Pull Pranks, Plan Bachelor Parties, Play With Imaginary Friends, And More With The Sims 3 Generations
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Let your inner prankster out! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that The Sims™ 3 Generations Expansion Pack* will be available for purchase next week worldwide. The newest expansion to The Sims 3, the best-selling PC game of 2009**, The Sims 3 Generations allows players to tell the most fulfilling stories yet, from exploring the imagination-fueled world of childhood, into the rebellious teenage years, and on to an adulthood full of weddings, parties and life’s uncertainties. Whether the player prefers to design houses as a builder, create moments as a storyteller, be mischievous as an experimenter, or fulfill lifetime wishes as an achiever, they’ll be able to explore every phase of life with new gameplay features, moodlets, objects and more that are specific to each age.
“The Sims 3 Generations gives us an opportunity to expand every life stage and the chance for players to delve deeper into each of their special moments,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio at EA. “From exploring the creative and playful childhood years, the angst-ridden defiant teenager years, to the moment of time when adults celebrate life through bachelor parties and weddings, we wanted players to have the tools to tell the richest stories possible for any life stage.”
With new celebrations to dramatic life events, there are even more ways to be creative. Starting off with the precocious childhood years, players can have their Sims play dress-up as dinosaurs, princes, princesses or astronauts with the new costume chests and then watch them re-enact their favorite stories in one of three themed tree houses; sci-fi, club house, or fairytale castle. In the teenage years, players are introduced to the new punishment system in which teenage Sims can be grounded for pulling pranks and trying to sneak out. Those teenage Sims with the rebellious trait will find it harder to stay at home and will want to pull pranks on others like exploding toilets, color dye in the shower or ding dong ditch, while other Sims may go on to become prom king or queen. Adult Sims have the chance to attend or plan bachelor and bachelorette parties, throw lavish weddings, and go through a mid-life crisis where they may change their look or even change careers. The Sims 3 Generations players can capture and keep track of their Sims’ life moments with an in-game video camera. Via the new memories system, players will also have the option of uploading and sharing their Sims’ memories on www.TheSims3.com and Facebook.***
For more information about The Sims 3 Generations or The Sims 3, please visit www.TheSims3.com. Developed by The Sims Studio, The Sims 3 Generations for PC/Mac is rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB, 12+ by PEGI, and 6+ by the USK. To join The Sims fans on Facebook and Twitter, visit the official pages at http://www.facebook.com/TheSims3 and www.twitter.com/TheSims3. To download assets, please visit www.info.ea.com.
*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/MAC to play.
**In North America and Europe according to NPD data, Chart-track UK, Gfk France, Gfk Spain, Gfk-MCC Germany and EA internal estimate.
*** Conditions and restrictions apply. Please see back of pack for details.
The Sims 3 Generations – Available in Stores Next Week!