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Scot & Virginia Mail #2 - Release Date Official
A second e-mail by Scot Amos and Virginia McArthur, producers of the Sims 2 on consoles and handhelds, has been sent out. In it, Scot announced 24 October as the official shipping date for the Sims 2 on PS2, GameCube, XBox, DS and GBA. A little later the PSP and Mobile versions will be released. As we've heard as well, the connected version for phones will not be released until early next year. The two producers are touring through Europe, and of course The Sims Zone has also met them. You can expect an exclusive interview with both Scot and Virginia soon. Until then you'll have to do with the e-mail and the video included with it. That video shows some gameplay of the games on all platforms. Download it using the following links: Read on for the entire e-mail, and of course stay tuned for the interview!

"Hi again everyone!

"It's official - we are shipping our PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS and GBA games on October 24th here in North America! That means that the games will be in stores on October 26th. For those of you in other parts of the world, you will be getting The Sims 2 just a couple days after that. We can't wait for you to be able to play and we're incredibly anxious to hear your feedback on what we've done!

"Breaking news for today - Virginia and I are currently touring through Europe showing off our games to the local press and getting some sight-seeing in when possible! The feedback from them has been incredible - in the console games they all love the ease of direct control, the depth of our new fashion designer options in CAS, and of course, the crazy food creation system which is getting a lot of attention, I'll let V speak to specifics of the handhelds - but they love them too.

"Virginia is going to say hello below but stay tuned for more info as we get closer to our launch. Hey, when you see any previews from our tour in Europe make sure to send them our way!



"Hey everyone - Scot is right. We are all Super excited to ship The Sims 2 on all these platforms. We can't wait for you to get your hands on the console games and the Nintendo DS and GBA when we ship them October 24! Not too far behind, we will be getting the PSP and Mobile versions out to you as well. These games have been a blast to build and we are excited to hear about everyone's experiences playing them.

"As Scot told you above, we are in Europe showing off the games to the press. This is a great way to give journalists a first hand look at our finished products. The press is really getting into the games and can not wait to play each of them. They seem really responsive to the depth and how unique each game is on the different platforms. Since we designed each with the audience, you, and the platform in mind, it is great to see the press really embrace that aspect.

"We decided to give you guys the first look at our latest video. Go ahead and check it out before it ends up in other people's hands!

"We will talk to ya'll soon!"


Written at 21:48 on Thursday, 22 September 2005 by ChEeTaH.

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Written at 01:48 on Friday, 23 September 2005 by Anthony Burgos (alb2991)
Thank God. I've been waiting for this date to be released and i'm so happy its sooner then later. I cant wait for it to release.

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