EA’s Sims Go to College

Electronic Arts today announced the shipping of The Sims 2 University, the first expansion pack for the best-selling PC sequel that debuted in September of 2004. Developed by the EA Maxis studio, the release introduces a new young-adult stage of life, four new career paths, new influence gameplay and more than 125 new objects as players get an opportunity to live out their ultimate college fantasies.

In The Sims 2 University, players explore college-related wants and fears with such activities as joining a secret society, pledging a sorority or fraternity, or becoming a member of a band. The new influence gameplay allows players to earn influence points that make other Sims perform certain tasks for them such as doing homework, writing term papers, cleaning up the fraternity house or pulling pranks on other Sims. Players will be able to choose from 11 majors while exploring new campus locations such as college lounges, pool halls, gyms and coffee houses.

The Sims 2 University is shipping under the EA GAMES brand and is rated “T” for Teen. The game will be in stores on March 1 in North America and March 11 in Europe. The Sims 2 is required to play The Sims 2 University. For more information, go to www.thesims2.com.