EA announce The Sims 3 for consoles

Colourful God sim and virtual interior decoration game, The Sims is having its third reincarnation taken over to games consoles after having a very popular run on the PC.

The Sims 3 will be coming over to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS this autumn and will offer a plethora of options that are new to the series.

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.”

As well as having control over each Sim’s features and whether they are happy with the terrible room layout you design for them, you can interfere with their lives even further with the new ‘Karma Powers’ that basically mean you can bless them with extra luck or doom them to fail. It is hinted however that messing with the forces of karma this way is likely to have consequences somewhere down the line.

It’s probably safe to assume that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will look prettier due to the edge they have over the Nintendo consoles when it comes to power. It has also been mentioned that these two consoles will have a ‘seamless integrated exchange system’ which will allow players to share customised content with each other.

The Wii version gets its own exclusive beach town area and a head to head mode dubbed ‘Life Moments’, which has yet to be explained.

DS owners will get the opportunity to build and design many things with the stylus and touch screen as well as being able to sculpt facial features. The story mode on this version will let you have control over a family in a complete life simulation where you get to ‘enjoy life’s special moments’. How sweet.

It’ll be interesting to see how well The Sims 3 transfers over to the consoles as the series has always found huge success and popularity on the PC. Keep an eye out for more updates later in the year before the game’s autumn release.

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Written by Anthony H

Anthony has been playing games for far too much of his life, starting with the MS-DOS classic Mario is Missing. Since then his tastes have evolved to include just about anything, but his soft spot lies with shooters and the odd strategy game. Anthony will inspire you with his prose, uplift you with his wit and lie to you in his biography.

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