Hip Interactive today announced that "Playboy: The Mansion," has been sent off for manufacturing, or in other words, it's "gone gold." The game invites players to step into Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner’s slippers and run the famous Playboy empire.

“Gamers are now one step closer to virtually walking through the doors of the Playboy Mansion, and experiencing a world of photo shoots, celebrity-filled parties, and midnight rendezvous in the grotto,” said Jim Perkins, president of ARUSH Publishing. “Beyond the sexy fun that players expect from the Playboy brand, 'Playboy: The Mansion' is filled with simulation depth, and we are extremely pleased with the final product.”

Available for all formats, the game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB, and is scheduled to ship to stores on January 25, 2005.