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The Sims 3 Ambitions - The second expansion is announced!

Following months of speculation and rumour about the subject of the second expansion for The Sims 3, it is announced it will be called The Sims 3 Ambitions and is due out in June of this year. Its focus is on our sims making direct choices in playing out their careers and features various new types of work. To name but a few, our sims can be firefighters, detectives, architects and inventors. More about this can be found on YouTube or Facebook or the official site.

Find below the press release, which will tell you more. Also, we will be bringing you more news as we get it.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS - News) today announced that The Sims™ 3 Ambitions Expansion pack* is in development and will launch in June 2010. As the second expansion pack to The Sims 3, the best-selling PC game of 2009**, The Sims 3 Ambitions allows players to pursue a variety of exciting paths and careers in their Sims’ lives that in turn affect their overall gameplay experience and neighborhood. While on the job, the player has direct control over their Sims’ work and can choose how to spend their days. Players can opt to make house calls and save lives as a doctor or choose the devious route and test experimental medicine on patients, be the hero firefighter tackling raging infernos or smashing everything in sight at the victim’s home with an axe, or take a shot at solving cases as an investigator, nicely convincing sources to divulge secrets or roughing up perpetrators in a dark alley to get information.

“The variety of careers to choose from is unmatched and we’ve never given players the opportunity to follow their Sims to work and affect their actions on the job,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio at EA. “The Sims 3 Ambitions changes that. Players’ actions at work now directly affect their lives, community and neighbors and become an extremely important part of how the game is played.”

Players can now experience some of the most exciting and varied jobs. In The Sims 3 Ambitions, players can choose to hunt down vengeful spirits as the ghost hunter, invent brilliant and potentially destructive gadgets as an inventor, craft glorious masterpieces as a sculptor, and solve riveting cases by any means necessary as an investigator with dozens of cases to solve and numerous clues to find. Additionally, players will be able to change the look and feel of their town by becoming an architect and directly affecting the neighborhood around them leveraging Build and Buy mode. The stylist career and new tattoo system allow players to make over their Sim neighbors in fashionable or catastrophic ways. For the first time, players will be in charge of how their Sims’ career progresses and decide if they will work for good or evil, pursue creative endeavors or technical affairs, climb to the top quickly, or be a slacker. The future of a Sims’ success or failure is entirely in the hands of the player.

The Sims 3 Ambitions will also be available for feature phones, iPhone and iPod touch in late 2010 from EA Mobile™. These versions will have customized mobile gameplay features which will be revealed in the coming months and will not require a base game to play. For information on carrier availability and pricing for all EA Mobile games, please visit www.eamobile.com.

For more information about The Sims 3 Ambitions or The Sims 3, please visit www.TheSims3.com. Developed by The Sims Studio, The Sims 3 Ambitions for PC/Mac has not yet been rated by the ESRB. To download artwork, please visit www.info.ea.com.

*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/MAC to play.

**According to NPD data.

Written at 17:59 on Friday, 5 March 2010 by Andy.

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Written at 21:47 on Friday, 5 March 2010 by Carla Francisco (carla_francisco)
I'm itching to get my hands on this one! :)
Although what I really long for is weather and pets... :D
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Written at 22:52 on Saturday, 13 March 2010 by Paul Ashworth (pigty)
I bet pets will come out midway in the franchise, probably EP 4.

Written at 00:02 on Monday, 15 March 2010 by Andy (TSZ) (Andy)
The mind boggles as to just how many EPs there will be for TS3. A Pets expansion is eagerly anticipated by the community - and from my daughters - and I just hope EA do a TS3 reworking of it sooner rather than later.
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