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The Sims 3 Given New, Later Release Date

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Virtual residents of the last version of EA's popular life simulation get a stay of execution today, as the company officially pushes the release of The Sims 3 to June.

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The rumblings from last month prove true as Electronic Arts stamps a release date of June 2nd of the eagerly anticipated PC title The Sims 3. The change in date is never actually referred to as a delay in the official press, instead being simply given a new release date, shinier and happier than the original. Just a bit later.

“The June launch combined with the break-through game the team is building gives us the perfect runway to create awareness for The Sims 3,” said Russell Arons, Vice President of Marketing for EA. “The Sims 3 will be the original IP summer blockbuster of 2009 as we build off the success of the best-selling PC franchise of all time to create awareness with both loyal Sims fans and new players.”

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See? Everything is just fine. They're just building a runway for the game. Fans are advised to wait until the very last moment to update the death clock they've downloaded for their The Sims 2 creations. It's just more entertaining that way.

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kamikazesailor-old
KamikazeSailor

I've never actually played any Sim game except for Sim City Creator on my DS.

Is it basically Second Life except only Single Player? Or are they taking a multiplayer route to it as well?

Looks boring as crap to me. But I'm sure it'll still help them dominate the sales charts up there with Wrath of the Lich King for all of 2009 and 2010.