EA Launches The Sims 3 Seasons

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall…Each Season Brings Fun for All

November 16, 2012

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall…Each Season Brings Fun for All

Celebrate the change of seasons this holiday in one of the most highly-anticipated expansion packs released from the critically-acclaimed The Sims Studio. The Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that The Sims™ 3 Seasons Expansion Pack* is now available across retailers nationwide and Origin..com on PC/Mac and for digital download on PC at Origin.com. In the latest release from the widely popular The Sims 3 series, players can experience the thrill of the changing seasons with transformative weather, fun new activities such as snowboarding, soccer shoot-outs, and roller-skating, entertaining festivals and even some out-of-this-world surprises.

“The Sims 3 Seasons will offer fans more thanjust sunny days to tell their stories by dramatically transforming each world from one season to the next,” said Ryan Vaughan, Producer for The Sims. “In a first for The Sims, new festival lots and holiday celebrations have added ways for players to truly revel in the spirit of each season.”
In addition to dramatic weather effects and seasonal celebrations, The Sims 3 Seasons introduces all-new activities that will add a fun and festive spirit to every season. Sims can enjoy the unique beauty of the changing seasons as they create snowmen and snow angels, or sip hot chocolate beneath the mistletoe against the backdrop of a winter wonderland, go egg-hunting, enter a pie-eating contest, or toss some horseshoes, just to name a few.

Making a return to The Sims franchise in TheSims 3 Seasons are the fan favorite aliens. These extraterrestrial Simsbring with them UFOs, telepathic abilities, unpredictable abductions and even male pregnancy…oh boy…or girl. Players can add aliens to their households to observe the full range of these otherworldly creatures’ bizarre powers, and aliens who visit earth can also sign up to become test subjects at the new Science Facility.

Players will uncover even more surprising interactions when they install both The Sims 3 Seasons and The Sims™ 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack which launched in September. With these two expansion packs, players will unlock the Weather Stone, a mystical item that reveals new integrated gameplay possibilities using elements from both games. Witches, vampires, werewolves and fairies from The Sims 3 Supernatural will be able to awaken the Weather Stone and summon their own magical weather at any time of year and in any world.**

The Sims 3 Seasons has been rated 13 by theFilm and Publication Board (FPB) 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 and is compatible with all worlds from previous The Sims 3 expansion packs except for those from The Sims 3 World Adventures. The Sims 3 Seasons is compatible with all worlds available on The Sims 3 Store.

** The Weather Stone will appear in all worlds from The Sims 3, except for those from The Sims 3 World Adventures.