EA begins to slowly work the MySims brand into the ground with the addition of two all-new and completely predictable games for the Wii and DS - MySims Party and MySims Racing.
Yes, the adorable little MySims are ripe for exploitation, so here comes a mini-game compilation and a kart racer! MySims Party features more than 50 mini games that you can put your MySim through, though there is a bit of a twist. Rather than have all players control generic characters, each MySim in the game has different stats, so picking the right one for the job is half the battle.
Then there's MySims Racing, which pits MySim against MySim in intense multiplayer races for up to four players. Customise your car and take it to the track, each one filled with power-ups to help you get the jump on the competition.
Both games are due out this year for the Nintendo Wii, with a slightly slimmed-down version the DS at the same time. Both also take a beloved, time-honoured brand and turn it into your average piece of borderline shovelware.
http://blip.tv/file/1644981EA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING TITLES FROM THE MYSIMS FRANCHISE
MySims Party and MySims Racing for the Wii and Nintendo DS Set to Release in 2009
REDWOOD CITY, CA — January 7, 2009 —Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced the next two titles to be released within the MySims™ Franchise. MySims™ Party and MySims™ Racing, available for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, will release in 2009.
"When we created the MySims world, we believed that the MySims characters could be part of a variety of different gaming experiences. We are thrilled to bring MySims Party and MySims Racing to fans and new players alike." said Tim LeTourneau, Executive in Charge of Production for MySims. "We've had great success with MySims, with both the original game and this autumn's MySims Kingdom. Players have really connected with the characters and now we are giving them two completely new and exciting experiences. We believe that MySims Party and MySims Racing, are great ways to couple the creativity and humor players love about the franchise with great multi-player arcade gameplay."
MySims Party for the Wii
MySims Party turns any gathering into an instant party with 50 mini games to choose from, each hosted by a different MySim. You and your friends have the chance to Stick the Trick in the extreme snowboarding mini game, outrun a robot in Robo Assault or shake your groovey thing with DJ Candy during the Go Go Dancing challenge. Each MySim character brings a unique combination of skills to the mission, with differing levels of endurance, speed and luck giving you the option to choose the best MySim for the task. You can play mini games one right after the other, or you and your friends can compete in a themed festival such as food, music or sports that offers multiple mini games.
MySims Party for the Nintendo DS
Take the mini games with you! MySims Party for the Nintendo DS offers 40 mini games to choose from. These games, specific for the DS, offer hours of entertainment. You can dig up dinosaur fossils during Excavate-a-Saurus, join Goth Boy on a first person shooter mission during Haunted Hunted or rock out with Air-Guitar-Star!
MySims Racing for the Wii
Race to the finish line in MySims Racing! Face a variety of tricky MySim opponents on a huge variety of exotic tracks! Take on up to three friends in intense multiplayer racing. During your race, find awesome power-ups such as the heat-seeking jack-o-lantern pumpkin or a bubble dropper that can help you wreck the competition. There are nearly endless customisation options so that your car reflects your high-gear personality. You can swap bodies, change paint jobs and add tons of accessories. Not only can you change the look of your car, you can also improve power, acceleration and handling by mixing and matching engines, suspension and tires.
MySims Racing for the Nintendo DS
Take the race with you! MySims Racing for the Nintendo DS allows you and up to three of your friends to race each other using local wireless or Nintendo Wi-Fi.