The Sims 3 Spain has posted up 6 images of various items to come in Showtime! Check out the Mechanical Bull, Karaoke Machine, Skeeball, Photo Booth, DJ Booth & Pool Table!
Thanks to OS Games EA for the info!
To start off, here are a few in game screens of the newest African themed clothing, hairstyles & of course, the furniture. Each piece of clothing, hair and furniture can be completely customized to your liking. Besides all the fun clothing for adults, there is also a jumper suit for Female Children.
The newest Rock Wall from the Sims 3 Store is a very entertaining object for your Sims! Not only does it provide endless entertainment for your Sims (Teens – Elders), it also serves as a brand new way to gain the Athletic Skill. The in game cost of this object is $1800 Simoleons. You can place the object on your home lot -if you have room for it-, or you can place the object on community lots.
There are 3 interactions available on the rock wall, all of which increase the Athletic Skill.
♦ Climb (Easy, Medium, Hard)
♦ Race (Easy, Medium, Hard) – You have the option to choose any sim on the active lot to race.
♦ Train – Increases the Athletic Skill
The higher your Sims’ Athletic Skill, the better chance he/she has to win this race. Winner of the race receives $100 Simoleons and bragging rights. Any two sims who race are subject to a fall once in a while. Not every Sim will make it to the top, and the one who touches the star at the top of the wall wins.
Once a Sim falls during the race they cannot jump back onto the wall and try again. He/She who falls will have to deal with the embarrassment.
This is all the rock wall has to offer. I think it’s a “cool” addition to any game if you have the spare $$$’s, however I do think there is other premium content in the store which offers a whole lot more to do. Is it worth it? Probably…but I would definitely wait until it gets listed solo. If the rest of February’s Adventure Set is not your thing, then just wait it out. There isn’t any added gameplay not worth the wait.
ET Online has posted behind the scenes (BTS) footage of Katy Perry’s Sims 3 Showtime TV Commercial. No mention of when it will start airing, but I assume, very soon.
Katy Perry is joining forces with EA for The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry’s Collector’s Edition, and we have exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of her new commercial.
The most popular gaming series of all time is getting even cooler with a new game that allows players to watch their Sims rise to fame by becoming megastar entertainers.
Once upon a time, PC gamers weren’t known for our affection for mainstream culture. It’s significant then that the Lead Producer Corey St John tells me the Sims Showtime was “totally inspired by performance reality shows” like X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
In Showtime, you take an aspiring acrobat, magician, singer or DJ from small-time busking for change to their first paid gig and onto performing massive concerts in arenas (or as near as the Sims 3′s engine can produce to an arena.)
When these performing Sims take up their new career, they start out at a pretty lowly level – singers start as candygrams, complete with a bellhop outfit, whilst acrobats can start by juggling batons. Magicians, we presume begin by stealing a top hat and some rabbits.
As they level up their skills, they perform more reliably and get access to more difficult activities. Notably, compared to earlier Sims 3 careers, where your characters levelled up off-screen, these are very interactive and visual; you see the Magician putting the sword into the cabinet containing a volunteer Sim. Other sims can also take part, throwing cabbages or roses, heckling and praising.
For those of you who love to order from GAME, you can now order the Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Edition for £34.99!
♦ No Diving Boards
♦ No New Elevators
♦ Animations for singers are tailored to the hand held microphone.
♦ You will know when NPCs are having shows so you can attend. Check the newspaper and the town map.
♦ No Slow Dancing yet. <–Yet!
♦ There is a Social Bunny Stage Prop
♦ You can now change the career outfits for all careers in all games.
♦ The stage can be on top of any flat floor that has enough room for it. I believe the outdoor stage in the park is built on top of a foundation
♦ Sims in the same household can attend a show as the singer or audience member.
♦ When Simfest takes place in the park in the center of town, I send my Sim over to enjoy the performances by everyone else.
♦ Katy Perry won’t actually be a Sim wandering around your neighborhood, but the Collector’s Edition does come with special new CAS assets like hair and clothes that would let you create her.
♦ While on vacation (WA) you can still place the venues, but you can’t perform as a singer/acrobat/magician because you’re on vacation!
♦ SimPort lets you access your TS3.com friends for you to host and send Sims. Yes, you’ll need to be connected to the internet to use SimPort. Your Sim performs in your friends town, but they don’t control your Sim.
♦ You can add friends in-game (don’t need to be on TS3 to add friends), but to add a friend, they have to have a TS3 account.
♦ There are a bunch of new trees and terrain paints!
♦ You can take silly, romantic, or normal photos alone or with a friend in the PhotoBooth.
♦ Leveling up the guitar will allow your singer Sim to play the guitar on stage while singing.
♦ All performers perform under a stage name, but you choose it, so you can always just make it the same as your Sim’s regular name
♦ Going into most of the venues is just like going into the library or art museum. You can only go into them when there is a show happening.
♦ You won’t be able to do any career-related things while on vacation… but you *might* still be able to play as a DJ
♦ We do have new collectibles! A new fish and a new insect!
♦ We do have some new recipes, and two new ingredients!
♦ You unlock songs in diff. genres as your singer gets better. When you perform, you can pick any unlocked song
♦ You can send a Simport request out to ALL of your friends, but only one friend may accept and host your Sim.
♦ You can share your accomplishments in SimPort via Facebook and Twitter and your new Player Profile and Wall.
Below are in-game screens of the hairstyles that come with the February Africa Inspiration Collection . All photos are in order of the links provided below.
Please excuse the low quality of these photos. I will have a full post with clothing and the new Premium Content later tonight from my gaming rig. Photos will be much better.