Multiple previews for multiple The Sims 3 games!

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Sims, Sims, Sims! Electronic Arts loves to come out with Sims games and they had plenty on hand at a recent press event. There were a total of seven different versions of The Sims 3 games in fact, each for a different platform.

The Sims 3 will be making its debut for current-gen consoles this Fall on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and DS. In the Summer, more Sims games will be out for Apple and the Android platform. Get a little taste of each, along with the next mobile Sim City game, all after the break.

The Sims 3 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS) — Fall 2010

I’m happy to say that The Sims 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 works when it comes to the controls. Sure, it’s not as quick as a mouse and keyboard combo, but what I saw of the Xbox 360 version of The Sims 3 was simple enough that anyone would be able to get the hang of in no time, including veteran Sims players.

So other than that, The Sims 3 on consoles is like the PC version but with a couple of new features. The main addition being the “Karma Power” menu. Think the disaster menu from the Sim City games basically. You’ll be able to make your Sims become either very lucky or curse them with bad luck. It’s a fun little tool, but abusing the power will come back to bite you if you’re not too careful.

Another feature that’s really great to see on a console game is the ability to create and share content with other players online. The process is simple and sharing with others is very easy to do within the game.

For the Wii, Sims 3 will feature multiplayer party games. On the DS, expect the everything you enjoy about The Sims but on the handheld.

The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition (Android, exclusive to Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile) — Summer 2010

It’s the Sims 3, but scaled down for Android based Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile phones. Yup.

The Sims 3 Ambitions (iPhone, iPad) — Summer 2010

Like the one for Android, it’s The Sims 3 for Apple’s portable devices. No screens but check out the logo! It sure is logo-y.

Sim City Deluxe (iPhone, iPod Touch) — Summer 2010

More Sim City is on the way for the iPhone and iPod. The latest one will feature better UI, improved graphics and there will be scenarios in place for players to jump right into the city managing game.

Plenty to pick from later this year. Which, if any, interest you?


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