Finally, a version of the Sims where you can be guaranteed you won't need to buy a dozen expansion packs!
EA Ships The Sims Bustin’ Out on Multiple Consoles
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 16, 2003– Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims™ Bustin’ Out for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube™ has shipped under the EA Games brand. For the first time, Sims console players can get their Sims out of the house and into all-new locations to play, work, and meet a cast of outrageous new characters.
“Gamers will go crazy over the all-new locations, wacky characters, and exciting careers in The Sims Bustin’ Out,” said Sinjin Bain, Vice President and Executive Producer of the game at EA’s Maxis™ studio. “We’ve added ten times the content of the first Sims console game, to make sure Sims fans are entertained for a very long time.”
In The Sims Bustin’ Out players can now get out of the house and travel to 16 wild new locations to socialize with 25 outrageous characters. Players can choose from challenging careers like Gangster, Paramilitary, or Mad Scientist. Depending on what career track you choose there are now several different ways to play the game. Players can now drive their scooter or a variety of unlockable vehicles to visit locations such as Shiny Things Lab where they can invent a Rocket Gnome or Casa Caliente to try out their love potions on a friend.
Players can unlock and collect hundreds of social moves and objects as they progress through the game. Players can try their luck with moves like Booty Spank and French Kiss or they can unlock objects exclusive to the console such as the Climbing Wall and a Mutant Plant.
Featuring a completely overhauled game engine, The Sims Bustin’ Out displays stunning graphics and Sims that are more life-like than ever. Players can customize their Sims right down to the color of their eyes with a variety of new facial feature options; Sims characters will also have distinct and noticeable personalities that will affect gameplay. For example, a shy Sim will be a wall-flower at the dance club, but an outgoing Sim will be rocking around the dance floor, showing off his moves.
The Sims Bustin’ Out for the Nintendo GameCube supports connectivity with The Sims Bustin’ Out for Game Boy® Advance. When connected, Game Boy Advance players will unlock a hidden game cabinet that will allow them to use their Nintendo GameCube Sims to play mini-games on the Game Boy Advance and earn extra Simoleons. Players can also download and play their Nintendo GameCube Sim in the Game Boy Advance world and obtain Simoleons, improve motives, and build skills to bring back with them to the Nintendo GameCube version. This enables players to take their Nintendo GameCube Sim with them anywhere.
All console versions have memory card support so players can take their Sims over to a friend’s house. Players can play with a friend in two-player mode, which is available throughout the entire game.
The Sims Bustin’ Out for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube was developed by EA’s Maxis Studio and carries an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen. It is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US $49.99 or by direct order from the EA StoreSM at http://www.ea.com or by calling 877-EA GAMES (1- 877- 324-2637). More information on The Sims Bustin’ Out can be found at http://thesims.ea.com/.