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EA released some of the first screenshots from the upcoming 'Sims 3' game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The #1 PC game franchise of all time comes to today's hottest gaming platform! The Sims 3 brings exciting new gameplay and endless possibilities all on your iPhone! Enjoy unexpected moments of surprise and mischief, as you choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims' destinies and make their wishes come true. Create and customize your Sims appearance and personality, then take your Sims out of the house and into the neighborhood with all new open world gameplay. Make their world your own!

EA provides the following list of features to be found in the game:

  • Over 10 hours of gameplay filled with hysterical antics and unexpected moments of surprise
  • New beautiful 3D visuals
  • Support for iPhone specific controls (touch and accelerometer)
  • Explore an ever-changing neighborhood with new open world gameplay
  • Enjoy smarter Sims with deeper personalities, wishes and goals
  • Create your own Sim, complete with different hair styles, clothes, personalities and more
  • Keep your Sims busy with 4 fun mini-games including fishing, gardening, cooking, and house repairs
  • Develop complex relationships with other Sims as you fall in love, make friends or rebel against the neighborhood

No new word on release date, but we'll let you know when we hear.

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Sims 3 was also briefly demoed (YouTube) at Apple's iPhone 3.0 Preview event.

  • snowy2004

    Oh my!

    That's some pretty amazing graphics.

  • snowy2004

    Oh my!

    That's some pretty amazing graphics.

  • Phil

    I hope that the game has some sort of house building mechanic. That is 3/4s of the fun of the Sims for me.

    • Kai

      same here

      • Kevin

        well, idk about the house building, because in the demo during the iPhone SDK 3.0 event, there was only buy and live mode. but i agree that there should be some sort of build mode too; it'd make it much more fun.

  • Phil

    I hope that the game has some sort of house building mechanic. That is 3/4s of the fun of the Sims for me.

    • Kai

      same here

      • Kevin

        well, idk about the house building, because in the demo during the iPhone SDK 3.0 event, there was only buy and live mode. but i agree that there should be some sort of build mode too; it'd make it much more fun.

  • Hjj

    I wonder if there will be a $$$ cheat. To be honest, for me, the fun came *after* you built your insanely extravagant mansion with no toilets.

  • Hjj

    I wonder if there will be a $$$ cheat. To be honest, for me, the fun came *after* you built your insanely extravagant mansion with no toilets.

  • dean

    Doesn't look so good. Graphics look nice but now that I read the info of this game it doesn't look so great

  • dean

    Doesn't look so good. Graphics look nice but now that I read the info of this game it doesn't look so great

  • bubby

    Instead of making an all-new Sims game for the iPhone, why not optimize the original game and port it? Like have the Sims 1, but updated for iPhone use. I'd totally be into that. By making the new game and attempting to update the graphics, they risk making it complete shit. "Over 10 hours" of gameplay being the major disappointment here. What, after 10 hours am I going to get sick of it? I'm hoping not...

  • bubby

    Instead of making an all-new Sims game for the iPhone, why not optimize the original game and port it? Like have the Sims 1, but updated for iPhone use. I'd totally be into that. By making the new game and attempting to update the graphics, they risk making it complete shit. "Over 10 hours" of gameplay being the major disappointment here. What, after 10 hours am I going to get sick of it? I'm hoping not...

  • sam

    yeah, i thought sims was open ended gameplay. that's the whole idea of a simulation game of life- it never ends, not limited to ten hours. or is this talking about like 'missions' as such?

    and from the screenshots, what does he spend 10 grand on?! :D

  • sam

    yeah, i thought sims was open ended gameplay. that's the whole idea of a simulation game of life- it never ends, not limited to ten hours. or is this talking about like 'missions' as such?

    and from the screenshots, what does he spend 10 grand on?! :D

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com/iphone mek

    i think i will pass until it is released, I still can't play sim city cause of the menu depth and such a tiny screen...

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com/iphone mek

    i think i will pass until it is released, I still can't play sim city cause of the menu depth and such a tiny screen...

