If you didn't think it could get any more interesting in the recent SimCity saga, EA and Maxis have today revealed the first DLC for the simulation title, a Nissan-branded LEAF Charging Station. Luckily the DLC is free for those who own SimCity, especially when it offers actual gameplay changes like permanent happiness for anyone who leaves the station and surrounding neighbours where placed.
Need an extra incentive to go green in SimCity? Maybe you need a little boost in the form of the new Nissan LEAF Charging Station that is available today. This free in-game item is the perfect way to kick start your desire to create a city that will make you (and your Sims) happy. In the case of your Sims, In the case of your Sims, the Charging Station provides happiness to the Sims that use it and a onetime wave of happiness to the nearby businesses. Need another bonus? It produces no sewage or garbage. That’s right! Green indeed.
The Nissan LEAF item is the Nissan LEAF Charging Station. The Charging Station will be a new destination in player’s cities where their Sims will drive their Nissan LEAF cars in order to re-charge them. Once they leave the Sims will find themselves happier.
Plopping down the Nissan LEAF Charging Station will add happiness to nearby buildings. Zoom in to the streets of cities and players will start seeing a percentage of their Sims from all wealth classes driving the electric vehicles. The Charging Station produces no garbage or sewage as well making it pollution free.
This doesn't mark the first time that EA has dealt with in-game advertisement, previously the Sims titles have included various product placements including Nissan itself. It seems Nissan were only interested in a short advertisement with the offer available for six months starting today. Oddly enough the charging station uses no power, which begs the question on what exactly the cars run on.
Players interested in obtaining the free DLC can do so via the in-game advertisement billboard or over here