While everyone was distracted by EA's ongoing press conference
, EA went and uploaded a bunch or screenshots and some basic information about a bunch of games, including a new one called SimAnimals
for the DS. According to EA's Web page
, the game lets players "control more than 60 animals" with an "on-screen animated hand that allows you to reach out and touch, pick up and move everything in the game from foxes and bears to trees and flowers." Animals will grow to like or dislike this disembodied, manual overlord based on how it treats them. Remind you of any other popular simulation game
? Look for SimAnimals
in January of 2009, and more about the project as we hear it.
Update: An official press release
includes a few more details and some enthusiastic quotes from EA execs. Fun!