With the Sims 3 recently announced to be standing politely aside for a fourth iteration next year, the release of expansion packs certainly hasn’t slowed down, with EA causing a buzz back in January with the announcement of not only the recently released University Life, but a very ambitious looking expansion, Sims 3 Island Paradise. This pack, due to hit store shelves in June, is centered around island life in all its lazy, hedonistic glory, as the Sims team jerk back the cover from a new world, Isla Paradiso.
Rather than being just a regular holiday resort, the team have endeavored to provide a little something for everyone, from managing resorts and building them into five star holiday destinations, to slacking off on the beach and exploring – both on and under the water. As expected, we had a few questions and Ryan Vaughan, Lead Producer was happy to answer them.
THE SIMS 3 DRAGON VALLEY
Get ready for The Sims 3 Dragon Valley, the newest digital world to join The Sims 3 franchise. In The Sims 3 Dragon Valley, life is full of mystical surprises. A whole new environment awaits players to explore, including new locations, architecture, and of course, pet dragons! These different colored dragons are used to boost moods and all have various features. For example, the red baby dragon shoots fire and Sims players can use it to attack their enemies!
In The Sims 3, we made many additions and improvements to the lovable and quirky beings we call Sims. By far, my favorite of those is our character traits system, and I know I’m not alone – it has captured the hearts and minds of our players, too – often even more than our largest feature: the seamless, living neighborhood.
So I wanted to describe the thinking that led us to the traits design, and some of the interesting choices and observations we made along the way.
In a premature release of The Sims 3 Dragon Valley trailer (HD), it is confirmed that the world will hit The Sims 3 Store on May 30th, 2013. As a reminder, please note that this world will not be purchasable with Simpoints. FAQ here.
If retailers aren’t starting to dump their inventory, then I don’t know what else is prompting all these sales! Origin is holding A Simtastic Sale from 5/9 – 5/14. Digital and Physical games on sale; Prices vary. North America Only.
Target’s 5/12 – 5/18 Ad confirms that The Sims 3 Starter Packs will be released in retail stores next week. If the ad is anything to go by, the new starter packs and other The Sims 3 titles will be on sale for $19.99.
Hat Tip: Kristopher & Slumz.Boxden.com