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Get ready to hit the carnival in VR later this year

by: Russell -
More On: Carnival Games VR

2K Games has recently announced that their Carnival Games series will be coming to the PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift later this year in the form of Carnival Games VR.  The games will allow gamers to interact with patrons and play up to twelve different game modes including Alley Ball, Ring Toss, Golden Arm, Down the Stretch, Pop Darts, Shark Tank, Funnel Cake Stacker, Swish, Haunted House, Fast Pitch, Shooting Gallery, and Climbing Wall.  Some of those sound pretty good for VR.  As for the Climbing Wall...I'm curious how someone with a fear of heights would handle that one.

Carnival Games VR will be available for digital download for $19.99 on October 28th, 2016 for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, and later this year for the Oculus Rift.  Players can also check out the game at this year's PAX West from September 2nd - 5th at booth #54 in the convention center lobby.

2K Announces Carnival Games® VR Releasing This Year
Company’s first virtual reality offering to challenge consumers to step right up and play their favorite carnival games on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation®VR
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New York, NY – August 31, 2016 2K today revealed Carnival Games® VR, a new take on the hit franchise created by Cat Daddy Games that has sold-in more than 9 million copies worldwide. Carnival Games VR will be 2K’s first virtual reality offering to leverage today’s leading edge technology that will bring the fun and thrill of 12 different carnival games into living rooms in an entirely new and engaging entertainment experience. The title will be available worldwide for digital download for $19.99 on October 28, 2016 for HTC Vive™ and PlayStation®VR; and later this year for Oculus Rift.
“Virtual reality is an exciting new emerging platform that has the potential to enhance the way that interactive entertainment is created and experienced,” said Sarah Anderson, SVP of Marketing at 2K.  “As our first foray into this space, we wanted to deliver a highly accessible entertainment experience that would allow players to immerse themselves in the familiar, classic fun of our Carnival Games series. With its stylized interactive environments and all-new features, Carnival Games VR will deliver the magic of the midway like never before.
Carnival Games VR allows players to explore the park, interact with patrons and play up to 12 different games. Whether it’s scaling a castle in Climbing Wall or rolling for a high score in Alley Ball – everyone will find a favorite. In each of these games, players have the opportunity to collect tickets for fun virtual prizes when they enter one of four different Carnival Alleys. All prizes are held in the Play Room where they can be used to unlock unique achievements. In addition, players will have the opportunity to challenge their friends and see if they can earn the top spot on the online leaderboard.
Carnival Games VR will be available for digital download for $19.99 on October 28, 2016 for HTC Vive and PlayStation®VR, and later this year for Oculus Rift. Consumers and media will have the chance to experience the game at this year’s PAX Westfrom September 2 - 5 at booth #S4 in the lobby of the convention center. 
Carnival Games VR is rated E-10+ by the ESRB. For more information on Carnival Games VR, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and visit
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