EA Says That Hit Songs Are Always in Season for The Sims.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today revealed the impressive soundtrack for The Sims[TM] 2 Seasons. Fans of The Sims games will be thrilled to learn they can hear their favorite musical acts -- artists like Lily Allen, The Veronicas and The String Cheese Incident -- reinterpret favorite hits in Simlish, the native language of The Sims. The Sims is the blockbuster video game franchise that celebrates self-expression through virtual, everyday life.
"Recording "SMILE" was a great experience for me. Sometimes revenge can be fun," said Lily Allen. "But getting to sing it again -- IN SIMLISH -- came very naturally and it was hilarious to practice! The silly language and whimsy of The Sims games are a perfect fit for the song. I was laughing the entire time!"
"Being well-versed in improvisation, we felt up for the challenge of re-recording our song, 'Close Your Eyes' in Simlish. The Sims' language may be a bit unfamiliar, but musically it actually translates fairly smoothly; its cadence is quite musical," said Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident.
"EA leads the industry in creating groundbreaking music for our top-selling titles, and The Sims is perhaps the most unique opportunity in the world today. It takes a special kind of artist to accept the challenge and have fun with the experience. Lily Allen, The Veronicas and String Cheese Incident all brought tremendous creativity and enthusiasm to their sessions, and the result is some of the most surprising songs yet in a Sims game. We're proud to have their hits in 'Simlish' for our worldwide audience of more than 85 million Sims fans," said Steve Schnur, Executive of Worldwide Music and Marketing at EA.
Fans are encouraged to check out Simlish tracks of The String Cheese Incident, The Veronicas, as well as a Sims-animated video for Lily Allen's "Smile" by visiting http://sims2.com.
The Sims 2 Seasons Soundtrack Artist Track Government Mule Mr. High And Mighty Lily Allen Smile moe. Blue Jeans Pizza Tata Young Zoom The Breadbox Band N The Chris McCarty Band The Next One The String Cheese Incident Close Your Eyes The Veronicas When It All Falls Apart
The Sims 2 Seasons will build on the celebrated The Sims 2 experience that allows players to create and control virtual characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. The Sims 2 Seasons allows players to enjoy all four seasons with their Sims - whether your Sims are making snow angels in the fresh winter snow, playing a game of Marco Polo on a hot summer day or jumping into leaf piles during a brisk autumn afternoon, the variety of seasonal activities are guaranteed to add a fresh, new layer of fun for your Sims! The stunning visual effects of winter, spring, summer and fall not only deliver unique benefits to The Sims 2 gameplay, but also impact your Sims relationships, moods, skills, wants and fears. The cure for winter blues can be found in building snowmen and ice skating, while summer sun provides a great excuse to hit the pool -- just be careful not to get heat stroke! Because each season unfolds differently, players are guaranteed a fresh experience year after year!
The Sims 2 Seasons shipped in Europe on February 23 and across the US on February 27 as a PC expansion pack1 that builds on the original The Sims 2 PC game experience.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts Redwood Shores
Ship Date: February 27th, 2006 (NA, Europe):
* PC expansion pack1
ESRB Rating: "T" (Teen)
PEGI Rating : 12 +
1 Requires The Sims[TM] 2, The Sims[TM] 2 Special DVD Edition or The Sims[TM] 2 Holiday Edition to play.
About The Sims [TM]
The Sims franchise celebrated its seventh anniversary in February. The game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February 2000 and quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. The Sims[TM] PC based product and expansion packs were the best selling PC games of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Translated into 22 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. The Sims 2 shipped in September 2004 with sales already topping 8M units worldwide, it was the best selling PC game of 2004. The Sims[TM] 2 University shipped in March 2005, The Sims[TM] 2 Nightlife shipped in September 2005, The Sims[TM] 2 Open for Business shipped in February 2006 and The Sims[TM] 2 Pets shipped in October 2006. Combined sales for the franchise are approximately 85M units life-to-date. For more information on The Sims 2, visit http://www.thesims2.com and for more information on The Sims franchise titles, visit http://www.thesims.com.
About Electronic Arts
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