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The Sims: Mega Deluxe

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Press Release:
    EA Ships The Sims Mega Deluxe Tuesday May 25, 9:01 am ET The Greatest Compilation of the Top-Selling PC Game of All Time

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2004--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS - News) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) Mega Deluxe in North America, the ultimate compilation of the top-selling PC franchise of all time. The Sims Mega Deluxe combines the original #1 PC game, The Sims, with three of its popular expansion packs: The Sims Livin' Large, The Sims House Party, and The Sims Hot Date. Assembling a staggering 600 items for your Sims to use the first time you play, there's never been a better time to try The Sims. The Sims, which originally launched in February 2000, is the wildly popular game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as Sims and control their lives. For the first time, The Sims Mega Deluxe combines The Sims with three popular expansion packs:

  • The Sims Hot Date, which allows players to be matchmakers for their Sims, watching the sparks fly or fizzle. Sims can venture out of the house and into the downtown area, where they'll gossip over a candlelit dinner, buy gifts for their dates, or just cruise the strip in hopes of getting lucky. Also included are 125 romantically searing items like the Cuddle Couch and Lover's Swing.
  • The Sims Livin' Large allows players to put their Sims into the most outrageous situations and settings. Its content adds 125 extreme items to the game including a home chemistry lab, heart shaped bed, and crystal ball, as well as a cast of wild characters such as the Grim Reaper, Genie, and Tragic Clown.
  • The Sims House Party gives players everything they need to throw the biggest bashes in their neighborhood. Whether their Sims hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at a rave, they are sure to rock the house. Additionally, there are over 100 outrageous items such as a dance cage and mechanical bull, as well as madcap characters like a cake dancer and personal caterer.

    The Sims Mega Deluxe also includes The Sims(TM) Creator, an inventive customization tool for creating Sim characters. Players can recreate any Sim imaginable, right down to the smallest detail, including a variety of new clothes and customized accessories. For the ultimate level of personalization, players can import their face into the program and put it directly on a Sim character.

    Rounding off this must-have collection, players can furnish their homes with additional content ranging from decorative Japanese outdoor fountains to exotic African masks. This bonus material also will be available for download from http://www.thesims.com. Access to this content requires players to own The Sims Mega Deluxe Edition, The Sims Double Deluxe Edition, The Sims Deluxe Edition or The Sims plus any one of the following expansion packs, The Sims Vacation, The Sims Unleashed, or The Sims Superstar. Please visit the site for further information.

    The Sims Mega Deluxe requires Windows® XP or 98, a 300 MHz Intel Pentium II, 128 MB of RAM, a 4 MB video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver, and a DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card. The Sims Mega Deluxe is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US $39.99 or by direct order from the EA Store(SM) at http://www.ea.com or by calling 877-EA GAMES (1-877-324-2637). It carries an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen with descriptors of Comic Mischief, Mature Sexual Themes, and Mild Violence.

    About The Sims

    The Sims franchise celebrated its fourth anniversary in February. The game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February 2000 and quickly becoming a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. The Sims PC base product and expansion packs were the best selling PC games of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Translated into 17 different languages, The Sims has inspired seven top selling expansion packs. They include The Sims(TM) Livin' Large, The Sims(TM) House Party, The Sims(TM) Hot Date, The Sims(TM) Vacation, The Sims(TM) Unleashed, The Sims(TM) Superstar, and The Sims(TM) Makin' Magic. Combined sales for the franchise have topped 34 million units life-to-date. For more information on The Sims franchise titles, visit http://www.thesims.com.

    About Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. In 2003 EA had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM) and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

    Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG, EA Store, Maxis and The Sims are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contact: Electronic Arts/Maxis Desiree Baldwin, 650-628-3963 (Publicity Coordinator) [email protected] Robyn Rodota, 650-628-3830 (PR Manager) [email protected]

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on May 26, 2004.