REDWOOD CITY, Calif— April 22, 2009— Love mysteries, twisting plots and sinister villains? Love puzzles, adventure and high tech gadgets? Now players can enjoy the thrill of solving the mystery, while re-joining their MySims™ friends. EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced MySims™ Agents, an original IP, mystery-solving adventure game for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ where players are the heroic agents who must stop a sinister plot that threatens the fate of an entire city.
“We’re thrilled to bring you MySims Agents, the next game from MySims, something completely different than any MySims game before,” said Tim LeTourneau, General Manager of the MySims franchise. “Its mystery-meets-adventure theme allows players to hone their problem-solving skills while still enjoying all of the beloved MySims charm; characters, customisation and humour.”
MySims Agents for the Wii
In MySims Agents players take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the criminal underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, players can build up their very own crime-busting dream team. From tracking footprints and using forensics to picking locks, hacking into computers, following leads and collecting clues, players must rely on their wits, skills and trusty gadgets to piece together the clues to solve the mystery. Jump aboard the jet to reach an ancient temple, a spooky mansion or an icy mountaintop chalet in search of clues that lead players closer to the sinister Morcubus. Return from the adventure with cool treasures that players can use to construct and customize their headquarters and make it their own.
MySims Agents for the Nintendo DS
In MySims Agents on the Nintendo DS players are agents assigned by their agency to help the mayor stop a notorious thief from stealing an ancient treasure. By searching for clues, solving intricate puzzles and matching wits with the thief, gamers can protect the treasure and the town! Along the way they can talk to their favourite MySims, sharpen their agent skills with 10 different mini-games, and search through underground caverns for clues to the thief’s undoing!
Developed by The Sims Studio in the EA Play Label, MySims Agents is scheduled to be available worldwide Autumn 2009. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For game artwork, visit www.electronicarts.co.uk/press
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