So here’s how it works: a PC game is released, and it’s followed by a few expansions, both of which sell well enough. Sales slow down a bit, so what’s a publisher to do? Release a compilation featuring the original game and at least one expansion, slapping the word “Deluxe” on the box!
That’s what Electronic Arts is doing this September, when it releases The Sims 3 Deluxe for PC and Mac. The box includes the original The Sims 3, along with The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack. So in addition to the usual Sims antics, players will be able to become ghost hunters, private investigators, firefighters, among other ambitions career choices. Also, Ambitions lets you add tattoos to your Sims, so you can ink “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” in Comic MS Sans on your back, right above your butt crack.
Deluxe isn’t all-inclusive — two other expansions, Late Night and World Adventures, will have to be purchased for the full The Sims 3 experience. But if you’re looking to get started, The Sims 3 Deluxe (which hits shelves on September 28) isn’t a bad start.