Singers and songwriters translate their music into Simlish for The Sims 3 Expansion Pack

by: Tina -
More popular songs and artists will be featured in The Sims 3 this November along with the release of the World Adventures Expansion Pack. The songs will be translated into Simlish, and have future plans for music videos of Sims characters as we’ve seen in the past.

Some of the notables to be featured in the game include LeAnn Rimes, Fefe Dobson, and Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (yes, that is indeed the name of a band). Read on for a list of the songs that will be translated, as well as some popular ones that have already been featured in the game.

In case you have yet to be exposed to the oddity of hearing familiar songs in Simlish, I’ve posted a video example for your viewing pleasure. I'm not particularly a fan of Katy Perry, but I hear she's a big hit in some crowds.


LEANN RIMES, FEFE DOBSON, NATALIE PORTMAN’S SHAVED HEAD AND MORE EACH SING A TUNE IN SIMLISH FOR EA’S THE SIMS 3 WORLD ADVENTURES



REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 13, 2009 – The Sims™ fans around the world will be rockin’ out to new Simlish music in The Sims™ 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack* for the PC and Mac® this November. The EA™ Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced over a dozen additional artists who will lend their Simlish voice stylings to The Sims 3 World Adventures including GRAMMY Award-winner LeAnn Rimes and hot rising stars Fefe Dobson, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Katie Melua, Esme Denters, Evan Taubenfeld, Madina Lake, and more.



“Once again, the musical world of The Sims comes to life with some of the world’s biggest stars of today and tomorrow performing their hits in Simlish,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for EA. “In the future, look for exciting music videos to accompany some of these songs, which will further demonstrate that Simlish is truly a global language.”



“My friends have told me about The Sims for years, and I’ve also heard Natasha Bedingfield and Black Eyed Peas versions of their songs in Simlish, so I was thrilled to be in on the fun,” said LeAnn Rimes. “It’s so cool to have my own music in such an iconic game.”



New global artists with Simlish songs in The Sims 3 World Adventures include:

* LeAnn Rimes – “You've Ruined Me”
* Fefe Dobson – “I Want You”
* Katie Melua – “If the lights go out”
* Madina Lake – “Lets Get Outta Here”
* Manchester Orchestra – “I've Got Friends”
* Natalie Portman's Shaved Head – “Me + Yr Daughter”
* Esme Denters – “Outta Here”
* Hot Chelle Rae – “Say”
* Audrye Sessions – “Turn Me Off”
* Metalkpretty – “Wake Up, Wake Up”
* Evan Taubenfeld – “Pumpkin Pie”
* Friday Night Boys – “Can't Take That Away”
* Cassie Steele – “Summer Nights”
* Broken Heart College – “Na Na Na”



Previously announced artists and songs featured in the game include:

* Nelly Furtado – “Manos al Aire”
* Pixie Lott – “Mama Do”
* Stefanie Heinzmann – “No One (Can Ever Change My Mind)”
* Matt & Kim – “Daylight”
* Young Punx – “Juice and Sim”



The Sims are on the adventure of their lifetime in The Sims™ 3 World Adventures, the first expansion pack to the #1 best-selling PC game of calendar 2009**, The Sims 3. Players will guide their Sims to acclaimed fortune—or potential doom. Gamers will take their Sims to famous real-world inspired destinations to conquer challenges, find treasures, discover what’s lurking in hidden caves, and more with the first ever adventure gameplay. From mastering martial arts in Shang Simla, China, discovering rich culture and famous landmarks on a romantic getaway to Champs Les Sims, France or exploring the depths of ancient tombs in Al Simhara, Egypt, Sims will learn new skills and chase down new personal opportunities, meet new Sims with unique personalities, share their culture and bring them home, discover new styles on their travels, and share everything they encounter on their adventures with the world through personal photographs, movies, and stories. Those who register their copy of the PC/Mac version of the game online will receive 1,000 SimPoints*** to be used in The Sims 3 Store. Adventure is on the horizon — what will the Sims discover?

The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack for the PC and Mac will ship to retailers worldwide the week of November 16, 2009. For those who haven’t already purchased The Sims 3 or need a good gift idea for friends or family, a special limited Holiday Collector’s Edition will be available on November 17, 2009. The special edition will feature The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition along with new holiday content.
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