On Store Shelves Worldwide September 28, SimCity Creator Allows You to Create, Enjoy and Destroy Amazing Cities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Sims™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) label, shipped SimCity Creator™, exclusively for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ to retail outlets nationwide today. SimCity Creator is an open ended, highly creative game with a sense of humor that allows you to create, enjoy and destroy epic cities by utilizing the distinctive gameplay assets of the Wii and Nintendo DS. Combining classic SimCity gameplay with new features, new disasters and new ways to build amazing cities, SimCity Creator hits store shelves worldwide on September 28, 2008 with an MSRP of $49.99 for the Wii version and $39.99 for the Nintendo DS version.

“For nearly 20 years, SimCity has made building, managing and sometimes destroying cities a fun, cultural phenomenon,” said Mitch Ueno, Senior Producer for SimCity Creator. “SimCity Creator takes the best of SimCity and adds accessibility, more creativity, more depth and, with the Wii version, a spectacular array of exotic disasters. We think we’ve made perhaps the most playable, most fun version of SimCity yet.”

SimCity Creator for the Wii™

With your Wii remote, start zoning your city, constructing homes, businesses, factories, skyscrapers, freeways, railroads and much more. Your city will come alive with 13 distinct city styles including Chinese, Japanese, European, Mediterranean, Military State, Indian, Egyptian, Las Vegas, Greek, Sweets, Sci-Fi, Crystal and Jungle themes.

And for the first time in the series, build transportation systems with curved roads and rail lines, taking your city to new creative and curvy heights. Then get a new perspective on your cityscape from a helicopter or airplane, flying over your creation.

You created it, and now you can destroy it. With your Wii remote, you can create earthquakes, tornados, call in destructive robots and monsters, create fires and discover many more ways to cause havoc. The fate of your city and its citizens are in your hands!

SimCity Creator for Nintendo DS™

Guide your city from ancient times into the future with SimCity Creator for Nintendo DS. Evolve your city through time, starting with ancient times, travel through the middle ages, modern times, present day and the future. Four play modes are available, Challenge, Free Play, DS Wireless Communications and Gallery, giving options to make the game as challenging or as creative as you want. Earn epic landmarks along the way to enhance your city and mark your progress into the next era. Choose your path through history and make a city for the ages.

Product Specifications

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: The Sims Studio
Platform: Wii/Nintendo DS
Ship Dates: September 23, 2008 in North America; September 19, 2008 in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions
Category: Simulation/Strategy
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone with descriptors of Mild Language, Mild Violence, Alcohol and Tobacco Reference
PEGI Rating: 7+

About the SimCity™ Franchise

The original SimCity was distributed in 1989 and was critically acclaimed garnering dozens of awards and selling millions of copies both domestically and internationally. SimCity 2000™ followed in 1993. SimCity 3000™ released in 1999. SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited both released in 2000. EA shipped SimCity 4 Rush Hour and SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in 2003. SimCity Societies shipped in November 2007.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS Freestyle™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, POGO, The Sims, SimCity, SimCity 2000 and SimCity 3000 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This is one game I’m looking forward to picking up.  Problem is, I can’t do that at the moment.  Both my Wii and DS are packed away in containers as I’m in the process of painting my bedroom.  I’m only around 60% done with a couple of weeks (estimated) to go.  It sucks, but it needed to be done.

Once I do get ahold of the games, I shall do my best to provide a review for you guys – even if it will be late.  🙂