SimAnimals for Wii and DS

SimAnimals for Wii and DS
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EA and The Sims Label have announced SimAnimals for the Wii and Nintendo DS. SimAnimals is a brand new IP made exclusively for Nintendo platforms and will arrive worldwide in January 2009.

Using an on-screen hand gamers will be able to interact with the animals, reaching into the game to touch, pick up and move them and the objects in their world. Depending on how you interact with them, the animals will grow to love or hate you.

“SimAnimals opens up a new world of creativity with wild animal adventure, fun and mischief,” said Rod Humble, Head of Studio for The Sims Label. “For the first time in an animal game, you can reach out and touch, engage and play with a huge cast of wild animals in their natural surroundings. SimAnimals offers an immersive and tactile experience using the Wii remote and the Nintendo DS stylus that allows you to easily and intuitively become part of the wood’s expressive, quirky and sometimes surprising narrative. Classic story-telling about wild animals comes to life in SimAnimals.”

In SimAnimals you’ll encounter many different types of animal, including friendly wild animals like deer, squirrels, rabbits, hedgehogs and owls, and mischievous characters like foxes, raccoons, badgers, crows and bears. It’s up to you to make sure everyone gets along. In the Wii game you’ll be able to play cooperatively with up to three additional players.

SimAnimals is due for release on Wii and Nintendo DS in January 2009.

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