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Global Star Software, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., announced today that Carnival Game is coming this summer exclusively for Nintendo's Wii. The title is being developed by Cat Daddy Games, the Take-Two studio that created the popular "Deal or No Deal" PC game.

Designed for families and children of all ages, Carnival Games brings home all the excitement and fanfare of a day at the carnival. The game will premiere among a select group of titles chosen by Nintendo at the May Media Summit on May 22 and 23 in Seattle.

"The moment you step into Carnival Games you can almost smell the funnel cakes as you are greeted by the barker and the sights and sounds of a classic carnival," said Steve Lux, Vice President of Publishing for Global Star Software. "The game was built from the ground up to take full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii Remote, so the flick of your wrist in 'Alley Ball' makes the difference between scoring an impressive 100 points and a lowly 10 points. The ability to pound the Wii Remote like a sledgehammer with the right mix of power and finesse in 'Test of Strength' determines whether you are a Contender or a Grandma."

Carnival Games is designed for up to four players and features over 25 of the most popular games seen in midways and boardwalks throughout the world, including Clown Splash, Milk Can Toss, Nerves of Steel, Lucky Cups, Hoops, Day at the Races and the crowd-favorite Dunk Tank.

To add to the festivities, you can win over 250 unique, upgradeable virtual prizes in Carnival Games, from a goldfish to a giant stuffed animal twice as big as you are. Additionally, you can win rewards to customize your in-game characters, ranging from a Pirate's wardrobe to Viking horns.

No carnival experience would be complete without a mysterious fortune teller. Drop a ticket into the Great Swami machine and your future - whether the boy in your class has a crush on you or if you are going to get that promotion at work - may be instantly revealed.

"Carnival Games is the perfect addition to the growing lineup of family games for the Wii," said Steve Singer, Vice President, Licensing of Nintendo of America.

"We've worked hand-in-hand with Nintendo to ensure we've maximized both the technical and fun factor for Carnival Games on the Wii," said co-developers Harley Howe and Pat Wilkinson of Cat Daddy Games.

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Sounds pretty sweet, we need more of this kind of stuff on the wii