The Sims fans will turn up the volume on their HD and PC hardware this Autumn and rock out while playing The Sims 3 game on their PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, and Wii or when firing up The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack* for the PC or MAC.
EA announced today the robust music line-up for The Sims 3 for console platforms and The Sims 3 Late Night PC/MAC that includes music from a variety of genres such as hip-hop, alternative, pop, rock, electronic, and more. Artists from around the world including Travie McCoy, 3oh!3, Flo Rida featuring Jovi, Kelly Rowland, Kelis, and more recorded current or upcoming hit singles from their latest albums in an entirely new language, â€˜Simlish,â€™ which is the official language of The Sims franchise.
â€œThe Sims may be one of the biggest and best-known brands in popular culture today and for a major artist to be asked to re-record their music in â€˜Simlishâ€™ has become one of the most unique and exclusive opportunities in the world of entertainment,â€ explained Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive, Music and Music Marketing, EA. â€œOver the past decade, hundreds of artists â€“ including superstars as diverse as Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Flaming Lips, Damien Marley, Depeche Mode, Nelly Furtado, Matt And Kim, and so many more â€“ have all become a part of this global phenomenon. For more than a hundred million The Sims players and fans every day, we are truly providing the soundtrack to their lives.â€
â€œIâ€™m always trying to find new ways to reach different audiences with my music and The Sims 3 was a perfect way,â€ explained Flo Rida who laid down his lyrics from â€œFresh I Stayâ€ in Simlish with Jovi.
The experience is unlike any other for some of the artists and can even prove to be challenging. â€œWe couldnâ€™t stop laughing while re-recording â€œDouble Visionâ€ in Simlish because it just sounds super bizarre,â€ 3oh!3â€™s Sean Foreman commented during their recording session. â€œIâ€™ve always been a fan of The Sims games and could never figure out what the characters were saying in the game. Iâ€™m not sure if Simlish can be translated, but itâ€™s darn fun to speak!â€
â€œSinging in Simlish was one of the hardest things Iâ€™ve ever done, but it was a blast!â€ said Travie McCoy who sang his upcoming single â€œNeed Youâ€ in the gameâ€™s one-of-a-kind language. Kelly Rowland added, â€œI have to say it was quite challenging to sing â€œRose Colored Glassesâ€ in Simlish, but also incredibly fun!â€
Global artists and Simlish re-recorded songs featured in The Sims 3 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii include:
Hot Chip â€“ â€œWe Have Loveâ€
Innerpartysystem â€“ â€œAmerican Trashâ€
Jasmine V â€“ â€œAll of These Boysâ€
Jessica Mauboy â€“ â€œSaturday Nightâ€
John Butler Trio â€“ â€œGonna Be a Long Timeâ€
Kidz in the Hall â€“ â€œFlickinâ€™â€
Lazee featuring Apollo Drive â€“ â€œCalling Outâ€
Mickey Factz â€“ â€œDreamlandâ€
Ozomatli â€“ â€œAre you Ready?â€
School Of Seven Bells â€“ â€œDust Devilâ€
The Dirty Heads â€“ â€œStand Tall
As the worldâ€™s greatest life simulation on console, The Sims 3 combines the freedom of open world life simulation where players can create Sims â€“ the unique characters found in The Sims games – with distinct personalities, fulfill their desiresâ€¦or not, and control their lives with the guided gameplay of an all-new achievement system. As players complete challenges and collect dozens of achievements they will earn Karma points â€“ all the while deciding the destinies of their Sims. Karma points can be used to unlock and unleash all-new Karma Powers to the grand benefit or wicked detriment of their Sims making it easier than ever to play with life. Players can help their Sim â€œget lucky,â€ bless them with â€œinstant beautyâ€ or be deviant and curse them with an â€œepic fail.â€ But players should use these powers wiselyâ€”they may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite. The game will also be connected to the worldwide community through a seamlessly integrated creation exchange on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360**. Players can design, build, and share creations, or download content from other players around the world â€“ and for the first time ever â€“ without ever leaving the game.
The Sims 3 Late Night includes:
3oh!3 â€“ â€œDouble Visionâ€
Bryan Rice â€“ â€œThere for Youâ€
Chiddy Bang â€“ â€œHere We Goâ€
Electrolightz â€“ â€œMiss Outta Controlâ€
Eliza Doolittle â€“ â€œRollerbladesâ€
Foxy Shazam â€“ â€œUnstoppableâ€
Hadag Nahash â€“ â€œLo Maspikâ€
Hadouken! â€“ â€œM.A.D.â€
Jessica Mauboy â€“ â€œSaturday Nightâ€
Junkie XL â€“ â€œLive Wiredâ€
Kelis â€“ â€œBraveâ€
Kelly Rowland â€“ â€œRose Colored Glassesâ€
King Fantastic â€“ â€œAll Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)â€
My Chemical Romance â€“ â€œNa Na Naâ€
Nikki & Rich â€“ â€œNext Best Thingâ€
The Ready Set â€“ â€œMore Than Aliveâ€
Soulja Boy â€“ â€œSpeakers Going Hammerâ€
Travie McCoy â€“ â€œNeed Youâ€
The Sims 3 Late Night gives players all-access and lets them loose on a vibrant, active downtown scene where theyâ€™ll rub elbows with celebrities at the hottest parties, hit the local bar after work, tour the scene with their Simsâ€™ band, kick back in a plush hot tub, and discover whatâ€™s lurking in the thick of the night. Players will be able to take their Sims into the bustling urban setting where theyâ€™ll be able to become a celebrity, member of a music band, mixologist, director, and more. To gain entrance into the most elite clubs in town, players need to keep their attitude in check otherwise theyâ€™ll be given the cold shoulder by tough bouncers or find another way onto the list. If chilling is the playerâ€™s forte, their Sims can lounge at a chic club or dive bar. If they like to live on the edge, they can be initiated into the dark life of a vampire. Whether embarking on a new career, painting the town red, or throwing a party on the rooftop of a penthouse, itâ€™s always up to the player to tell their unique stories with The Sims 3. What will happen when the lights go out and Sims get all-access?
For more information about The Sims 3 games or The Sims Late Night, please visit www.TheSims3.com.