The Sims 3 Universe

The Sims Medieval Limited Edition

The Sims Medieval will launch during March 2011 and Electronic Arts already announced a Limited Edition.

This edition will include exclusive content, allowing access to three new thrones with the themes Princess, Barbarian and Dark Magic. Also, there are two exclusive outfit sets, the Monarch set featuring a royally decked out king and queen and the Executioner set, complete with a leather apron and an intimidating black hood.

The Sims 3 upcoming Store set

Electronic Arts used Facebook to reveal a picture from a new set that they will make available in the Sims store. There’s no name yet, but it should be made available during December.

The Sims 3: Late Night new screens

Electronic Arts released a new batch of The Sims 3: Late Night screenshots. The new expansion pack will launch on October 28, 2010.

The Sims 3: Ambitions iPhone screens

Electronic Arts revealed some screens from the iPhone version of The Sims 3: Ambitions. In this game, players will be able to embrace several careers, such as fireman, chef, ghost hunter and more.

The Sims 3 console and Late Night artists

Electronic Arts revealed the complete list of the artists that will feature in the console versions of The Sims 3 and in the next PC expansion pack, Late Night. All songs are in Simlish, of course:

The Sims 3 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii:

* 22-20’s – “Latest Heartbreak”
* 3oh!3 – “Double Vision”
* Aceyalone and RJD2 – “Ever Seen This”
* Aeroplane – “We Can’t Fly”
* Alpha Rev – “Phoenix Burn”
* Cody Simpson – “IY IY IY”
* Crash Kings – “You Got Me”
* deadmau5 – “Some Chords”
* Flo Rida featuring Jovi – “Fresh I Stay”
* Free Energy – “Free Energy”
* Hot Chip – “We Have Love”
* Innerpartysystem – “American Trash”
* Jasmine V – “All of These Boys”
* Jessica Mauboy – “Saturday Night”
* John Butler Trio – “Gonna Be a Long Time”
* Kidz in the Hall – “Flickin’”
* Lazee featuring Apollo Drive – “Calling Out”
* Mickey Factz – “Dreamland”
* Ozomatli – “Are you Ready?”
* School Of Seven Bells – “Dust Devil”
* The Dirty Heads – “Stand Tall”

The Sims 3 Late Night:

* 3oh!3 – “Double Vision”
* Bryan Rice – “There for You”
* Chiddy Bang – “Here We Go”
* Electrolightz – “Miss Outta Control”
* Eliza Doolittle – “Rollerblades”
* Foxy Shazam – “Unstoppable”
* Hadag Nahash – “Lo Maspik”
* Hadouken! – “M.A.D.”
* Jessica Mauboy – “Saturday Night”
* Junkie XL – “Live Wired”
* Kelis – “Brave”
* Kelly Rowland – “Rose Colored Glasses”
* King Fantastic – “All Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)”
* My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
* Nikki & Rich – “Next Best Thing”
* The Ready Set – “More Than Alive”
* Soulja Boy – “Speakers Going Hammer”
* Travie McCoy – “Need You”

The Sims 3: Late Night

The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay announced

Electronic Arts and Maxis announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 3. Exclusively available through the Sims Store, Barnacle Bay is a pirate themed affair. Here's the official description and screens:

A Whole New World for your Sims to Explore! An island nestled in the Simuyan Sea, Barnacle Bay is a vibrant vacation getaway with stunning beaches, campgrounds, parks, and a curiously modern downtown. First settled by pirates, fisherman, and artists – the world’s inhabitants now enjoy relaxing at Smuggler’s Beach and letting loose at The Wanderer’s Watering Hole. Will your trip be a vacation or a staycation?

Late Night cover

Electronic Arts revealed the cover for the new The Sims 3 expansion, Late Night.

Get your Sims an all-access pass to the hottest spots in town. Whether they mingle with celebrities or enjoy a casual night with friends, your Sims’ social lives are getting a boost! But keep in mind that some scenes are more exclusive than others, so make sure your Sims have the right connections to get past the bouncers at the hottest clubs.

Wherever your Sims go, they’ll discover new things to become—adored celebrities, all-night partiers, rowdy bandmates, or sexy vampires.

What will your Sims get up to after dark?

The Sims 3 officially on consoles

The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts announced today that The Sims 3 will launch on consoles this Fall. The game is being developed to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii e Nintendo DS.

