The simulation frenzy doesn't just apply to humans--don't forget the mammals/fowls, man! Electronic Arts executive producer Sam Player gave out some details on SimAnimals, due out for the Nintendo Wii and DS in January 2009.
Your presence in the game is represented by a "hand of all creations", where you can pick flowers, move trees, flock together diffent types of animals, and eventually create your own Discovery Channel habitat. We're just excited to do our own "nature channel narration" while we play the game. The Wii version will support four players in multiplayer.
Stay tuned for more updates.