EA Announces The Sims Castaway Stories in Stores Now

February 6, 2008

EA Announces The Sims Castaway Stories in
Stores Now

Help Your Sim Survive and Thrive on a Tropical
Island in this Casual Laptop Game

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that The
Sims Castaway Stories for the PC is on store shelves across Europe. Featuring
engaging characters and accessible storylines, The Sims Castaway Stories is sure
to entertain both new and experienced players of The Sims. For the first time
ever on the PC, your Sim can leave the urban jungle for an uncharted island
filled with sandy beaches, green lagoons, explosive volcanic mountains and more!

The Sims Castaway Stories is the third game from
The Sims Stories, a series of pick-up and play laptop games from EA’s The Sims
franchise. The Sims Stories allows fans to get creative and stay connected by
keeping in touch with friends by using IM and email – even while playing the
game in its own window. Following the theme of the wildly-entertaining The Sims
2 Castaway, which became available on consoles and handhelds last year, The Sims
Castaway Stories features an easy-to-play, directed Story Mode that allows fans
to help their Sim survive and thrive on a tropical island.

As The Sims Castaway Stories begins, players will
meet Jessica, a Sim who washes ashore with only a steamer trunk and a hatchet to
her name. With nothing more than orangutans, lagoons and fish in sight, Jessica
embarks on her tropical journey and must choose to either survive or escape.
While on the island, Jessica will meet natives and castaways in hopes of
creating a flourishing community. To do this she must accomplish various tasks –
from spear fishing and scavenger hunting to fire starting and more!

“We’re very excited to bring the rich,
beautifully tropical environments to players with The Sims Castaway Stories.
Whether you’re roaming around the lush green jungles in search of the perfect
coconut, or taking an ocean dip in search of your next meal, The Sims Castaway
Stories is the perfect way to experience island life on your laptop," said Rod
Humble, Head of The Sims Studio. "Available for the first time on the PC, The
Sims Castaway Stories also comes with the traditional open-ended The Sims
gameplay, so you can continue following the life your Sim has created!”

The Sims Stories line of products – all of which
carry a 12+ PEGI rating – are standalone entertainment experiences that do not
require companion games from The Sims library – just load onto your laptop or
desktop and play. The Sims Castaway Stories washes ashore today!