EA Announces Plans For The Sims House Party Expansion Pack

Add-on disk to 2000 s top-selling PC game in stores this Spring.

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Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) has announced plans to release this spring, The Sims House Party Expansion Pack, a new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of 2000, The Sims. With new characters, activities, architecture styles, objects, music and much more, the new expansion pack will give players the chance to host outrageous parties for their Sims.

Just like real people, Sims are social creatures, but it has always been difficult for them to get together and party, said Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of EA s Maxis studio. This new expansion pack pumps up the fun of watching and controlling your Sims in a group dynamic."

Three new architecture styles and dozens of new objects allow players to hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at a rave with their Sims. Within each entertaining theme, a festive variety of costumes and d?r options are available to add breadth to the bash.

Players can build a dance floor for their Sims and watch them keep to the rhythm of the DJ s music. They can hire a flashy caterer to keep the buffet table and punch bowl full. Or they can roll in a mechanical bull or the giant cake full of surprises and kick the party into high gear. The House Party Expansion Pack makes it easy for the Sims to throw an absolutely unforgettable evening for all of their friends.

The Sims unparalleled success most recently inspired the creation of its first add-on pack, The Sims Livin it Up which shipped this past September. The Sims Livin it Up allows players to put their simulated families from The Sims into new extreme situations and settings. To date, The Sims Livin it Up has sold over 90,000 copies in the UK.

The Sims, the wildly popular game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as Sims and control their lives, skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February and has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. It was the best selling PC game of 2000 according to Reston-based PC Data. Translated into 13 different languages, the game continues to be a top seller worldwide. For more information on The Sims, The Sims Livin it Up, and The Sims House Party, visit http://www.thesims.com.