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Sims 3 Teams Up with Plants vs Zombies?

The Art Director for the ZRC, loyal readers, is a huge Sims fan. Really huge. Though she’s currently playing Sims 2 as each game lasts her years (and Sims 3 has a really nasty compatibility bug with 64 bit laptops, actually).

The Sims has long had interactions with the Undead, and indeed, the Art Director has Zombie Sims in some of her games. On the whole, Zombies had, up until now, been treated as people, even if some of the implementation seemed a bit less than Equal.

Well, I guess ‘Sims 3′ has gotten on-board with the current Anti-Zombie trend in a big way:

In The Sims 3 Supernatural, players also have the option to learn magical crafts by casting spells and brewing elixirs that will charm or hex their Sims’ lives. These potent concoctions have a wide variety of effects from career-boosting to weight loss and even zombification. The zombification elixir will turn unsuspecting Sims into brain-hungry, shuffling monsters that are driven to wreak havoc on the town. In addition, players have the ability to share their brews with any friends who have The Sims 3.

As part of the integration between The Sims and PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies, those who pre-order The Sims 3 Supernatural will receive a special Limited Edition version**, which features the exclusive Plants vs. Zombies content pack. Players with this limited edition content can ward off attacking zombies in their game with the famous Pea Shooter from Plants vs. Zombies and dress their Sims with classic zombie-themed attire for the ultimate creepy-chic look.

I’ll have to have the Art Director give some input here, maybe provide some screenshots of Zombie Sims she’s created going about their peaceable Unlives, but as you can see, The Sims as a series just took a MAJOR step backward on Undead Equality issues. We’re very disappointed.

Thanks to BuyZombie for the heads up here.

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