EA sent out a press release statement as well as 3 screens of their latest town that will be offered at The Sims 3 Store in the Fall. Featuring all new homes, clothes, sims, objects – it’s practically a mini-expansion!  I just don’t hope it costs as much as one, because we will have to purchase it via SimPoints.  Thanks to The Sims Hub for the full press release.

Update #2 – IGN reports the actual price is 1650 simpoints ($16.50) and will be released September 23.

Update – BricaSims reports through French site Zone Jeu that the world will cost 600 Simpoints.  Can’t say this is for certain, but it’s what they were told.

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Land Ho! Discover a whole new world ripe for inhabiting with The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay!

Immersive Gameplay Experience Filled with New Content Offerings Available This Autumn for PC/MAC

Ahoy Matey! The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay, a downloadable, all-new themed world to explore, will be available this fall exclusively at The Sims 3 Store using SimPoints. Featuring all-new content like objects, Create-a-Sim assets, Sims characters, houses, and more, The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay could be your Sims’ new home or a fun holiday spot this autumn.

Lower the Jolly Roger, set anchor, and discover the lore and riches of Barnacle Bay. Over the horizon nestled in the Simuyan Sea, Barnacle Bay boasts vibrant beaches, campgrounds, and a new downtown emulating urban life. Venture to locations like the abandoned piers of Founder’s Beach, the ancient relics of Goldbeard Galleon Gallery, mysterious Pirate’s Hideaway. Take a load off at Hogan’s Deep Sea Diner or The Wanderer’s Watering Hole. Meet new townie Sims and maybe even run into a ghost or two while uncovering the town’s hidden secrets. Find new lots that are ready for moving in or just exploring. Enrich your Sims and their lives in all-new ways with nearly two dozen exclusive items only available in The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay.

For more information on The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay, please visit www.thesims3.com

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