| AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--Aspyr Media, Inc. today announced that the Mac version of The Sims (TM) 2 Nightlife from Electronic Arts has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The Sims 2 Nightlife is the second expansion pack for The Sims 2. With more than 125 new objects and items, The Sims 2 Nightlife lets you send your Sims on an epic night out! The Sims 2 Nightlife was developed for the Mac by Aspyr Studios, Aspyr's internal development team, under license from EA.
The Sims 2 Nightlife takes Sims into the night to explore all of their favorite after-dark activities. Players can either head out and discover their love lives or have a crazy night out with friends. The newest addition to the game includes the brand new pleasure seeker aspiration allowing players to explore a life filled with unforgettable dates, endless nights of dancing and fine dining. Take your Sims nightlife to new levels with more than 125 new objects including a DJ booth, poker table and all you need to design the ultimate nightclub and VIP lounge.
Whether they're dancing until dawn, romancing that special someone, or striking out at the bowling alley, it'll be an unforgettable night! Determine their love lives as you discover the chemistry between Sims. Will their life aspirations and personalities click or clash? It could be the beginning of a stormy affair or a dating disaster. Ready for fun and romance? Bring on the night!
The Sims 2 Nightlife is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for the Mac at $34.99 at www.aspyr.com. For more information, fans can visit Aspyr's site, http://www.aspyr.com/games.php/mac/nightlife, or The Sims 2 Nightlife official Web site, http://thesims2.ea.com/about/ep2_/.
Requires The Sims(TM) 2 to play.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
About The Sims(TM)
The Sims franchise celebrated its fifth anniversary in February 2005. The game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February 2000 and quickly become a pop culture phenomenon. Released exclusively for PC, The Sims(TM) original product and subsequent expansion packs were the best selling PC games of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Translated into 17 different languages, The Sims has inspired seven top selling expansion packs including: The Sims(TM) Livin' Large, The Sims(TM) House Party, The Sims(TM) Hot Date, The Sims(TM) Vacation, The Sims(TM) Unleashed, The Sims(TM) Superstar and The Sims(TM) Makin' Magic. In 2003, the series broke away from being a PC-only franchise and debuted for the first time on videogame consoles and handheld platforms. The franchise issued The Sims and The Sims Bustin' Out -- each of which were met with great success. Combined, these two products have sold more than 8M units worldwide. The Sims 2 for PC shipped in September 2004 and brought fans worldwide a brand new experience with a richer depth of play, deeper emotional complexity and a laugh-out-loud sense of humor. Sales topped 4.5M units worldwide within its first year, making it the best selling PC game of 2004. The first expansion packs for the sequel, The Sims(TM) 2 University and The Sims(TM) 2 Nightlife shipped in March 2005 and September 2005 respectively. In Fall 2005, The Sims 2 was released for the videogame consoles. Today, the combined sales for the franchise have topped a staggering 58M units life-to-date. For more information on The Sims 2, visit http://www.thesims2.com and for more information on The Sims franchise titles, visit http://www.thesims.com.
About Aspyr Media, Inc.
Aspyr Media, Inc., based in Austin, Texas is an established publisher of interactive entertainment software. Aspyr is a leading publisher of Macintosh, PC, and Game Boy Advance games, as well as DVD and audio CDs. Aspyr is committed to delivering high-quality entertainment products to consumers worldwide.
More information on Aspyr and their line of products can be found on the Internet at http://www.aspyr.com.
Electronic Arts, EA, and The Sims are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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