Electronic Arts is pleased to announced that the The Simsâ„¢ 2 has gone gold for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢, and for the Nintendo DSâ„¢, the Nintendo Game BoyÂ® Advance. These versions of the game will ship to store shelves on October 24, 2005, followed shortly by the Sims 2 for the PSPâ„¢ handheld videogame system.
The handheld and console versions of The Sims 2 are hotly anticipated, as the PC version of The Sims 2 was the No. 1 PC game of 2004 and continues to sell, with sales already topping more than 5 Million copies worldwide. With the launch of the console and handheld titles this fall, and mobile versions available across all major carriers this winter, the Sims 2 will truly be everywhereâ€”on any platform youâ€™d want to play.
Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console. This innovative gameplay will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears. And, for the first time, players will be able to take direct control of their Sim without having to use their cursor. The handheld versions were developed from the ground up to provide The Sims 2 experience on their respective platforms and each will a feature unique storyline.
For more information, or to find out how the game will play on your favorite platform, please visit www.thesims2.com