EA Reveals The Sims 3 Line-Up for 2013 Including New Expansion and Stuff Packs

Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:30pm EST

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Live the College Life, Relax in Paradise, Travel to the Future and More in The
Sims 3 This Year
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Whether partying with class or venturing into open seas, The Sims has you
covered this year with the release of new expansion and stuff packs to add
depth, variety and new ways to play with life in The Sims 3 for PC/Mac. The
Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that The Sims 3
University Life and The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Packs*, and an untitled
new expansion and a stuff pack are in development and will be available to
players in 2013. Also, available on January 22 is The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s
Stuff, in which playerscan warp their Sims back in time with the hottest
fashions, hairstyles and furnishings from decades past. 

"With the release of three new expansion packs, a new stuff pack, and premium
content through The Sims 3 Store, we are looking forward to seeing what our
players create and share online with so many great options," said Scott Evans
General Manager of The Sims Studio. He continues, "We are dedicated to building
quality games with unique themes and exciting new content for The Sims 3 that
add tremendous depth to The Sims 3 gameplay experience." 

Coming this March, The Sims 3 University Life will give players an opportunity
to leave home and attend university, where they will enroll in classes, earn
degrees and discover the crazy antics and hijinks that go hand-in-hand with the
college lifestyle. From juice-keggers to new social groups, to protests in the
quad and young love, there`s much more to university than time spent in the
classroom. Sims will explore an all-new college town filled with new locations
to visit such as the bowling alley and SimBurger and discover hidden talents
through an array of extra-curricular activities, including spray painting
murals, playing games of kicky bag in the quad and so much more! 

The Sims 3 University Life opens a new chapter for young adult to elder Sims and
anyone in between. Once a Sim is enrolled in university, they will pick from one
of six majors and work towards earning a degree. From class activities to
major-specific objects, The Sims 3 University Life will poise Sims for multiple
benefits in their careers, including accelerated pay, higher career entry, new
opportunities and more. 

Available for pre-order is The Sims 3 UniversityLife Limited EditionExpansion
Pack, which includes the Party Pack consisting of the Partaeus Maximus statue, a
toga outfit and a masquerade mask. The Partaeus Maximus statue is an all-new
object that will appear in the university world and enable Sims to choose from
six different party themes and throw the ultimate bash. 

Dropping anchor this June is The Sims 3 Island Paradise, an expansion pack
filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the
sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. For the
first time ever, Sims can take the helm of fully customizable houseboats and set
sail in search of uncharted islands, create, own and manage resorts or discover
what lies beneath the ocean through the new skill-based scuba diving and
snorkeling activities. The Sims 3 Island Paradise introduces all new ways to
build - whether it`s a lavish five-star resort, a bungalow on the water or a
houseboat that can travel the seas. Players can create their own idea of island
paradise for their Sims in this new expansion pack and embark on an
unforgettable journey. 

Launching this fall is an all-new stuff pack that is filled with clothing and
d├ęcor inspired by iconic movie themes and settings. Additionally this fall, Sims
will finally be able to travel to the future in an all-new expansion pack,
currently untitled. More details will be revealed in the coming months, but Sims
will certainly have the time of their lives this year with the offerings from
The Sims 3. 

The Sims 3 University Life israted "T" for Teen and the rating is pending for
The Sims 3 Island Paradise. The Sims 3 University Life is currently available
for pre-order online and across retailers worldwide. For more information on The
Sims 3 University Life, please visit the official website at
www.thesims.com/universitylife, "Like" uson Facebook or follow us on Twitter. 

Press assets for The Sims 3 University Life can be found at www.info.ea.com. 

*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/Mac to play. 

About The Sims

For more than a decade, The Sims has entertained millions of people across the
globe and has made an indelible footprint on the interactive world. A
world-renowned interactive entertainment phenomenon, The Sims has sold more than
150 million units to date and continues to enhance its rich multi-platform
portfolio with offerings that inspire creativity and reach one of the broadest
audiences in gaming. TheSims evolves its magnetic appeal by delivering gameplay
experiences that are current, compelling and above all, entertaining. A
microcosm of society, The Sims gives players the ability to play with life by
creating and controlling virtual lives and telling meaningful stories. Hundreds
of millions of players` creations have been shared and downloaded by one of the
most active player communities in the world and the viral appeal of The Sims is
further evidenced by its 30 million fans across global social networks. With a
variety of unique gameplay themes, engaging content and collaborations with top
brands and artists, there is something for everyone to love in The Sims and to
play anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. For more information
about The Sims, visit www.thesims.com. 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect
is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a
trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the
property of their respective owners and used with permission. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

EA
Brooke Bauguess, 310-754-7312
Communications Director
bbauguess@ea.com
Nicole Rauschnot, 650-628-5295
Sr. Publicist
nrauschnot@ea.com



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