The Urbz Confirmed For The DS

Electronic Arts this morning announced that The Urbz: Sims in the City is in development for the Nintendo Dual Screen and will ship in November 2004 under the EA Games brand.

“We’re thrilled that this new franchise is the first from Electronic Arts to illustrate the power of the Nintendo DS. On the Nintendo DS, we are able to do things with The Urbz: Sims in the City that we could not do with any other console. Like the system itself, this game is completely unique. Never before have Sims players been able to unleash their alter egos in an urban environment – complete with the sounds, scenes and settings of the city,” said Vice President and Executive Producer Sinjin Bain,

Exclusive features for the Nintendo DS version of The Urbz: Sims in the City include:

24 objects
5 minigames
7 characters
8 pet species created in-game with the “gene manipulator”
a unique touch-screen menu system
wireless multiplayer

“These aren’t your typical Sims. These are the Urbz – and they have a completely new look, attitude and outlook on life. Sims are living in the city and it’s all about building, and improving, their reputation. For the first time, players will not only be able to create their own Sim, but in addition will also have the opportunity to create their own pet. Daddy Bigbucks is trying to take over the city of Miniopolis and keep Splicer Island a secret. It is up to you to uncover the truth by training your pet, increasing your reputation and keeping your crew on Splicer Island happy,” says EA.