Intomobile have gotten their hands on some exclusive footage of the new Sims 3 game for the iPhone and iPod Touch from EA, the guys behind hits such as ‘Spore Origins, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Need For Speed Undercover‘.
The Sims 3 takes full advantage of the iPhone’s 3D graphics capabilities. The entire 3D world pans, tilts and rotates around your Sim character smoothly, without any noticeable lag. In fact, we were repeatedly impressed by the iPhone’s ability to smoothly render the 3D world with ease. sims3 07 300×200 First Look: The Sims 3 for iPhone [updated]You pan around the game with a single finger. Dragging two fingers vertically along the touchscreen tilts the 3D view and rotating two fingers (as if you were twisting a volume-control knob) rotates the map. All the while, the game dims and raises the lighting to match the time of day in Sim-land – a nice touch to be sure
I have to say I’m really impressed with the games being released under EA’s name for the Apple devices. Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit are just a few that keep me entertained on my daily commute to and from work, and now I’m looking forward to giving The Sims 3 a whirl when it’s released on June 2nd.
Check out the video to see it with all its pan, tilt, zoom and pinch actions.