Let The Sims 3 Expansions Begin

Travel around the simulated world this November, as EA announces The Sims 3 World Adventures, the globe-spanning first expansion to the top-selling threequel.

The Sims 3 World Adventures introduces several exotic new locales for your little fake people to visit, all based off of real-world locations. China, France, and Egypt are represented in Shang Simla, Champs Les Sims, and Al Simhara respectively, allowing your Sims to explore strange new lands, hunt for treasure, meet new people, and discover new styles unique to each region, bringing foreign influence into your happy little town.

The expansion will bring with it exclusive online content, with the Mac and PC versions including 1,000 SimPoints that can be used to purchase said content. The expansion should be in stores the week of November 16th, with iPhone and mobile versions due out in early 2010.

I've never been a Sims fan, but I have to admit that The Sims 3 struck a chord in me. When I'm not playing it, the game isn't far from my mind. Thing is, it's the character interaction that keeps me occupied for hours, so I could care less whether I get to go to Sim-Egypt or Sim-China. I find the aspect of cultural exchange fascinating, however. It makes me want to send random Sims off on vacation, pay no attention to them, and then see how they've changed when they return.

Oh god. I've become one of them, haven't I?


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