The Sims Carnival has pulled into town

by: Dan -
EA announced today that the first of The Sims Carnival series is now available in stores with The Sims Carnival SnapCity and The Sims Carnival BumperBlast. SnapCity is a city-building puzzle style game and BumperBlast is a straight up blaster to try and clear the screen before your ammo runs out. Both games are available for Windows PC at a MSRP of $19.99 each at both retail stores and direct download from EA.com and POGO.  Check out the release after the jump for full details:
Jan 10, 2008 09:00

EA Announces The Sims Carnival SnapCity and The Sims Carnival BumperBlast Now Available in Stores

The First Two PC Titles From The Sims Carnival Designed for Casual Pick-up-and-Play Fun

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 10, 2008 Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that both The Sims Carnival(TM) SnapCity and The Sims Carnival(TM) BumperBlast are available in stores now. These first two Windows-based PC game titles, in a new casual game product line from The Sims(TM) Label called The Sims Carnival(TM), are designed to be enjoyable and accessible games for players of all ages. The Sims Carnival SnapCity and The Sims Carnival BumperBlast are sold separately for MSRP $19.99 each at major retailers across the U.S. Also in the U.S., both games are now available for direct download at EA.com and at Pogo.com(TM). In February, The Sims Carnival SnapCity and The Sims Carnival BumperBlast will be available for direct download in both French and German languages at EA.com.
"We designed these pick-up-and-play PC games to be entertaining, while still presenting depth in gameplay, long-term enjoyment and great value," said Rod Humble, Head of The Sims Studio. "The Sims Carnival SnapCity and The Sims Carnival BumperBlast are built to have broad appeal and bring fun to everyone."

The Sims Carnival SnapCity is a city-building puzzle game that is both strategic and accessible. In a fun, open-ended gameplay environment, players are challenged to position falling, colored blocks in just the right places to build their own personal cities. Featuring an array of industrial, commercial and residential neighborhoods, it's never the same city twice! Players can also pick-up-and-play by jumping into 25 unique existing neighborhood levels. The Sims Carnival SnapCity...it's a snap!

The Sims Carnival BumperBlast will have the player blasting away for hours! The goal in this arcade-style game is to clear out all The Sims-styled bumpers before the shots run out. The player is challenged to master skill shots, score combos and bonuses, and go for the high score! With over 140 action-packed levels, The Sims Carnival BumperBlast is a fun, casual game that can be played time and time again. -0-

Product Specifications
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Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts Redwood
Shores
Digital Download Availability: Available now in North
America only
Retail Availability: Major retailers across the
U.S.
Platform: Windows-based PC computers

The Sims Carnival SnapCity
Platform: PC
Category: Simulation/Puzzle/Strategy
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

The Sims Carnival BumperBlast
Platform: PC
Category: Arcade/Strategy
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
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