EA announces The Sims 3 Seasons

Pre-order Newest Expansion Pack to The Sims 3 and Receive Special Limited Edition Upgrade Featuring Exclusive Ice Lounge

August 3, 2012

Pre-order Newest Expansion Pack to The Sims 3 and Receive Special Limited Edition Upgrade Featuring Exclusive Ice Lounge

 Break out your umbrellas and prepare for the storm, The Sims™ 3 Seasons Expansion Pack* is coming this season! The Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack for PC/Mac will launch worldwide November 2012. Packed full of fun for every season, the latest offering from The Sims Studio introduces all-new activities, seasonal festivals and celebrations, dramatic weather effects and more, allowing players to transform their Sims’ worlds with the change of each season as they play with life…and the weather.

The Sims 3 Seasons offers players not only the opportunity to interact with weather, but also the ability to really get into the mood of each season and tell meaningful stories with their Sims,” said Ryan Vaughan, Producer, The Sims. “Since the launch of The Sims 3, Seasons has been one of the most highly-requested themes by our players. The seasonal changes in this game offer incredible realism, simulating nature in a way that is unprecedented for The Sims.”

For the first time in The Sims PC/Mac franchise, players can take their Sims for a swim in the ocean, exploring a previously unreachable part of the world as they cool down on a hot summer day or take the polar bear plunge by venturing into wintry waters. Sims can also build skills by scoring a winning goal during a soccer shoot-out or catching some air on the half pipe during a snowboarding session. Whether taking a plunge from the diving board, setting off dazzling fireworks, carving a jack-o’-lantern or building an intimate igloo, players will find an abundance of activities to keep them engaged throughout the year.

Players will revel in the spirit of each season with unique seasonal celebrations and events that bring Sims together.

Sims can snuggle up with their crush and get crowned the king or queen of the spring dance, visit the face-painting booth at thesummer festival, bob for apples beside a pumpkin patch at the fall festival or head to the snowball fight arena for an epic wintertime battle. The Sims 3 Seasons also introduces new food, fashions and d?coritems such as French fries, a tanning booth, mistletoe, umbrellas, snow boots and wetsuits, further enhancing theexperience and fun of each season.

In The Sims 3 Seasons, transformative weather effects will capture the beauty and power of nature, from blooming flowers and fresh spring rain to changing autumn leaves and snowstorms that will turn the world into a winter wonderland. Sims willreact to the changes in climate and weather in surprising and hilarious ways, whether getting a zebra-striped tan, catching a cold or getting struck by lightning.

Players who pre-order** The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack will receive the Limited Edition which includes the exclusive Ice Lounge community lot, a sleek social club that can be placed in any world from The Sims 3 and is available in all seasons. This all-new venue includes 12 brand new objects made entirely of ice that can be used to build out an elegant, icy abode. 

The Sims 3 Seasons is rated 13 by the FPB (Film and Publications Board) in South Africa. For more information, please visit the official website at www.thesims.com/seasons, “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Press assets for The Sims 3 Seasons can be found at www.info.ea.com.

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

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