Sims fans who purchased SimCity Societies and SimCity 4 may want to sit down. Are you seated? Good. I have some bad news for you, but just buckle down, you’ll make it through. Of course it’s good news for other Sims fans who waited to get those games.
EA will be selling SimCity 4, SimsCity 4 Rush Hour, SimCity Societies, SimCity Societies Destinations and The Sims Carnival SnapCity altogether as The SimCity Box for $39.99. The big bundle will be available in June 2008. Oh, and according to Amazon, the box includes a trial version of the Spore Creature Creator.
Of course, now everyone will be purchasing this bundle just for the trial version of the Spore Creature Creator. Joystiq previously reported on the Spore Creature Creator program, revealing that it would be an editor that would allow players to tweak and create Spore creatures without the Spore program. Joystiq also reported that the Spore Creature Creator would be released before Spore. Well, here it is. Unfortunately, Amazon didn’t provide any screen shots of the program or any additional information beyond saying that the trial version is indeed included in this new bundle.
This should come as no surprise to fans of the Sims franchise, as the company has a track record of releasing game bundles just as a title’s popularity is beginning to wain. Look at The Sims 2. There are three separate bundles available for fans there – Sims 2 Deluxe (Sims 2 and Nightlife), Sims 2 Double Deluxe (Sims 2, Nightlife and Celebration Stuff) and Sims 2 Freetime Limited Collection (Sims 2 Deluxe and Freetime). Just this time, EA decided to give people a little extra special something to sweeten the deal.