Electronic Arts has released new screenshots and details on two upcoming iPhone releases in its popular Sims and SimCity franchises. The Sims 3 World Adventures is a sequel to The Sims 3 where players take their Sims on journeys to explore exotic destinations around the world. Destinations include “Al Simhara” Egypt, “Champs Les Sims” France or “Shang SimLa” China, with each location offering opportunities for danger, adventure and romance. The Sims 3 World Adventures will include additional custom content suited to foreign locations as well as 52 new goals and 4 new mini-games. Players can also transfer their existing Sims between the original iPhone version of The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 World Adventures. A specific release date for The Sims 3 World Adventures has not yet been announced.
EA has also announced SimCity Deluxe, an updated version of the original SimCity for the iPhone and iPod touch. SimCity Deluxe represents a makeover of the original version with an improved UI and visually enhanced graphics and frame rate. SimCity Deluxe is expected to have a visual style more similar to SimCity 4 and will also provide more features for forming terrain and landscaping within the game. Seven scenarios and seven starting cities will be included and the game will support four distinct seasons linked to specific seasonal disasters. SimCity Deluxe is expected to be released this summer.