With the announcement of a new SimCity, EA has also release the first trailer of the game. Plus an insider look at the announcement.Read more
This afternoon we wrote about new store content coming to the Sims Store soon. Now the name and logo of a new world have been revealed.Read more
After a few weeks of rumors, EA has finally announced the Sims 3: Showtime to be the next expansion pack for the Sims 3. Read the press release below!
SHARE THE STORY OF YOUR SIMS’ RISE TO FAME IN EA’S THE SIMS 3 SHOWTIMEPre-Order the Newest Expansion Pack from the Best-Selling PC Franchise of 2009* and Receive an Automatic Upgrade to a Special Limited Edition**
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 6, 2011 – Here is your chance to become a star and tell the story of your journey! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that The Sims™ 3 ShowtimeExpansion pack*** for PC/Mac is in development and will launch worldwide in March 2012. The latest expansion pack from The Sims Studio allows players to live the rags to riches story with their Sims and share these experiences with their friends. Using new and innovative social features such as individual in-game news feeds and live updates, players are connected to each other like never before.
“The Sims 3 Showtime is a huge step forward for The Sims franchise,” explains Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. “For the first time, we are introducing social features that allow you to send your Sims to a friend’s game, perform at their venue in front of their Sims where you both will earn rewards, and capture and share these in-game moments of your rise to fame.”
The Sims 3 Showtime allows players to connect and share with their friends and fellow fans of The Sims without ever leaving the game. Players will venture into a new world and live the dream as singers, acrobats, magicians and DJs. Using the all-new SimPort feature, players can send their Sim into a friend’s game to perform in their world, book gigs in their friends’ town, go on tour, and be reviewed. Along the way, players can earn rewards for achieving goals and accomplishing special challenges that can be tracked and shared via in-game social wall posts. Players have the opportunity to post their Sims’ successes, share gameplay techniques, create wishlists and send gifts, search for new friends and share memories through their in-game news feeds and as e-cards.
Players who enjoy building can customise their Sims’ stages using props and special effects to create unique venues such as a swanky concert hall, a massive stadium or an indie club. How the stage is built will directly influence a player’s Sim’s performance and career progression. For players who love a challenge, they can earn in-game rewards and accomplish goals such as performing a legendary show in a high-level venue. For players who enjoy experimenting, an endless amount of gameplay opportunities and choices within the game provide a vast array of situations for cause-and-effect play and hilarity to ensue.
The Sims 3 Showtime is currently available for pre-order****. Those who pre-order now will be automatically upgraded to a special Limited Edition version, which features the Ultimate Stage venue. Players can place this fully customisable venue in their world and will be able to use it as an additional stage for their Sims to perform on, complete with in-game props, backgrounds, lights and special effects. This bonus venue is available through pre-order and while supplies last.
For more information, please visit http://thesims.com/en_gb/the-sims-showtime, like the game on Facebook or follow us on Twitter®. For more information on The Sims 3, please visit http://www.thesims3.com/.
*In North America and Europe according to NPD data, Chart-track, Gfk France, Gfk Spain, Gfk-MCC Germany and EA internal estimate.
**While supplies last.
***Requires The Sims 3 for PC/Mac to play.
****Conditions and restrictions apply. Seehttp://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/pd/productID.241940500?sourceid=ea5068 for details.
EA has just announced Hidden Springs, a new downloadable world coming to the Sims Store later this august. Below you’ll find the press release of this new pack.
DISCOVER THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN A NEW DOWNLOADABLE WORLD WITH THE SIMSTM 3 HIDDEN SPRINGS
Exclusive Digital-Download World Available August 25 For The Sims 3 On PC/MAC
Stay forever young with The Sims™ 3 Hidden Springs. Discover a new digital downloadable World available this fall exclusively at The Sims 3 Store using SimPoints. Featuring all-new locations, items, Sims, and a little magic, The Sims 3 Hidden Springs invites anyone to uncover the mysteries of the newest world.
With a whole new World to inhabit, your Sims will spend time exploring a stunning lakefront, relaxing at a luxury spa or ski lodge, escaping into the woods, and uncovering ancient mysteries at the Museum of Magic and Supernatural all without leaving Hidden Springs. If you’re interested in meeting new Sims, take them to the Redwood Heights Luxury Lodge and mingle with the social elites. If your Sims need to relax then experience true balance and well-being as you watch them bask in the ambiance of the Crystal Solarium Rejuvenating Waters. Once they’re done revitalizing in the healing waters, take your imagination to another dimension of fun by brining your Sim to Fairyfolk Park. Or, take your Sim over to the Silver Zephyr Health Spa to help them acquire world renowned techniques in the fields of health and beauty. In addition to these exciting new locations and activities, a deeper mystery lies within the curious magical properties of Hidden Springs. Discover what mystery is beneath the rejuvenating waters and maybe your Sims wishes just might come true!
You’ll be able to enjoy the all-new downloadable World for your Sims to explore this fall exclusively at The Sims 3 Store.
The mystery awaits you!
EA has just announced the Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles, the first Adventure Pack for the Sims Medieval. In this post you’ll find the announcement press release.Read more