fun for all age groups, innovative use of
the Wii Remote and the entire family made time to play together, “said Steve Lux,
vice president of business development for 2K Play. “In Carnival Games MiniGolf
we’ve expanded the franchise by combining familiar characters, traditional
miniature golf fare and action-oriented gameplay, creating a brand-new family
gaming experience.”

Carnival Games MiniGolf features
over 25 larger-than-life holes spanning nine theme park style courses. While
attempting to maintain par in Adventure, Challenge and Trick Shot modes, gamers
should expect to be walking the plank in Pirate’s Delight, having a showdown in
the Wild West, riding a pterodactyl in Prehistoria, shooting ghostly ghouls in
Spook-O-Rama, jiving to jungle beats in the Amazeon or playing with wizard golf
balls in Fairytella.

Additionally, Carnival Games
MiniGolf is designed for up to four players and includes a “friendly diversions”
feature that allows players to humorously distract their opponents, although
loudly ringing a cow bell is unlikely to result in any sportsmanship awards.
Players can win over 100 usable prizes, including custom clubs, wacky wearables
and special golf balls. For the first time, they will be able to save their
winnings, as well as the characters they create, to their Wii Remote and take it
to a friend’s house to play and prize swap.

Carnival Games MiniGolf for Wii has
a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated E for Everyone. It is supported
by a national marketing campaign including TV commercials on Nickelodeon,
Cartoon Network, Discovery for Kids and ABC Family. The game trailer is featured
in the Nintendo Holiday DVD which is now in distribution at major retailers
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