For all those who can't wait for the upcoming The Sims games, there's some good news. You can now pre-order The Sims Online, The Sims on PS 2 and Hot Date for the Mac. This last one is to be released 31 May, and is in its final stages of development. You can pre-order it for $29.95 at Aspyr
or for $28.49 (excluding shipping costs) at Amazon
. For people outside the US, check Aspyr's Internation Distributors List
. Then there's good news for all PlayStation2 owners who want The Sims and live in the UK. Are you one of those, then make sure you check out Play.com
. Here you can already pre-order the UK version of The Sims for 34.99 - that's with a 10 discount. A US version hasn't been spotted yet. Thanks to Matthew again for this bit of news. The probable release date is 1 November 2002, but this can still change. UK visitors should be familiar with that, as SimGolf has been delayed quite a couple of times (it'll quite definately be released 30 May 2002). Finally: The Sims Online. This game can already be pre-ordered at Amazon
too. For $49.99 (excl. shipping costs) it's yours as soon as it's released. The release date is not yet confirmed, but the page says 1 December 2002. This game can only be shipped in the US yet, just like Hot Date (Mac). Keep checking your favourite online or offline store for more information of when these games will be available.
Written at 00:25 on Friday, 24 May 2002 by ChEeTaH