Addicted fans of the classic city building sim need to panic. EA has announced that it will be releasing a version of the game for the handheld and highly portable Nintendo DS.

Gamers will be able to create and grow their very own pocket sized city while, according to EA, "Maximizing the stylus and built-in microphone controls of the Nintendo DS".

Gamers will be able to blow into the microphone to put out fires in the city to signing off on mayoral proclamations with your stylus.

By enabling the players to communicate with each other, the "wireless data exchange" feature brings additional interactivity into the game.

As with previous versions, the game also offers a wide array of recognizable international landmarks to spice up your city.

"We are very excited to bring the SimCity experience to the Nintendo DS platform", said Takahiro Murakami, Producer of SimCity DS.

"The unique Nintendo DS functionalities inspired us to incorporate many new features to delight the most dedicated SimCity fans. The game is filled with fun surprises that will appeal to new and existing fans of the franchise."

The game is due to be released this summer.