EA announces The Sims 3 Showtime expansion pack for March

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 14:51 GMT

EA has announced The Sims 3 Showtime expansion pack for PC and Mac is in development and will launch worldwide in March 2012.

The latest expansion allows players to live the “rags to riches story” with their Sims and share the experience using new social features such as individual in-game news feeds and live updates. Players can alos use the new SimPort feature which will allow them to send their Sim into a friend’s game to perform in their world, book shows, go on tour, and be reviewed.

Along the way, players can earn rewards for achieving goals and accomplishing special challenges that can be tracked and shared via in-game social wall posts. Players have the opportunity to post their Sims’ successes, share gameplay techniques, create wishlists and send gifts, search for new friends and share memories through their in-game news feeds and as e-cards.

In the new content, players will try their best to become famous singers, acrobats, magicians and DJs, and can build custom stages using props and special effects. How the stage is built will directly influence a player’s Sim’s performance and career progression

The Sims 3 Showtime is currently available for pre-order, and those who do so now will be automatically upgraded to a special Limited Edition version, which features the Ultimate Stage venue. Players can place this fully customisable venue in their world and will be able to use it as an additional stage for their Sims to perform on, complete with in-game props, backgrounds, lights and special effects.

This bonus venue is available through pre-order and while supplies last.

Check out screens and video for the new content below. Mind the Katy Perry song, our apologies.

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