Wii-based Sims spin-off, MySims, is to appear on the PC this October, along with a new 8-player online mode. The game - a sort of cross between Lego and Animal Crossing - is a cutesified, deliberately Japanese-styled game of building a town and filling it with happy, bobble-headed people. The excellent Keza assures me it's very girly indeed.
So now it's coming out on the PC, with online features. That's the PC. The PC. MySims, with online features, on PC, for the PC, on PCs this October, for the PC, online. Below is EA's press release. With the clues provided here, and in the details below, see if you can guess which format it's for, and what the new features might involve.
MYSIMS BRINGS ALL THE FUN FROM THE HIT WII GAME, ALONG WITH NEW FEATURES, TO PC PLAYERS WORLDWIDE IN OCTOBER
Play And Share Online With Your Friends And Meet New MySims Characters On Your PC!
Guildford, UK — July 7, 2008 — The Sims™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) Label, today announced the first details for MySims™, made for the PC, coming to stores in October, 2008. MySims first launched on the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in Autumn, 2007 and has been a worldwide hit embraced by players everywhere. Now the game makes its way to the PC with new online features and new characters.
In MySims you can create original characters, build a town, grow a community and discover a world of your own. Start by personalising the appearance of your MySims from head to toe and go on to unlock cool new items as you befriend and build relationships with your neighbours. Make your creations unique when you design your own homes, shops, restaurants and more in this fun, open-ended game. All that you need is a little creativity and some help from the locals!
Now on the PC with new online features and characters! Have fun with friends safely in a shared online game space and discover surprises and wonders in your newly created town with the MySims you love and a new cast of characters! Now in MySims, made for the PC, you can find all the fun of the first game plus new online features and all-new characters to spark your creativity. Safely chat, interact and play games like Tag and Hide-and-Seek with your online buddies. Construct buildings and create objects to use cooperatively with up to seven friends that are online with you. Like trading cards, share your creations with your friends in-game, as well as outside the game via email or instant message so that others can enjoy them in their own MySims town. The choice to play online is yours, so you can decide to play as a single-player or expand your experience by playing with friends in an online neighborhood.
“MySims, made for the PC, opens up the world of MySims for you to explore, play and share with up to seven other friends that are online with you,” said Rod Humble, Head of Studio for The Sims Label. “For the first time, you can express the creativity of MySims with others in a collaborative way, as you create and live in a shared town with your friends online. With MySims, made for the PC, it’s a whole new world of interaction with personalised creations, buildings and towns to share, along with furniture and other tailored creations that you and your friends can trade. Players who enjoyed MySims on the Wii and Nintendo DS will view this as a great way to connect with friends in an online PC game and those new to MySims will find this a fresh and exciting game.”
In October - it’s time to get your MySims out on the town!
But what's it out on in October? And what do they mean by this cryptic "out on the town" statement?! WE DEMAND TO BE TOLD!
Now, I've met Rod Humble, and he doesn't talk like that at all. I've got a feeling EA might have secretly replaced him with a robot. Artist's impression: