The Sims 3: Showtime hits the stage in March

Latest expansion to allow sims to become singers, acrobats, magicians, and DJs; will introduce new social features.

The next Sims 3 expansion is set to open up a new field of career opportunities for the game's digital denizens, as Electronic Arts today announced The Sims 3: Showtime for the PC and Mac.

Next up: Simlish rap battles.

Set for release in March, The Sims 3: Showtime will let sims experience the rise to fame as a singer, acrobat, magician, and DJ. Those sims will need places to ply their trade, so EA is including the ability to create custom venues with props and special effects that will directly affect a player's performance.

Those sims will also be able to take their act on the road, thanks to new social elements being built into the game. Using the SimPort feature, players will now have the ability to send their sims into a friend's world to perform, capture key moments, and earn achievements that can be displayed and shared via new in-game social posts, news feeds, and e-cards.

Preorders for The Sims 3: Showtime will net players the Ultimate Stage venue. For more on the original game, check out GameSpot's review of The Sims 3.

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25 comments
The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

This sounds rubbish. Bring back universitys and seasons!

western077
western077

I know that there are always some moaning each time EA announces a new EP, but never has the negative feedback been on such a high scale as this. Showtime looks truly appalling and clearly the only inspiration for it was to make more profit. Unless they want to ruin the Sims 3 series like they did to Sim City and have a rival company steal their customer base, I suggest they fire every single one of their useless, out-of-touch morons working in the Sims 3 department and use their combined salaries to try to entice Will Wright and Maxis to come back. Seriously, $40 for just 4 new careers??? You can shove this EP up your a-hole EA. Showtime is a joke. And a terrible joke too.

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

Enough with the milking... Start working on Sims 4 with a decent improvements

Valacan
Valacan

@sircyrus I totally agree. What's EA's problem? We already have a clubbing Late Night and career Ambitions, where the friggin snow?

stick2zero
stick2zero

Playing Sims on a Platform other than p.c will suck! I had a bad expirience

voldalin
voldalin

ripping you off 1 expansion at a time.

moviequest14
moviequest14

About time we saw a Sims title that wasn't a f2p or social game...now we just actually need a sims 4.

nurnberg
nurnberg

I never played a sims game in my life. Thumb up if you are like me.

Death_Blade_182
Death_Blade_182

Oh come on, this is stuff that should have been included in Late Night.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Give me The Sims 2 Complete Collection. You made the complete collection for the first, and now do it for The Sims 2

T_REX305
T_REX305

lol Still need nightlife. Forget about this...

4quarters
4quarters

hello....console versions!!!!

Gta3-fan334
Gta3-fan334

@gatsbythepig I heard that EA is giving up on the SimCity series.

pszone
pszone

Since Last Sims Medevil and Sims pets I think they never going to back to no1 in uk. I think they need to rechange the sims games for sure and ya take a risk

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Sims needs to re-innovate itself. I don't know how but if we still want to see a successful Sims future we'd need a Sims game so massive it simply blows everyones mind.

Atladica
Atladica

If they make sims 4 they will erase all the expansions like 3.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Are there going to be anymore SimCity games?

Okamidono
Okamidono

@Evenios Agree, but i fear that if they do make a Sims 4 we would have to go through all the expansions again like in 3 >...>;;

Evenios
Evenios

personally i think they should work on an announce the sims 4 i never liked the way the sims look in the sims 3 i hope they go for a tad more realistic look in the future.