Duff cuddles with 'The Sims 2 Pets'


Hilary Duff will appear in "The Sims 2 Pets" along with her Chihuahua Lola. Electronic Arts said Thursday. This will be the video game debut for the "recording artist, actress, fashion designer and philanthropist."

"The Sims 2 Pets" will release for PS2, GCN and PC in October, with a DS version following in November.

 "I've logged hundreds of hours playing 'The Sims' games, so I jumped at the chance to be in "The Sims 2 Pets," said Duff. "I love creating Sims' characters and guiding them through life, designing their houses and then blinging them out with cool furniture. Now, in "The Sims 2 Pets," EA has combined two things I really enjoy -- pets and The Sims!"

 "Hilary is the perfect partner for 'The Sims 2 Pets' -- not only is she a huge animal lover, but she is also a Sims fan," said Rod Humble, executive producer for The Sims Division of Electronic Arts. "Hilary was involved in every step of the process, from creating the Hilary and Lola characters to designing some of the tricks dogs can do in the game."