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The Sims 3

Available for pre-release download this Thursday at

Paris, 02 June 2009, Metaboli, Europe’s leading digital distributor of PC videogames, today announces that the much anticipated Sims 3 will be available for pre-release download through its download-to-own service, Gamers are guaranteed to be among the first to play the game, which is available for download at 9.00pm on June 4th 2009 - 3 hours before its official release.

In order to meet high demand for the Sims series, Metaboli has launched a dedicated e-store for the title and will also offer several exclusive bonuses:

• £6 worth of SimPoints in the Sims 3 Store

• Tracks from the game’s soundtrack, by Datarock

• An exclusive Datarock poster

• Access to the other half of the Sims world

• A unique cover

“The Sims 3 has been the subject of numerous pre-orders on our platforms and this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive packages we’ve ever offered” comments Jérôme Gayet, VP Marketing and Product of Metaboli.

About Metaboli

Created in 2001, Metaboli, a French company, is currently the European leader in digital distribution of PC games, and aims at worldwide leadership with the acquisition of in September 2008, the American leader in video games subscription.

Thanks to its publishing partners such as Atari, Codemaster, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Rockstar, Sega, THQ, Take 2 or Ubisoft, Metaboli makes the best video games catalogue available for download in Europe. More than 600 PC games are distributed through unlimited subscription plans on, and a system of download to own unit sales on

Metaboli also developed the Digital Tycoon business-to-business platform, which allows publishers and distributors of video games to design, deploy and run their online digital distribution strategy on a global scale. Today, more than 50 partners in Europe use this ecosystem to simplify and streamline their business, including Atari, THQ, MSN, T-Online, Orange, Virgin Media, FNAC, Pixmania, Micromania, Rue du Commerce…

Finally, capitalizing on its success in online marketing, Metaboli created in late 2008 its own agency: Metagency, which offers varied benefits such as listing, membership, CRM and viral buzz to its partners in order to optimize their performance and increase their visibility on the Internet in Europe.

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