EA have announced the new official release date for The Sims 3. It's not March like it was rumoured after the initial February date was postponed... instead The Sims 3 will see release during the first day of E3 on June 2. The PC version will be followed by versions for Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch and mobile devices during the summer.
A happy damage control quote from the press release reads as follows:
"The Sims 3 is an incredible game that lets you play with life, create art and show off your creations," said Ben Bell, Executive Producer, The Sims 3. "In the game, players are inspired by endless creative possibilities like the new Traits and Lifetime Wish features which allow players to create Sims with real personalities and destinies. Players can then take their Sim into town to interact with other Sims in the game and capture the action on video to show off online."
I assume this will hit the EA stock, but as a gamer it is nice to see EA taking the extra time to finish development and polish the game up.