Electronic Arts has unveiled The Sims Deluxe, its upcoming premium edition of The Sims, the popular virtual-life game created by Maxis. The Sims Deluxe will combine the original game and The Sims: Livin' Large, the first in the series of Sims expansion packs that have been released over the past two years. The compilation will also have exclusive features not found in the original game or any previous expansions. It will contain more than 25 new objects from two new design sets, as well as more than 50 new clothing options that will let players customize the appearance of their sims. In addition, the compilation will include the Sims Creator, an editing tool that will let players customize every detail of their sims' clothing, jewelry, tattoos, and faces.
The Sims, which was released in early 2000 and was recently declared the best-selling PC game of all time, lets players create a neighborhood of simulated people and control their lives. The game's success has inspired the release of four expansion packs: The Sims: Livin' Large, The Sims: House Party, The Sims: Hot Date, and The Sims: Vacation. Maxis is currently working on a fifth expansion, The Sims: Unleashed, as well as The Sims Online, a massively multiplayer online game based on The Sims. To learn more about The Sims, take a look at our previous coverage of the game.
The Sims Deluxe is scheduled for release in September. We'll post more information about the compilation as it becomes available.