EA inks Mad Catz deal for Sims accessories

Publisher enters into nonexclusive deal with peripheral producer for PC and console items based on Maxis' popular franchise; The Sims Medieval due out March 22.


In January, Epic Games and Mad Catz inked a deal that will bring Gears of War 3-themed accessories to retail when the game is released this fall. Now, the accessory maker has partnered with Electronic Arts for a similar deal.

EA and Mad Catz: A match made in heaven?
EA and Mad Catz: A match made in heaven?

According to EA's announcement, the deal grants Mad Catz nonexclusive rights to produce and market a "wide range" of PC and console accessories based on the popular The Sims franchise. The announcement did not divulge what kind of accessories Mad Catz will produce for The Sims but did note that it plans to craft items for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, DS, and the 3DS.

The next Sims title due out is The Sims Medieval, which ships for the PC and Mac on March 22. The title, the first in a series, will have players create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every "Hero Sim" character in the game. Additionally, The Sims Medieval gives players the chance to control persons from all walks of life including kings, queens, knights, wizards, blacksmiths, and bards.

For more on the latest The Sims title, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview of The Sims Medieval.

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