PRESS RELEASE | X360, PS3, WII, DS Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 7:48 PM

The Sims 3 announced for consoles

The Sims 3 announced for consoles

Electronic Arts has just announced The Sims 3 on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS for an Autumn release. Here are the first images.

Press release :

Guildford, UK., April 27, 2010 – The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the critically-acclaimed The Sims™ 3 is in development for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, and will be available this fall. Millions embraced the launch of The Sims 3 on the PC/Mac last summer making it the biggest PC launch in EA’s history and going on to become the #1 best-selling PC title in 2009*. The groundbreaking The Sims franchise has continued to gain momentum, remaining a worldwide cultural touchstone for its enormous and growing fan base.

“We’re bringing players the best console and handheld game for The Sims franchise to date and are excited to offer a unique experience for all types of gamers on their platform of choice,” explained Sam Player, Executive Producer at EA. “Building on the unique traits system, living open neighborhood, lifetime wishes, and endless customization options, we’ve tailored each platform of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity.”

In The Sims 3 for console and handheld, players will be able to create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires…or not, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Additionally, all-new features make it easier than ever to mess with life as players can unlock the ultimate “Karma Powers” for instant control and unleash them on their Sims. Players can help their Sim “get lucky,” bless them with “instant beauty” or be deviant and curse them with an “epic fail.” But players should use these powers wisely—they may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite.
Rich, immersive gameplay is complimented with a seamlessly integrated exchange system on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms where gamers will be more connected than ever before as they design, build, and share their creations and download content from other players around the world without ever leaving the game.** Facing short and long term challenges, players will reap rewards and trophies and can even share achievements with friends by connecting to Facebook**.

Exclusive to the Wii version, players will be able to enjoy an all-new beach town with unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes. For the first time ever, players can enjoy The Sims 3 with friends by going head to head in the new “Life Moments” game to earn rewards. Finally, players will also enjoy several adventure quests, as the game will challenge them to explore their town and discover the secrets therein.

Never before seen on Nintendo DS, players can use the stylus to build their Sims’ homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from décor objects, textures, and more. Players will use the stylus to sculpt their Sims’ facial features, choose hair styles and clothing, and dictate personalities in the most robust Create a Sim yet for a handheld game. In “Story Mode,” players will control multiple Sims within a family and enjoy life’s special moments. For the first time ever on the Nintendo DS, players can enjoy a complete life simulation as they guide their Sims through completing challenges to unlock additional items, new buildings and landmarks, and more.

“The Sims series continues to be one of the most successful videogames of all time by providing universally appealing content and focusing on the player’s imagination, emergent gameplay mechanics, and the innate humor evident in the virtual world of The Sims,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. “We’re building on this foundation and applying new features that will make for a robust, deep and rewarding gameplay experience. I’m extremely proud of the game that the team is making and can’t wait to bring these exciting new features like “Karma Powers” to life and get them into players’ hands.”

All comments

Commented on 2010-04-27 20:19:32
Commented on 2010-04-27 20:21:57
The only reason The Sims games are fun is when you mod the hell out of them.
Commented on 2010-04-27 20:23:08 In reply to Haig07
Posted by Haig07
The only reason The Sims games are fun is when you mod the hell out of them.
and even then "fun" isnt the word that springs to mind.
Commented on 2010-04-27 20:25:54
Commented on 2010-04-27 21:19:30
There always sims to lack something with this IP. Funfactor. pun intended
Commented on 2010-04-27 21:23:53
Sims... on consoles. rather pointless.
Commented on 2010-04-27 22:44:14
I'm not a big Sims Fan, either, but I bet there will be plenty who are happy because of that announcement. Anyway, that last picture is epic, i laughed a lot. Strange type of humor (not to say stupid :P)?
Commented on 2010-04-27 22:49:08
The 1st pic made me laugh a lil but's truely the end of the world as we know it =(
Commented on 2010-04-27 22:56:51
well, it is the perfect girly girl game, so it will sell.
Commented on 2010-04-27 23:20:06
What a waste of resources... Will probably sell like hell, though...
Commented on 2010-04-27 23:44:26
Well at least there'll be one person who'll to buy this when it comes out, as I like the Sims
Commented on 2010-04-28 07:33:31 In reply to Haig07
Posted by Haig07
The only reason The Sims games are fun is when you mod the hell out of them.
EA probably already has many "addon" premium DLC packages in the pipeline for the Sims on consoles..
Commented on 2010-04-28 08:18:39 In reply to DeadHat
Posted by DeadHat
What a waste of resources... Will probably sell like hell, though...
Contradictory statement is contradictory. You guys sure are a selfish bunch. This game isn't for you--so it's a waste.
Commented on 2010-04-28 08:34:05
My buddy will flip over this.
He was kinda PO'ed that his computer was too old to run this game.
Commented on 2010-04-28 09:06:58
Would I be verbally abused if I say "I like the Sims" ? :3 Not the ones on consoles though...
Commented on 2010-04-28 09:54:21
Wow. Never thought this would make it to consoles. God bless EA for this. While I am not a big fan, I can see this selling a ton of consoles. On top of that, it gives me the perfect opportunity to introduce my wife to a game she can play outside of XBLA. Awesome!
Commented on 2010-04-28 10:50:20 In reply to thextreme1
Same here. I quite like building houses every now and then just to see what sheer stupidity I can create (good for stress relief!), but my wife will be really happy that there is something on the 360 she can play. She doesn't like shooters (understandable), likes driving games as long as you can go anywhere (that scrubs most of them out then) and doesn't really get on with Arcade stuff, so this'll be a good thing!
Commented on 2010-04-28 14:20:53 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Contradictory statement is contradictory. You guys sure are a selfish bunch. This game isn't for you--so it's a waste.
Well, it's a waste in my point of view. Because I'd rather see them do something new, if even a Sims 4 with today's graphics, not porting an old PC game that's probably going to flood the marketplace with "Premium" furniture...
Commented on 2010-04-28 19:32:53
I think its gonna be great

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