EA Brings SimCity to Nintendo DS

February 28, 2007

EA Brings SimCity to Nintendo DS

SimCity DS offers city building experience on
the go to fans around the world

Electronic Arts announced today that SimCity
franchise is returning with SimCity DS, developed especially for the Nintendo DS
platform. In addition to creating and growing their very own pocket sized city
while being on-the-go, players will be able to leverage the unique action
features of the Nintendo DS system, discovering an entirely new way to play this
internationally acclaimed franchise. The product will make its debut to
consumers worldwide in summer of this year.

True to the SimCity series, players will be able
to create and control their city in the palm of their hands…and much more.
Maximizing the stylus and built-in microphone controls of the Nintendo DS,
SimCity DS brings to the franchise like never before the feeling of personal
involvement with your city—from blowing into the microphone to put out fires in
the city to signing off on mayoral proclamations with your stylus. By enabling
the players to communicate with each other, the “wireless data exchange” feature
brings additional interactivity into the game. As an added bonus to SimCity fans
around the world, the game also offers a wide array of recognizable
international landmarks to spice up your city.

“We are very excited to bring the SimCity
experience to the Nintendo DS platform,” said Takahiro Murakami, Producer of
SimCity DS. “The unique Nintendo DS functionalities inspired us to incorporate
many new features to delight the most dedicated SimCity fans. The game is filled
with fun surprises that will appeal to new and existing fans of the franchise.”