2nd April 2013: April Fools! Did we trick you? It appears we managed to fool some of you, we hope you enjoyed the joke. Look out for the Zac Efron Collectors Edition 😉 -BeyondSims Team

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Grab your microphones and prepare to get musical, The Sims™ 3 Disney High School Musical Expansion Pack* is coming this holiday! The Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that The Sims 3 Disney High School Musical Expansion Pack for PC/Mac will launch worldwide November 2013. Packed full of fun for every theatre enthusiast, the latest offering from The Sims Studio introduces all-new activities, musical hits, dramatic dance moves and more, allowing players to transform their Sims’ worlds with the power of music as they play with life…and their favourite Disney stars.

The Sims 3 Disney High School Musical offers players not only the opportunity to interact within the high school in the world, but also the ability to participate in school musicals and tell meaningful stories with their Sims,” said Ryan Vaughan, Producer, The Sims. “Since the launch of The Sims 3, our fans have wanted more content from their world in the game.  Our collaboration with Disney allows us to bring one of our fans’ favourite franchises into The Sims world.”

For the first time in The Sims PC/Mac franchise, players can take their Sims onto the school stage, exploring a previously unreachable part of their world; the school rabbithole, as they audition, rehearse, and perform in their own musical, and host an awesome after-party once that’s done. Sims can also build skills in singing, dancing and audio visual technology by participating in a variety of shows. Whether taking the principle role, leading choreography, creating sets and props or programming intricate light shows, players will find an abundance of activities to keep them engaged throughout the school year.

Players games will be enhanced with the addition of a Simlish soundtrack recorded by Disney’s High School Musical cast. Hit songs such as “Breaking Free”, “Stick to the Status Quo” and “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a” will be in-game for players to sing along to as their own high school musicals come to life with The Sims 3. This is the first time The Sims Studio has collaborated to create an entire Simlish soundtrack for an expansion pack for The Sims franchise.

Players who pre-order* The Sims 3 Disney High School Musical Expansion Pack will receive the Limited Edition which includes the exclusive East High School community lot, a sleek replica of the Disney High School Musical set that can be placed in any world in The Sims 3. This all-new venue includes 12 brand new objects replicating décor found within the film franchise. In addition, players will also receive a digital download of High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

The Sims 3 Disney High School Musical is rated “T” for Teen and is currently available for pre-order online and across retailers in North America. For more information, please visit the official website at www.thesims.com, “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Press assets for The Sims 3 Disney High School Musical can be found at www.info.ea.com.

*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/Mac to play.

About The Sims

For more than a decade, The Sims™ has entertained millions of people across the globe and has made an indelible footprint on the interactive world. A world-renowned interactive entertainment phenomenon, The Sims has sold more than 150 million units to date and continues to enhance its rich multi-platform portfolio with offerings that inspire creativity and reach one of the broadest audiences in gaming. The Sims evolves its magnetic appeal by delivering gameplay experiences that are current, compelling and above all, entertaining. A microcosm of society, The Sims gives players the ability to play with life by creating and controlling virtual lives and telling meaningful stories. Hundreds of millions of players’ creations have been shared and downloaded by one of the most active player communities in the world and the viral appeal of The Sims is further evidenced by its 30 million fans across global social networks. With a variety of unique gameplay themes, engaging content and collaborations with top brands and artists, there is something for everyone to love in The Sims and to play anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. For more information about The Sims, visit www.thesims.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

I am already pre-ordering my copy on Origin, as I love High School Musical so much. This is the expansion pack I have been dreaming of since The Sims 3 was released 🙂

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Bill Mayors

Oh my! I am really excited for this! I saw that EA posted it on their site and I was completely blown away! I can’t believe they’re making this! AWESOME!

Vinisims

Oh God … Why EA, why?
I’m have no comments…

filipe

ahahahah love it xD good joke

Randomer

Happy April Fools! 😛

Vinisims

Oh, it’s April 1st there? My time zone is different xD
I hope even if it is a trick of April 1
;3;

Flpsantoss

Still on march 31 it was not efective

woganhemlock

Not sure if April Fools joke or legitimate Katy Perry Stuff-esque EP

goodspeed

i guess its april first somewhere…

thesimdeej33

This is an April Fools Joke!!!!!

Evan

You had me going for a minute there! Great joke.

AT1996

I dont like April Jokes!!!

DaBoogadie

Well done.

DarkWalker

This one got me for about a minute, until I noticed that in Europe April 1st comes a few hours earlier than where I live 🙂

xXxCeCexXx

I WANT IT!! 🙁

boombox

Awesome joke! \m/ Gotta love April Fools Day!

Starrfoxx

Too bad the people on the box weren’t made as Sims. Would’ve made an interesting cover, even if it was a joke.

Poppy

I was looking forward to this! I guess schools will always be rabbit holes and there will never be any musicals or dances on stage (singer career isn’t satisfying enough)

e-

worst april fool’s ever.

Samantha

YOU People r evil!!! :0