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Carnival Games Announced for Switch

Carnival Games Announced for Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2018 / 3,163 Views

2K Games has announced Carnival Games for the Nintendo Switch. It will launch on November 6 for $39.99. 


Here is an overview of the game:

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.

Key Features:

  • A Fun Variety of Carnival Games for Everyone: Like a real-life county fair, Carnival Games bursts with 20 exciting games that you can play over and over. Classic games such as shooting basketballs (“Swish”) and taking down clowns (“Clowning Around”) are joined by brand new attractions like flying drone racing (“Light Speed”) and cosmic bowling (“Cosmic Strike”). With 20 total games across four uniquely themed alleys, there’s fun for everyone!
  • Carnival Games Everywhere: With Nintendo Switch, Carnival Games is a game for everyone and for everywhere. Whether on the big screen or small screen, Carnival Games can be enjoyed wherever you want to play.
  • A Multiplayer Party: Bring your family and friends in on the fun for a true Carnival Games party. Up to four players can participate simultaneously, bumping up the level of excitement and competition in all 20 carnival games.
  • Play, Win, Get Rewards: Play games, win tickets, and trade them in for new outfits for your carnival guest characters. Dress them up to match your style or go wild with wacky headgear, shirts and bottoms.

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 28 June 2018)

We are not in the Wii days, most of this kindsof shovelware are going to barely make their money back, if not outright bomb. The userbase is different and they already are wise to this kinds of cashgrabs.

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xMetroid Darwinianevolution (on 28 June 2018)

Yea i had the same reaction to the Konami sport thing. They will be disappointed when they see the sales for their games. Mario Party will be huge tho but that's a classic.

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HintHRO (on 28 June 2018)

Why wasn't this at E3? Would have made it so much better.

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NintendoPie (on 28 June 2018)

Feels like Wii days.

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Mnementh (on 28 June 2018)

This quality software is clearly what the Switch needed. ;-)

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Ganoncrotch Mnementh (on 28 June 2018)

lets just hope they use the same quality assurance team who signed off on that port of WWE 2k18

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Jranation (on 28 June 2018)

Oh damn! They are hoping on this port train! Hoping anything ported would sell

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KLXVER (on 28 June 2018)

Yeah, who needs GTAV when we can have shovelware...

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KLAMarine KLXVER (on 28 June 2018)

Sometimes I think I'd rather play this over GTA 5.

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KLXVER KLXVER (on 28 June 2018)

Well we all have our flaws.

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KLAMarine KLXVER (on 28 June 2018)

I doubt there's much fetching and endless yammering in this carnival game.

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FarleyMcFirefly KLXVER (on 28 June 2018)

I'm honestly surprised that GTAV hasn't been announced for Switch.... I thought it was a no brainer...

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KLAMarine KLXVER (on 28 June 2018)

Certainly true, GTA 5 on the go would be big... I'd rather have San Andreas though...

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