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NOTAS DE PRENSA

Estas notas de prensa son oficiales de Electronic Arts y están en inglés porque así se publicaron originalmente.

Índice: 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004

 

2001

EA anuncia ‘Los Sims: House Party’
23/1/2001

EA Announces Plans For The Sims House Party Expansion Pack

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

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.

Lanzamiento de ‘Los Sims: House Party’
29/3/2001

EA Ships The Sims House Party Expansion Pack

Add-on Disk to 2000 and 2001’s Top-Selling PC Game in Stores Now

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 29, 2001 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) House Party Expansion Pack, a new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of 2000 and 2001, The Sims. Packed with a variety of fun-filled activities for Sims to take part in, three new architecture and decor styles, more than 100 new items, five fresh music and dance styles and much more, the new expansion pack gives players the chance to host outrageous parties for their Sims.

“Players love to watch their Sims interact, but until now, there were only a few objects that allowed Sims to get together in groups,” said Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of EA’s Maxis(TM) studio. “By allowing Sims to mix and mingle, House Party adds a whole new level of game play to The Sims experience.”

Three new architecture styles and more than 100 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 decor options are available to add breadth to the bash.

Players can build a dance floor, with optional dance cages, and watch their Sims dance to the rhythm of the DJ’s music. A flashy caterer is available for hire to keep the buffet table and punch bowl full. When all else fails, players can roll in a mechanical bull or the popular cake dancers to kick the party into high gear. The House Party Expansion Pack makes it easy for players to throw everything from a small birthday bash to a wild bachelor party.

EA anuncia ‘Los Sims: Primera Cita’
5/7/2001

EA Announces Plans For The Sims Hot Date Expansion Pack

Third Add-on Disk to 2000 and 2001’s Top-Selling PC Game in Stores this Fall

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 5, 2001 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) today announced plans to release this Fall The Sims™ Hot Date Expansion Pack, a new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of 2000 & 2001, The Sims™. The Sims Hot Date Expansion Pack represents an entirely new experience for The Sims-dating! With exciting new characters, interests, romance objects, and an all-new Downtown area filled with restaurants, shops and parks, The Sims Hot Date will get your Sims off the couch and into the singles scene. Play matchmaker for your Sims and watch them become Casanovas or Casanevers.

“Just like everyone, the Sims are looking for love,” said Tim LeTourneau, Producer at EA’s Maxis™ studio. “Hot Date allows Sims to experience the hilarious ups and downs of the dating game.”

Players can have their Sims ask each other out on a date or try their luck with an in-game dating service. Arrange to meet another Sim Downtown at exciting and romantic locations that the player can create. Everything from a candlelit dinner, a drink at the bar or a rendezvous in the park is possible as your Sim attempts to orchestrate an evening to remember.

Once your Sim is out with that special someone, additional interests and new interactions keep the conversation flowing and chemistry clicking. Sims can now flirt, play footsie, engage in a little tonsil hockey, or converse in Simlish about new and diverse interests. Being a fun and fascinating date gets your Sim one step closer to a goodnight kiss or more!

Players can watch sparks fly or fizzle as their Sims meet and date a host of new characters. Sims can spurn the advances of The Jock, welcome the overtures of the Femme Fatale, find true lust with Mr. Medallion, or strike out with the Blonde Bombshell. Over 100 new objects, including the Picnic Basket, Cuddle Couch and the Love Tub, allow players to set the mood for their Sims. Find your Sim a soul mate…or have fun trying with The Sims Hot Date.

The Sims’ unparalleled success has already inspired the creation of two add-on packs, The Sims Livin’ Large which shipped in September 2000 and The Sims House Party which shipped April 2001. The Sims Livin’ Large allows players to put their simulated families from The Sims into new extreme situations and settings and The Sims House Party gives players the chance to host outrageous parties for their Sims. Combined sales for both titles in North American top one million units.

Lanzamiento de ‘Los Sims: Primera Cita’
14/11/2001

EA Ships The Sims Hot Date Expansion Pack

Add-On Disk to 2000 and 2001’s Top-Selling PC Game Gets Sims Out of the House.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)–Nov. 14, 2001. Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) Hot Date Expansion Pack, the new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of 2000 & 2001, The Sims(TM). The Sims Hot Date Expansion Pack represents an entirely new experience for The Sims — dating! Play matchmaker to the Sims and watch the sparks fly or fizzle. For the first time ever, Sims will be able to leave their homes and visit an all new downtown area that will give them a place for a romantic rendezvous or to just hang out with a friend. Send your Sims out to a dinner for two at the swankiest restaurant in town, a fun-filled picnic in the park or a leisurely stroll down Main Street. Will your Sims find true love or be destined to a lifetime membership in the lonely-hearts club?

“A longtime desire of players has been to get their Sims out of the house,” said Tim LeTourneau, producer at EA’s Maxis(TM) studio. “Hot Date gives The Sims a chance to get off the couch, travel to new locales, and try their luck at the dating game.”

Players can take their dream dates to an all-new, fully-customizable downtown area filled with shops, restaurants and parks. They can also invite neighbors and friends to meet at these new locales as well.

With over forty new social interactions, The Sims can flirt, play footsie, make out, gossip about the couple at the next table or chat in Simlish about new and diverse interests…whatever it takes to keep sparks flying on their dates.

Over 125 new objects, including the Picnic Basket, Love Tub, Cuddle Couch and Lover’s Swing, allow players to set the perfect mood for their Sims. Find your Sim a soul mate…or have fun trying with The Sims Hot Date.