Sims Fans Embark on Vacation as EA Ships The Sims 2 Bon Voyage

Fans of the Popular Video Game Series Travel to Exotic Destinations With Their Sims

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 4, 2007–Electronic
Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that fans of the
critically-acclaimed PC game — The Sims(TM) 2 — can now experience
all-new exotic destinations as they travel with their Sims! The
Sims(TM) 2 Bon Voyage, which ships to store shelves today, is available
as a PC expansion pack(1) building on the celebrated The Sims 2
experience. Fans can now whisk their Sims away on a variety of exciting
trips to three exotic locations including the Far East, Mountain
Getaway, and even a Tropical Paradise!

Whether your Sims are meditating in a pristine Zen garden in the
Far East, enjoying an adventurous helicopter tour through the
mountains, or relaxing in a luxury suite in the Tropics, they’ll enjoy
a myriad of all-new activities to unwind and rejuvenate. From exploring
ancient ruins and building sand castles to catching some rays after a
boardwalk shopping spree, players can quickly transform their Sims from
bumbling tourists to savvy international travelers. Sims will also
learn new customs including local greetings and dances to take home and
teach to their friends. With The Sims 2 Bon Voyage, players can send
their Sims packing for the trip of a lifetime!

As your Sims travel, they’ll interact and learn from a variety of
real and mythical locals including the wise old hermit, fire dancers —
even Big Foot! Like all true tourists, your Sims will be able to
decorate their homes with unique souvenirs from their trips that are
available only at destinations within The Sims 2 Bon Voyage. They can
even buy unique jewelry to wear or take home as gifts! Fall in love
with the hula dance lei from your Sims’ tropical beach vacation? Bring
it back and flaunt to the neighbors! Love the moves your Sim mastered
doing the Slap Dance at the rustic lodge? Teach fellow Sims the tricks
of the trade back at home. What your Sims learn and collect is up to

"The Sims 2 players will be amazed by the amount of environments
and activities that are offered in Bon Voyage. We have opened up a
world of opportunity for your Sims to travel and expand their cultural
horizons as well as relax and escape from their hectic everyday
routines," Studio Head of The Sims Label, Rod Humble, states. "Whether
your Sims are enjoying local treats on white sandy beaches, learning
Tai Chi from experts in the Far East or honing their log-rolling skills
at a rustic mountain camp — there’s always a new fun way to stay
entertained in The Sims 2 Bon Voyage!"

The Sims 2 Bon Voyage will ship under the EA brand and is rated
"T" for Teen by the ESRB. The game will ship August 31st in Europe and
across the US as a PC expansion pack(1) that builds on the original The
Sims 2 PC game experience.

For more information on The Sims 2 and The Sims 2 Bon Voyage, visit


— Travel to Three Exotic Destinations: Each location offers unique
landscapes and local residents, such as the Fire Dancer and Ninja, for
your Sims to meet and learn from. Try local cuisine and admire cultural
landmarks as your Sims explore these new locales.

— Send Your Sims on Tours: Glass bottom boat rides, adventurous van
tours, and other excursions are fun new activities for your Sims, but
there may be some surprises in store!

— Buy or Find Unique Items: Shop for rare items found only on your
Sims’ travels, including unique jewelry they can wear or take home as
gifts. Stumble upon hidden locations, collect shells on the beach, or
dig up treasure.

— Stay at New Travel Accommodations: Splurge on a luxury suite for
your Sims or choose a cozy cabin. Your Sims will enjoy the comfort of
room service, get pampered at the spa, and more.

Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts Redwood Shores
Ship Date: US: September 4, 2007
Europe: August 31, 2007
— PC expansion pack(1)
Category: Simulation/Strategy
ESRB Rating: T
PEGI Rating: 12+

(1) Requires The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition, The Sims 2 Holiday Edition or The Sims 2 Deluxe for PC to play.

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