Spore Origins press release; SimCity and The Sims 3 to come to iPhoneIn a new press release today, EA has listed nine iPhone games that are currently in the development process.  While many of them were known, 2 came across as a nice surprise:  SimCity and The Sims 3.  Now, I know that the Sims 3 will have to be built from the ground up – I just don’t know what they plan to do.  Probably use a chunk of the PC game like they did with Spore.  As for SimCity, I wonder if they plan to use the original SimCity, the SimCity DS version, or a whole new SimCity game.  Since I love the original, I hope it is the first choice…with real life graphics (Google Maps).  That’s be sweet.

EA’S SPORE ORIGINS OOZES ONTO THE IPHONE
EA Mobile Announces More iPhone Games in Development: MONOPOLY, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR
and Need for Speed Undercover

LOS ANGELES, Calif., – September 5, 2008 – EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Spore™ Origins, an original game for the iPhone™ and iPod™ touch, will be available later this month. The game takes full advantage of the devices’ built-in accelerometer as players tilt, turn and twist their way through a world made of primordial ooze. In conjunction with the launch of Spore Origins, EA Mobile also announces a list of nine games in development for both the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms.

Eat-or-be-eaten in Spore Origins! Designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch, Spore Origins uses the platforms’ motion-sensing technology to let gamers navigate a primordial tidepool on a quest to evolve. Feast on the weak and flee from the strong through two exciting modes and 35 challenging levels. Pinch, pull, and poke your creation in the Creature Editor, customizing the texture, shape and body parts to improve your offense, defense, perception and movement as you evolve over millions of years.

“The iPhone and iPod touch are the perfect platforms for a game like Spore Origins,” said Travis Boatman, Vice President Worldwide Studios at EA Mobile. “Fans of the game can customize their own creatures, and then dive into exploring the ooze-filled environments by rotating the device for an experience that is truly unique to these devices. EA is excited about extending the Spore franchise across several mobile platforms including the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod as well as regular mobile phones.”

EA Mobile today also announced nine titles in development for the iPhone and iPod touch, pending regional availability. This list includes YAHTZEE Adventures, EA Mini Golf, Lemonade Tycoon™, Mahjong, MONOPOLY: Here & Now The World Edition, SimCity, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09, Need for Speed™ Undercover, and The Sims™ 3.