SimCity Creator, a new game in The Sims umbrella franchise, is headed exclusively to the Nintendo Wii and DS this fall, Electronic Arts announced today.
SimCity Creator is an open-ended game that lets players use the motion- and touch-sensitive aspects of the Wii and DS to create and destroy epic cities.
SimCity Creator will ship September 22 in North America and on September 19 in Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions.
On the Wii, players will for the first time in the SimCity franchise have the ability to build curved roads and differently shaped zones, allowing players to make more authentic places — all utilizing the motions of the Wii Remote. Employing the new city advisor system, players will be able to make the game as complex or simple as they want.
On Nintendo DS, players can let a city develop through time and to overcome the different challenges each era of urban development presents.
Here’s more information about the Wii version, directly from EA:
Start by zoning your city, constructing homes, businesses, factories, skyscrapers, freeways, railroads, and much more. SimCity Creator is a visually exciting experience with a completely new user interface, designed specifically for the Wii and the Wii Remote. You’ll discover many ways to customize your city, including 13 city styles to explore, such as American, European and Asian themes. More city styles will be revealed.
You can also place a selection of more than 30 Hero buildings into your city to make it distinctive and momentous. Some of these iconic buildings are based on the current day, some on history and some on fantasy. The more city styles you explore, the more Hero building options you have.
For the first time, take the liberty to build transportation systems with free placement of rounded and curved roads and rail lines, taking your city to new creative and curvy heights. And get a new perspective on your cityscape from a helicopter, a jet or a propeller plane which you can use to fly over your creation. Check out what you’ve built in your aircraft of choice.
Disasters that players of SimCity always love remain an important and entertaining element in SimCity Creator. Using the Wii Remote you can create earthquakes, tornados, call in destructive robots and monsters, create fires and discover many more ways to cause havoc. You created it, and now you can destroy it. With hours of fun and replayability, the fate of your city and its citizens are in your hands.