The Sims Life Stories was recently rumoured
in several ways by EA. More confirmation and actual product information now comes from Switzerland, which the online shop ABC Software
had published. Our affiliate SimsZone
reported the news, and although the product page is now removed, the German text
has been posted on their forums.
Life Stories will be a new laptop-friendly version of the Sims 2. The focus lies on quick gameplay, based on stories you can tell, much like earlier console versions. You play Laura, who is moving back home, to start a new life with new friends, experiences and unexpected surprises. A bonus story lets you play the life of Lukas, a geek with an unlucky romantic life. The classic Sims gameplay is also available, so you create a house, sims, and tell their stories.
The laptop aspect is introduced with special easy shortcuts, as well as an auto-pause feature that pauses the game as you close the lid of your laptop. You can also stay in touch with your friends over IM, Chat and Email, as the game runs in its own window. The Sims Life stories is the beginning of a series, with a pets expansion pack coming first. In the future an island expansion pack will be released as well, where you'll control the story of a shipwrecked Sim on a tropical island. These ideas match the domains EA registered
earlier. The release date is rumoured to be late January 2007. We'll let you know when more information is available.
Written at 16:40 on Friday, 17 November 2006 by ChEeTaH