  • it's friday man

    They're not going to give it the same scale and depth of gameplay of the PC version, because they want you to buy both...

  • it's friday man

    They're not going to give it the same scale and depth of gameplay of the PC version, because they want you to buy both...

  • Fattychance

    I would much rather have the original Sims than a scaled down POS version.

    I'm willing to pay for a full version sell me the real thing.

    Otherwise, forget it.

    You can bet that the 40mil+ iPod and iPhone users have the money to afford the real thing.

    • Kevin

      yeah. but my comp's a slow, ancient little piece of crud, so i couldn't run the pc version. maybe the iPhone version will be like sims urbz for DS, but hopefully more open-ended.

  • Fattychance

    I would much rather have the original Sims than a scaled down POS version.

    I'm willing to pay for a full version sell me the real thing.

    Otherwise, forget it.

    You can bet that the 40mil+ iPod and iPhone users have the money to afford the real thing.

    • Kevin

      yeah. but my comp's a slow, ancient little piece of crud, so i couldn't run the pc version. maybe the iPhone version will be like sims urbz for DS, but hopefully more open-ended.

  • Fattychance

    Oh...and for the record...I won't buy anything aimed at any other platform right now.

  • Fattychance

    Oh...and for the record...I won't buy anything aimed at any other platform right now.

  • Bloc Party

    Did anyone really expect any less from EA?

    I'm shocked that Tiger Woods PGA has so much content.

    EA are a plague on the gaming industry.

  • Bloc Party

    Did anyone really expect any less from EA?

    I'm shocked that Tiger Woods PGA has so much content.

    EA are a plague on the gaming industry.

  • David

    Sounded like a nifty idea at first, but the fact that it will probably be a $9.99 game with "extras" you can buy for 99¢ each... yay, I want an app that will nickel and dime me for everything I'm worth.

  • David

    Sounded like a nifty idea at first, but the fact that it will probably be a $9.99 game with "extras" you can buy for 99¢ each... yay, I want an app that will nickel and dime me for everything I'm worth.

  • James

    that's pretty sweet... did anyone notice that the background is from Back to the Future?

  • James

    that's pretty sweet... did anyone notice that the background is from Back to the Future?

  • Candy

    I'm looking forward to this! I can't judge a game before I play it!

    It says 10 hrs of gameplay but Sims games are open ended so not sure why it says that.

  • Candy

    I'm looking forward to this! I can't judge a game before I play it!

    It says 10 hrs of gameplay but Sims games are open ended so not sure why it says that.

  • Kai

    I hope so much that their will be families in this one otherwise it won't be the sims. i hate stupid mini games.

  • Kai

    I hope so much that their will be families in this one otherwise it won't be the sims. i hate stupid mini games.

  • Haley

    I think it will be realesed June 2.

  • Haley

    I think it will be realesed June 2.

  • Rio

    good news, it has been released on itunes
    but, the badnews are...
    u can't fast forward
    only can play 1 sim at a time (with 3 slot sims)
    only have a few items and furniture until they release the OS 3 version (which allows u to buy exotic furiture for 99¢ not include itunes tax)
    and sometimes the game crash and u haven't saved yet... and have to play all over again... (yes, it happen and i already hard/soft reset my iphone but it still crash, not all the time though)

  • Rio

    good news, it has been released on itunes
    but, the badnews are...
    u can't fast forward
    only can play 1 sim at a time (with 3 slot sims)
    only have a few items and furniture until they release the OS 3 version (which allows u to buy exotic furiture for 99¢ not include itunes tax)
    and sometimes the game crash and u haven't saved yet... and have to play all over again... (yes, it happen and i already hard/soft reset my iphone but it still crash, not all the time though)

  • BEATRICE

    I like the sims 3 because its a fun game i always play it on my i- toch love it

  • Katya

    Hi, I'am from Russia. My name is Katya, game Sims on my iPhone, I whant to know such keys on Sim3:Ambitions