“We’re bringing players the best console and handheld game for The Sims franchise to date and are excited to offer a unique experience for all types of gamers on their platform of choice,” explained Sam Player, Executive Producer at EA. “Building on the unique traits system, living open neighborhood, lifetime wishes, and endless customization options, we’ve tailored each platform of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity.”

In The Sims 3 for console and handheld, players will be able to create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires…or not, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Additionally, all-new features make it easier than ever to mess with life as players can unlock the ultimate “Karma Powers” for instant control and unleash them on their Sims. Players can help their Sim “get lucky,” bless them with “instant beauty” or be deviant and curse them with an “epic fail.” But players should use these powers wisely—they may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite.

Rich, immersive gameplay is complimented with a seamlessly integrated exchange system on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms where gamers will be more connected than ever before as they design, build, and share their creations and download content from other players around the world without ever leaving the game.** Facing short and long term challenges, players will reap rewards and trophies and can even share achievements with friends by connecting to Facebook**.

Exclusive to the Wii version, players will be able to enjoy an all-new beach town with unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes. For the first time ever, players can enjoy The Sims 3 with friends by going head to head in the new “Life Moments” game to earn rewards. Finally, players will also enjoy several adventure quests, as the game will challenge them to explore their town and discover the secrets therein.

Never before seen on Nintendo DS, players can use the stylus to build their Sims’ homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from d├ęcor objects, textures, and more. Players will use the stylus to sculpt their Sims’ facial features, choose hair styles and clothing, and dictate personalities in the most robust Create a Sim yet for a handheld game. In “Story Mode,” players will control multiple Sims within a family and enjoy life’s special moments. For the first time ever on the Nintendo DS, players can enjoy a complete life simulation as they guide their Sims through completing challenges to unlock additional items, new buildings and landmarks, and more.

“The Sims series continues to be one of the most successful videogames of all time by providing universally appealing content and focusing on the player’s imagination, emergent gameplay mechanics, and the innate humor evident in the virtual world of The Sims,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. “We’re building on this foundation and applying new features that will make for a robust, deep and rewarding gameplay experience. I’m extremely proud of the game that the team is making and can’t wait to bring these exciting new features like “Karma Powers” to life and get them into players’ hands.”

The Sims 3 with Renault electric vehicles

Electronic Arts announced a partnership with french car maker Renault, that will allow The Sims 3 players to use certain electric vehicles in the game. This contract runs for several years, and the first model to be made available as a free download during this Spring is Renault's Twizy Z.E Concept car.

The Sims 3 already sold 4,5 million copies.

The Sims 3 Ambitions announced

Electronic Arts announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 3. Ambitions is scheduled for June 2010 and allows players to vecome fearless heroes and ace entrepreneurs. In other words, it's a career oriented expansion pack.

The Sims 3 Ambitions allows players to pursue a variety of exciting paths and careers in their Sims’ lives that in turn affect their overall gameplay experience and neighbourhood. While on the job, the player has direct control over their Sims’ work and can choose how to spend their days. Players can opt to make house calls and save lives as a doctor or choose the devious route and test experimental medicine on patients be the hero firefighter tackling raging infernos or smashing everything in sight at the victim’s home with an axe; or take a shot at solving cases as an investigator, nicely convincing sources to divulge secrets or roughing up perpetrators in a dark alley to get information.

Players can now experience some of the most exciting and varied jobs. In The Sims 3 Ambitions, players can choose to hunt down vengeful spirits as the ghost hunter, invent brilliant and potentially destructive gadgets as an inventor, craft glorious masterpieces as a sculptor, and solve riveting cases by any means necessary as an investigator with dozens of cases to solve and numerous clues to find. Additionally, players will be able to change the look and feel of their town by becoming an architect and directly affecting the neighbourhood around them leveraging Build and Buy mode. The stylist career and new tattoo system allow players to make over their Sim neighbours in fashionable or catastrophic ways. For the first time, players will be in charge of how their Sims’ career progresses and decide if they will work for good or evil, pursue creative endeavours or technical affairs, climb to the top quickly, or be a slacker. The future of a Sims’ success or failure is entirely in the hands of the player.

The Sims 3 Ambitions will also be available for feature phones, iPhone and iPod touch in late 2010.