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Take a Trip to the Carnival Island with Move

Posted by James Newton

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

2K's Carnival Games series has been a runaway success, emerging on Wii before the surprisingly enjoyable Carnival Games: In Action on Kinect. It seems "imitation is the highest form of flattery" is the thinking in Sony's camp, as the company announced Carnival Island for Move yesterday.

The family-oriented minigame compilation hits all the marks you'd expect — intuitive controls, pick-up-and-play mechanics and so on — but the prospect of Move's 1:1 tracking coming to skilful funfair attractions is an intriguing one. We've got the first trailer and screenshots below, so check it out.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) teams up with Magic Pixel Games to bring the fun and excitement of carnivals right into your own living room with Carnival Island. Carnival Island invites you to take a trip to a magic carnival and experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in over 35 carnival attractions. Utilizing the PlayStation®Move controller’s precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin and slam is translated directly into the game for accurate and responsive gameplay.

Explore Carnival Island alone or with friends , while playing games such as minibowl, ring toss, throwdown, and frogbog to earn tickets redeemable for prizes and collectibles. By completing challenges, players can create their own cheering squad consisting of lovable pets throughout their experience. Players can also have fun by interacting with fun house mirrors, photo cut-outs and upload snapshots of their experiences directly onto Facebook or send to a PlayStation®Network (PSN) friend.

KEY FEATURES
Tons of Carnival Fun – Carnival Island features over 35 carnival games and attractions for players of all ages and levels to enjoy.
Realistic Carnival Experience – Using the PlayStation®Move controller and its accurate 1:1 tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin and slam will give players the feeling of actually playing carnival games in the comfort of their own living room.
Perfect For Everyone – Carnival Island’s pick-up-and-play game mechanics lends itself to all ages, player types, and is the perfect offering for family and social gatherings.
Get In the Game! – Have fun with the built-in picture mode when playing with the photo cut-outs, and with the custom funhouse mirror feature.
Carnival Memories – Share your carnival memories with friends and family by uploading pictures directly to Facebook or by sending photos to a PSN friend.

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