Belle of the stage and kisser of girls Katy Perry has signed a contract with EA to be featured in a collector’s edition and future content for The Sims 3: Showtime, due out in March of this year.
“Today marks the start of the most integrated and exciting collaboration with any artist in the history of The Sims,” stated Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for EA. “Katy Perry has been a fan of The Sims for several years, and her Simlish recording of her hit ‘Hot and Cold’ featured in The Sims 2 series quickly became the most popular Simlish music video to date. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Katy and bring her distinctive talents, style and personality to the franchise’s global fan base. No performer could better represent the humor and fun of The Sims brand.”
“I love how you’re able to play out different stories through your Sims characters – giving them different careers and watching them succeed,” said Katy regarding the deal. “It’s cool to see the Sims’ stage performances in The Sims 3 Showtime decked out just like my California Dreams Tour – even my cotton candy video screens are in there! I always like to think of myself as a cartoon, and now I’m a Sim!”
The Collector’s Edition of The Sims 3: Showtime will include the expansion, the Ultimate Stage and Katy Perry-themed contend like fashions, a guitar and a Sim hairstyle. An exclusive poster will also be included, likely to feature Katy Perry or her in-game Sim. Or both.
In the meanwhile, enjoy this new video from EA highlighting some of the moments of this upcoming release using Katy Perry’s latest single, “The One That Got Away.”