Valentine’s Day is still at least a couple of weeks away. But The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the iOS simulation game developed by Electronic Arts based on the long-running animated sitcom, has just been updated for the romantic occasion.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out became an instant hit when it was released in March last year. In fact, it became so much of a hit that it was eventually pulled from the App Store. Apparently, Electronic Arts’ resources weren’t enough to handle its ballooning user base.

Fortunately, the game returned to the App Store five months after it was pulled.

In October last year, The Simpsons: Tapped Out was updated with a “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween update. And in December, the game got a Christmas update.

This time, The Simpsons: Tapped Out has been updated in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The game’s “hearty” content update includes limited-time buildings, characters, decorations, and quests:

  • New Buildings – Pick up some love handles a la mode at Phineas Q. Butterfat’s, capitalize on insecure relationships at Howard’s Flowers, and even lose some golf balls at Sir Putt-A-Lots.
  • New Characters – Send Shauna around searching for young love, get Homer and Marge to snuggle in the Golf Castle, and send Valentines with Lisa.
  • New Decorations – Sweeten up your Springfield with rose bushes, cherub topiaries, and the “I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train.”
  • New Quests – Join Bart on his quest for love. Will Bart and Shauna enjoy a blossoming romance, or will Bart be left sulking in his room?

The new version of the game also features a new event. In this event, you can visit your friends’ towns, send valentines, and collect Heart currency.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later, the new lovey-dovey version of The Simpsons: Tapped Out is available now in the App Store for free.