EA castaways The Sims 2 onto deserted DS/PSP island
How will they survive without Simoleons?
The fear (or anticipation) of being stranded on a desert seems to be something inherent in the human psyche. Even before Desert Island Discs, Lost, Castaway, Survivor or even the DS' very own Lost in Blue, there was Robinson Crusoe – supposedly the first proper novel in the English language.
We doubt The Sims 2 Castaway will have anything like the staying power of that almost 300-year old book, but if history of The Sims is anything to go by, it will spawn plenty of fan-generated tales of From Here To Eternity-esque beach romances, as well as fig-leaf-removing nudity hacks.
In development for DS and PSP (as well as an array of other consoles), The Sims 2 Castaway will place you in the position of keeping your sims alive, both in terms of protection from the elements, crafting tools, and dealing with the other forces found on their desert island.
Because, like Lost, this is one mysterious location. Hidden treasures and ancient mysteries are there to be uncovered – as well as providing a route back to civilisation that hopefully doesn't involve the discovery that it was only a reality TV program after all.
The Sims 2 Castaway is due for release on DS and PSP this autumn, as is the new community-building DS game MySims.