Feeds

Sims 3 embraces consoles (and handhelds too)

Never leave the game

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

EA's mega franchise, Sims, is getting even more mega in the Autumn, when the iconic PC game Sims 3 makes its debut on PS3, XBox 360, the Wii and Nintendo DS.

EA is tailoring Sims 3 to each platform, with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity and connectivity."

Which is nice.

The new platforms all get a new feature called "Karma Powers" that "makes it easier than ever to mess with life. 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", counsels EA, for they "may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite".

Connectivity is emphasised for the PS3 and Xbox 360 - with Facebook hook-ins and a Web 2.0 sprinkling of sharing creations and downloading content from other players around the world "without ever leaving the game". Ominous.

Of course none of this is free - you'll need an EA online account, as well as Playstation Network or Xbox 360 Live accounts.

Onto the Wii, which gets it very own all new Sims 3 beach town with unique residents and so on. Also, players can go head to head in a new "Life moments" game to earn rewards.

Lastly and, we suspect for most reghardware readers, leastly, Nintendo DS players can use the stylus to build their Sims' homes, sculpt their Sims's facial features and so on.

Leastly for EA is another handheld platform, the Sony PSP. No plans there, it seems. Sims 3 for the iPhone has been out for nearly a year.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?