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™ and Nintendo DS™ 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™ accessory is also available while quantities last.
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™ ranging from a Walrus Mask to Dragonfly Wings.
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™ 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.