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New Carnival Games for Wii and Nintendo DS Hits Bullseye and Makes it to Retailers

Limited edition Wii MotionPlus bundle also available while supplies last.

NEW YORK, Sep 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — When shouts of “Go for the Jumbo Prize!” fill the living room and family members young and old playfully vie for midway bragging rights, it can only mean that 2K Play’s New Carnival Games for Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) consoles has arrived. This newest installment of the franchise, which has sold over six million units worldwide, was developed by Cat Daddy Games, creators of the original motion-controlled family entertainment sensation. A limited edition bundle including New Carnival Games for Wii and the Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessory is also available while quantities last.

“There were so many fun and exciting midway games that did not make it into the original Carnival Games, that the time was right to completely upgrade the experience to New Carnival Games,” said Steve Lux, vice president of business development for 2K Play. “With family night growing in importance around the country, we also expanded New Carnival Games‘ multiplayer feature so that up to four players can compete in each of the games.”

New Carnival Games for Wii features over 30 all-new games and attractions, including Pitch-A-Plate, Bottle Stand-Up, Fish Bowl Bounce, Gold Rush Alley Ball and the always frightful Haunted House. In addition, skilled gamers will earn tickets that can be redeemed for over 300 colorful in-game prizes, such as Moon Rocks, Eye-Bots, Decoder Rings and Wacky Wearables(TM) ranging from a Walrus Mask to Dragonfly Wings.

In a franchise first, New Carnival Games is Wii MotionPlus compatible, so players will be tossing coins, bouncing balls, shooting targets and bumping cars with increased accuracy and more precision than ever before. The new multiplayer feature allows for cooperative play and head-to-head competition in every game - enabling kids, parents and grandparents to all play together in games like Lucky Toss, Gone Fishin’ and Speed Bingo.

“The Wii MotionPlus technology results in the striking improvement of New Carnival Games,” added Patrick Wilkinson and Harley Howe, studio co-heads for Cat Daddy Games. “Accurate aiming and throwing make the games more true to the actual carnival experience.”

As families get ready for holiday travel, New Carnival Games is ready to go along for the ride. According to the Bureau of Transportation, the average Thanksgiving long-distance trip is 214 miles, and 275 miles over Christmas/New Year’s. With these holidays just around the corner, New Carnival Games for DS provides an entertaining diversion during travel with new games and special Nintendo DSi(TM) features, including the House of Mirrors and Photo Op, which snaps your picture with the built in camera the moment you win a game for surprising and hilarious reaction shots.

The launch of New Carnival Games is supported by a national “That’s Where the Fun Is!” marketing campaign, including a TV commercial - starring The Barker - with four unique endings. Viewers can vote for their favorite ending on the New Carnival Games‘ Facebook page. In addition, The Barker is featured in a NYC-based Twitter Hunt with prize giveaways and surprises.

New Carnival Games has a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the Wii MotionPlus bundle, $39.99 for Wii and $29.99 for DS. The games are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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Date: September 23, 2010

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