Hilary Duff and her pet Chihuahua Lola are set to appear in the latest addition to the 'Sims' gaming franchise, 'The Sims 2 - Pets'.Duff is said to be an avid follower of the popular gaming series, in which the gamer has the opportunity to guide computer characters through a myriad of exciting life options, such as cooking, cleaning, bathing and eating.
"I've logged hundreds of hours playing The Sims games, so I jumped at the chance to be in The Sims 2 Pets," said Duff. "I love creating Sims characters and guiding them through life, designing their houses and then blinging them out with cool furniture. Now, in The Sims 2 Pets, EA [Electronic Arts, the game's creator] has combined two things I really enjoy - pets and The Sims!"
'Sims' aficionados need only read on, as Electronic Arts discusses how Hilary Duff will precisely appear in the different versions of the game:
SONY PLAYSTATION(R)2 AND NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM)
In the console version of the game, Hilary will visit the Town Center with her dog, Lola. A player might run into her as she plays with Lola, browses the shops or socialize with other Sims. If Hilary is busy talking to her Sims pals, Lola will roam the park making friends with other dogs and cats, chasing them around and playing. Hopefully they won't get themselves into trouble by digging holes or knocking over trash cans!
Players can interact with Lola and Hilary as they can with any other pet or Sim. You can invite Hilary to your house, and while she's there teach Lola some new tricks to entertain your party guests.
NINTENDO DS(TM) HANDHELD GAME SYSTEM
In this handheld version, Hilary will visit the Central Park with her dog, Lola. Other Sims can chat with Hilary and befriend her. If Hilary likes the player, she will start to bring Lola to the Pet Care Center where Sims can teach Lola new tricks, improve her health, and make her happier. Lola is a people pleaser, so after learning a new trick, she won't be shy about showing it off at the Central Park!
PC EXPANSION PACK(2)
Hilary and Lola will be downloadable for the PC version of the Sims 2 Pets from October 17 through December 31 only. To download the Hilary Sim, players will visit the official Sims website www.thesims2.com. Once she is downloaded to the game, she will be a fully playable character in the Sims. This means that players can customize and control Hilary as they do other Sims, from changing her clothes, makeup and hairstyle to building and decorating her home - even defining her dreams and establishing her social life, by throwing parties, making friends, flirting and creating a family. With the Sims 2 Pets PC expansion pack, Hilary can head to the park with Lola for a game of fetch, or even add to her pet family by adopting a cat, dog, bird or hamster that she can train, play with, and love as her own.