Electronic Arts have today released a "behind the scenes" video of their upcoming sequel The Sims 3.

Featuring a brand new engine that has been in development for nearly three years, The Sims 3 allows you to immerse your unique Sims in an open living neighbourhood right outside their door. The initial feature-set unveiled includes the new seamless, open neighbourhood, new Create-A-Sim, new realistic personalities and new unlimited customization. The Sims 3 will launch globally in 2009.

Check out the trailer at GP Downloads (615MB).