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EA announces featured songs in The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack

by: Tina -
More On: The Sims 3: Ambitions
A soundtrack can really make or break the experience of a video game, but The Sims franchise takes a different look on the score to their titles by embedding it into the context of the game. Translated into Simlish, the official Sims language, tracks from top-of-the-charts artists will be featured in the upcoming The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack. You can check out the latest music video released by EA featuring Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" track morphed into Simlish.

You can tell that there is definitely some diversity in the genres featured, even if the line-up is reminiscent of the "Now That's What I Call Music" audio series. Read on to see the full list of tracks coming to The Sims 3.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 13, 2010 – It’s time to turn up the volume! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the chart-topping artists whose Simlish songs will be featured in The Sims™ 3 Ambitions Expansion pack* for the PC and Mac this summer. Artists include Rise Against with their sizzling hit ‘Savior’ which was featured in The Sims 3 Ambitions trailer, new-comer Charice who recently performed for Oprah and Lady Antebellum with their number one hit single ‘Need You Now.’ Additionally, the members of Lady Antebellum were created as Sims for a musical video trailer also being released today. Click here to watch the video.

“Each time we set out to create a soundtrack for an expansion pack, it’s always exciting matching the vibe of the game to the music by our incredible lineup of extremely diverse artists,” said Robi Kauker, Audio Director for The Sims Studio at EA. “It’s fun hearing hit tracks in the language of The Sims, and I think fans will be pleased to find their favorites songs and artists throughout this game, and will no doubt discover new bands to follow in The Sims 3 Ambitions.”

Current artists and songs featured in the game include:

· Lady Antebellum—“Need You Now”

· Rise Against—“Savior”

· Charice—“Pyramid”

· Melanie Fiona—“Bang Bang”

· Toni Braxton—“Make My Heart”

· Neon Trees—“Animal”

· V V Brown—“Shark In The Water”

· Daisy Dares You—“Number One Enemy”

· OK Go—“This Too Shall Pass”

· Old 97’s—“Early Morning”

· Murder By Death—“As Long As There is Whiskey In The World”

· The Acorn—“Restoration”

· Mike Posner—“Cooler Than Me”

· Violent Soho—“Jesus Stole My Girlfriend”

· Kerli—“Tea Party”

· Eli “Paperboy” Reed—“Come And Get it”

· Hal Linton—“Lock My Heart Down”

· Radney Foster And The Confessions—“Until It’s Gone”

· The Constellations—“Setback”

As the second expansion pack to The Sims 3, the best-selling PC game of 2009**, The Sims 3 Ambitions allows players to pursue a variety of exciting paths and careers in their Sims’ lives that in turn affect their overall gameplay experience and neighborhood. In The Sims 3 Ambitions, players can choose to hunt down vengeful spirits as the ghost hunter, invent brilliant and potentially destructive gadgets as an inventor, craft glorious masterpieces as a sculptor, and solve riveting cases by any means necessary as an investigator with dozens of cases to solve and numerous clues to find. For the first time, players will be in charge of how their Sims’ career progresses and decide if they will work for good or evil, pursue creative endeavors or technical affairs, climb to the top quickly, or be a slacker. The future of a Sims’ success or failure is entirely in the hands of the player.

The Sims 3 Ambitions Expansion pack for the PC and Mac will ship to retailers worldwide the week of June 1, 2010. The Sims 3 Ambitions will also be available for feature phones, iPhone® and iPod touch® in late 2010 from EA Mobile™. These versions will have customized mobile gameplay features and music playlists which will be revealed in the coming months. For information on carrier availability and pricing for all EA Mobile games, please visit www.eamobile.com.