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The Simpsons: Tapped Out freemium iOS game by EA (images)

Electronic Arts plans to launch The Simpsons: Tapped Out in the coming weeks for iOS devices like the iPhone 4S or iPad 2. The game is free to download and play.

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Homer and the Simpsons go mobile

The Simpsons are going mobile in a big way with Tapped Out, a freemium iOS game from EA. The game starts with Homer accidentally creating a nuclear explosion that wipes out Springfield. It's up to the player to rebuild the city.
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The whole Simpsons clan is along for the ride

As players progress through the game, they unlock characters. Lisa is unlocked initially, and helps Homer clean up the city. The other members also get their time in the spotlight.
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Rebuild Springfield

A screenshot from the upcoming game. Players can rebuild Springfield in their vision, including adding well-known landmarks like the Duff brewery.
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Getting the authentic Simpsons experience

EA promises that players will get the trademark humor and feel of the Simpsons, including tapping the voice actors and writers from the show.
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Play as multiple Simpsons characters

The game allows you to play as different characters with their own quests.
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EA has high hopes for the Simpsons

EA is making a big move toward freemium games, and The Simpsons: Tapped Out marks the latest major endeavor by the video game publisher.

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