Whereas our PC brethren have been living the dream in The Sims 3 since last Summer when the game released for the platform, console players will have to wait for their turn until this Fall, announced Electronic Arts today.
The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions won’t be straight-out PC ports, as new features have found their way into the game. In addition to being able to make life easier or harder for their Sims thanks to new Karma powers, players will be able to make use of an online content creation sharing system without leaving the game and share their achievements on Facebook.
Exclusive to the Wii version will be a beach town with “unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes,” new head-to-head game titled “Life Moments,” and several adventure quests.
Said Sam Player, Executive Producer at EA:
“We’re bringing players the best console and handheld game for The Sims franchise to date and are excited to offer a unique experience for all types of gamers on their platform of choice. Building on the unique traits system, living open neighborhood, lifetime wishes, and endless customization options, we’ve tailored each platform of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity.”
The Sims 3 will be available for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS this Fall.