Who Needs GTA 5? Carnival Games Announced For Switch

There’s no denying that Carnival Games has sold a ton of copies – almost 10 million according to 2K Games. It was a major hit over a decade ago on the Wii, and I suppose there’s bound to be some demand for a version on the Switch. Still, we can’t help but be disappointed to see third parties take a page out of the Wii strategy book with Nintendo new console. That’s because people bought the system for “core games” like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2. Perhaps L.A. Noire didn’t perform up to expectations?


2K today announced Carnival Games®, the next entry in the popular franchise that has sold-in over 9.5 million units worldwide, is coming to Nintendo Switch™ for the first time on November 6, 2018.  Built from the ground up for Nintendo Switch, Carnival Games is fun for the entire family and can be played alone or with up to four players simultaneously, leveraging the unique accessibility of the console’s Joy-Con controllers.  The game features 20 exciting and re-imagined games in four unique alleys that can be played at home or on the go, alone or with family and friends.

Like a real-life county fair, Carnival Games allows players of all ages and experience levels to enjoy classic games like ring toss (“Post Master”) and alley ball horse racing (“Roll-R-Derby”), as well as brand new attractions like drone racing (“Light Speed”) and cosmic bowling (“Cosmic Strike”).  Four uniquely themed alleys – Jungle Lane, Saturn Station, Vulture Gulch and Nuts & Bolts – provide a different look and feel for the games within them.  Players have the chance to win tickets by playing any of the 20 games and redeem them for new games and outfits for their customizable carnival guest characters.

Carnival Games will be available on Nintendo Switch for $39.99 on November 6, 2018.  Developed by Mass Media Games, Carnival Games is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information on Carnival Games, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and visit http://www.2K.com/carnivalgames.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).




Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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