Electronic Arts has revealed the box art for the newest expansion to their uber-popular series of people -- and now animal -- simulation games, The Sims 3: Pets. Pictured below is the official box art for the PS3 version of the 5th expansion of the current generation of Sims games -- set to release on October 18th in North America, and October 21st in the UK and Europe, with versions for the Xbox 360, PS3, Windows PC, MAC OSX, and Nintendo 3DS.
Man's best friend is now your Sim's best friend in the newest title from the critically-acclaimed studio that created The Sims 3. It will be an entirely new standalone game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS -- but will release as a full expansion pack* for the PC and Mac versions of the game.
Box Art for the 5th Expansion to The Sims 3 series Pets
The Sims 3 Pets enables anyone to play as they want, whether it's the builder who creates the ultimate pet sanctuary, the achiever who solves all the mysteries in town, the experimenter who has a lone Sim and a house full of cats, or the storyteller who expresses himself through the adventures of his Sims and their pets.
"The Sims 3 Pets marks the biggest undertaking in our franchise's history, melding the best of The Sims 3 with an even deeper player experience with the addition of pets," said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. "For the first time ever, players will be able to play as their pets and see life through their eyes."
Unique to the Xbox 360 experience and for the first time in The Sims' history players with Kinect can take control of their pets and Sims by voice commands, like telling their Sim to be romantic or feeding their dog.
The Sims 3 Pets for Nintendo 3DS takes advantage of the hardware's built-in pedometer that tracks player's real life movements. The more a player walks the more Karma Points they earn, which they then can spend to make mischief or give wealth. Using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass function, players can gift pets to other The Sims 3 Pets owners in their proximity.
As the next expansion pack to The Sims 3, the best selling PC game of 2009, The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack for PC/Mac brings the exclusive new opportunity to create, customize and play as horses. Players will be able to use their horses as a form of transportation to get around town and also to raise and train them with activities like racing or jumping hurdles.
Players who pre-order can obtain the Limited Edition game with exclusives -- Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players will be able to obtain new breeds such as a dog tiger retriever or a dog panda chow as well as other additional pets. PC players will get the exclusive pet store where they'll be able to meet and mingle with neighborhood Sims and get new and unique objects.
For more information on the Limited Editions, please visit www.thesims3.com
*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/MAC to play
Posted: 3rd Aug 2011 by CMBF
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