EA Launches The Sims 3 Seasons

  EA Launches The Sims 3 Seasons

       Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall…Each Season Brings Fun for All

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- November 13, 2012

Celebrate the change of seasons this holiday in one of the most
highly-anticipated expansion packs released from the critically-acclaimed The
Sims Studio. The Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today
announced that The Sims™ 3 Seasons Expansion Pack* is now available across
retailers nationwide and Origin.com on PC/Mac and for digital download on PC
at Origin.com. In the latest release from the widely popular The Sims 3
series, players can experience the thrill of the changing seasons with
transformative weather, fun new activities such as snowboarding, soccer
shoot-outs, and roller-skating, entertaining festivals and even some
out-of-this-world surprises.

“The Sims 3 Seasons will offer fans more than just sunny days to tell their
stories by dramatically transforming each world from one season to the next,”
said Ryan Vaughan, Producer for The Sims. “In a first for The Sims, new
festival lots and holiday celebrations have added ways for players to truly
revel in the spirit of each season.” In addition to dramatic weather effects
and seasonal celebrations, The Sims 3 Seasons introduces all-new activities
that will add a fun and festive spirit to every season. Sims can enjoy the
unique beauty of the changing seasons as they create snowmen and snow angels,
or sip hot chocolate beneath the mistletoe against the backdrop of a winter
wonderland, go egg-hunting, enter a pie-eating contest, or toss some
horseshoes, just to name a few.

Making a return to The Sims franchise in The Sims 3 Seasons are the fan
favorite aliens. These extraterrestrial Sims bring with them UFOs, telepathic
abilities, unpredictable abductions and even male pregnancy...oh boy…or girl.
Players can add aliens to their households to observe the full range of these
otherworldly creatures’ bizarre powers, and aliens who visit earth can also
sign up to become test subjects at the new Science Facility.

Players will uncover even more surprising interactions when they install both
The Sims 3 Seasons and The Sims™ 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack which launched
in September.  With these two expansion packs, players will unlock the Weather
Stone, a mystical item that reveals new integrated gameplay possibilities
using elements from both games. Witches, vampires, werewolves and fairies from
The Sims 3 Supernatural will be able to awaken the Weather Stone and summon
their own magical weather at any time of year and in any world.**

The Sims 3 Seasons is rated “T” for Teen and now available online and across
retailers in North America. For more information, please visit the official
website at www.thesims.com/seasons, “Like” us  on Facebook or follow us on
Twitter.

Press assets for The Sims 3 Seasons can be found at www.info.ea.com.

* Requires The Sims 3 for PC/Mac to play and is compatible with all worlds
from previous The Sims 3 expansion packs except for those from The Sims 3
World Adventures. The Sims 3 Seasons is compatible with all worlds available
on The Sims 3 Store.

** The Weather Stone will appear in all worlds from The Sims 3, except for
those from The Sims 3 World Adventures.

About The Sims

For more than a decade, The Sims™ has entertained millions of people across
the globe and has made an indelible footprint on the interactive world. A
world-renowned interactive entertainment phenomenon, The Sims has sold more
than 150 million units to date and continues to enhance its rich
multi-platform portfolio with offerings that inspire creativity and reach one
of the broadest audiences in gaming. The Sims evolves its magnetic appeal by
delivering gameplay experiences that are current, compelling and above all,
entertaining. A microcosm of society, The Sims gives players the ability to
play with life by creating and controlling virtual lives and telling
meaningful stories. Hundreds of millions of players’ creations have been
shared and downloaded by one of the most active player communities in the
world and the viral appeal of The Sims is further evidenced by its 30 million
fans across global social networks. With a variety of unique gameplay themes,
engaging content and collaborations with top brands and artists, there is
something for everyone to love in The Sims and to play anytime, anywhere on
the platform of their choice. For more information about The Sims, visit
www.thesims.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates
in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about
EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

The Sims andNeed for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect
is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is
a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the
property of their respective owners and used with permission.

Contact:

EA
Brooke Bauguess, 310-754-7312
Communications Director
bbauguess@ea.com
or
Nicole Morrison, 650-628-5295
Sr. Publicist
nmorrison@ea.com
 
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