REDWOOD CITY , Calif. – November 22, 2004–Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced
today that EA's Maxis™ Studio is developing The Sims™ 2 University ,
the first expansion pack for the highly-acclaimed The Sims 2 PC game. The
Sims 2 University will ship this March and gives players of The Sims
2 the ability to watch their Sims become young adults and put childhood
behind them as they settle into an all-new college town to live out
their ultimate college fantasy.
Sinjin Bain, Executive Producer and Maxis Vice President, highlights
the company's commitment to its loyal following, "We are thrilled to
open up a whole new stage of life for the Sims, allowing players to
lead them through all the challenges of college and living the exciting
university lifestyle of the dorms, parties and exams. This title is
also the first in a line of expansion packs that will address our players'
desires, further develop The Sims 2 franchise and continually
expand the world of the Sims creating almost endless gameplay and storytelling
In The Sims 2 University players for the first time will
play through the new "young adult" life stage as their Sims head off
to college and join the campus crowd. Whether they live in the dorms
or rush a fraternity or sorority that's just the beginning… Sims can
choose from one of 11 majors and by keeping their grades on track,
they'll secure a final degree and open up 4 new career paths. Players
will enjoy all-new college based wants and fears that are tied to their
Sims' social life and academic goals which will lead to new rewards
and powers that will help them achieve their goals and aspirations
in college and beyond.
Pranks, parties and college social interactions add to the excitement
while your Sims explore campus locations such as college lounges,
pool halls, gyms and coffee houses. As in real life, if your Sims start
running low on funds, they can earn Simoleans by picking up a part
time job, like tutoring, or engaging in riskier affairs like printing
money as a member of the "secret society."
Of course, making the right decisions can lead to your Sim to the
ultimate goal of becoming "Big Sim on Campus" in The Sims 2 University .
The Sims 2 University will ship under the EA GAMES™ brand. The
Sims 2 is required to play The Sims 2 University .