MySims given keys to Kingdom

EA confirms new installment in life-management game for Nintendo's DS and Wii this fall.

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Yesterday, publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts reported on a solid 2008 fiscal year, saying that revenues had reached $3.67 billion for the period ended March 31, 2008. Although that tally easily outpaced archrival Activision's $2.9 billion fiscal-year haul announced earlier this month, it is a long way from the $6 billion in revenues that EA hopes to be bringing in by 2011, as the publisher laid out in a ranging investor's meeting in February.

EA goes medieval on MySims.

To help it toward that goal, the publisher mentioned in February that it would be following up last year's MySims with a new installment in the franchise: MySims Kingdom. Today, EA officially announced MySims Kingdom for the Nintendo DS and Wii, saying that the game would arrive on both platforms this fall.

Once again picking up the Sims shtick, MySims Kingdom on the Wii focuses on life-management gameplay. This time, players serve as advisor to the king in a medieval setting, improving the land through public works and new building-construction projects. Players will be afforded a variety of other tasks, ranging from tending livestock to treasure hunting, and the game features extensive customization options.

The DS version of MySims Kingdom offers a more adversarial take on the life-management genre. Details on the game are slim, but players will be tasked with convincing the king of their particular fief's attractiveness through a variety of activities and minigames.

Discussion

22 comments
david1233
david1233

I'll defonitely rent this game as I like the original MySims and i love the Sims. I'll only buy It if It has online multiplayer where you can go into other player's towns that are online at the time and trade things like items and essences with them over the Internet.

Z-man90
Z-man90

Add downloadable content for mysims with wifi, and maybe a better scheme of interaction, and you'll be golden instead of silver again... thats my advice to EA, other than that continue on that glorious border land! and yes, i think the medieval theme of mysims is going to be boring aswell...

eeveefan93
eeveefan93

Well I Think Mysims Kingdom Is Gana Be Boring, 1 I Think You Can't Build Stuff, 2 Were's Vic Vector, And 3 You Can't Fight Dragons Like In Zelda!

phantom5813
phantom5813

ADD WIFI THIS BLOODY TIME EA!!!!!!! OH AND MORE STUFF TO DO THAN JUST BUILDING!!!!!

nate1222
nate1222

My sister-in-law and nieces will have a field day with this. They're still playing Harvest Moon, Sims 2, Urbz and Animal Crossing on GameCube.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Make it good this time. Like on par with Animal Crossing or something.

pigilikepoe
pigilikepoe

I've always loved the medieval times.

Suuji
Suuji

MySims is insteresting but also boring, 'cause I have to repeat the same thing over and over again. but I like the cute style...ah just so cute. EA created such a cutie junk that I can't put it down :P

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

lol when i saw screen i freaked until i realized it was a nintendo game

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

The first game was prettty good, though it was a bit too repetitive without a whole lot of other stuff to do. Hopefully this one will have more features.

Negemite
Negemite

I liked the first game so this game will be awesome too!

oli54321
oli54321

Sounds like they are taking a page out of King's Story and the Final Fantasy Wii Ware game. Trust them to be unoriginal.

NWA_31
NWA_31

Let the milkage begin.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Sweet. I am wondering though if this will allow previous game extras if the player has standard Mysims on the Wii.

king_bobo
king_bobo

I was very tempted towards MySims when it first came out, but it never really went down in price so I never bought it. Maybe this game will be good enough to buy at RRP, although I haven't bought at that price in the past, so why change a habit of a lifetime?

sidious
sidious

I wanted to like MySims, as it reminded me of Animal Crossing/ Harvest Moon/ Viva Pinata crossed with Sims in the way that it was building your own experience with open gameplay. And while it was fun, it was never as good as any of the other games I listed. For a sequel, they would do well to borrow some of the in game social aspects from both Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, such as let you find a wife/husband or at least a love interest. Make friends as well as enemies. Fill it with some other activities to do in your town besides just building. Add some landscaping aspects ala Viva Pinata, and maybe even include some animals to liven up your kingdom. Even if they don't go as far as add all of those things, I still may at least rent this sequel, if for no other reason I like the "kingdom" settings.

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

I think I would rather stick with Sims 2...

zoe256
zoe256

Gah, as much as I hate EA...MySims is my one weakness!

the-bat-child
the-bat-child

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sexydaniboy
sexydaniboy

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ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

ill be picking up the DS version if it is custom tailored for the DS. Hope its not just some crap port tho....

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

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