Hi Simmers! I’m Ryan Vaughan, Lead Producer on The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack. I hope you’re ready to break out your umbrellas and prepare for a storm, because as you may already know, we just announced that The Sims 3 Seasons will be launching this November!
I personally am very excited to be working on this expansion pack, not just because of all the brand new content and gameplay it brings, but also because it is one of the most highly requested expansions for The Sims 3! With tons of new features and dramatic weather effects, plus brand new seasonal events, celebrations, and festivals, The Sims 3 Seasons will transform your Sims’ lives in ways never before possible.
Pre-order Newest Expansion Pack to The Sims 3 and Receive Special Limited Edition Upgrade Featuring Exclusive Ice Lounge
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 2, 2012 – Break out your umbrellas and prepare for the storm,The Sims™ 3 Seasons Expansion Pack* is coming this holiday! The Maxis Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack for PC/Mac will launch worldwide November 2012. Packed full of fun for every season, the latest offering from The Sims Studio introduces all-new activities, seasonal festivals and celebrations, dramatic weather effects and more, allowing players to transform their Sims’ worlds with the change of each season as they play with life…and the weather.
“The Sims 3 Seasons offers players not only the opportunity to interact with weather, but also the ability to really get into the mood of each season and tell meaningful stories with their Sims,” said Ryan Vaughan, Producer, The Sims. “Since the launch of The Sims 3, Seasons has been one of the most highly-requested themes by our players. The seasonal changes in this game offer incredible realism, simulating nature in a way that is unprecedented for The Sims.”
For the first time in The Sims PC/Mac franchise, players can take their Sims for a swim in the ocean, exploring a previously unreachable part of the world as they cool down on a hot summer day or take the polar bear plunge by venturing into wintry waters. Sims can also build skills by scoring a winning goal during a soccer shoot-out or catching some air on the half pipe during a snowboarding session. Whether taking a plunge from the diving board, setting off dazzling fireworks, carving a jack-o’-lantern or building an intimate igloo, players will find an abundance of activities to keep them engaged throughout the year.
Players will revel in the spirit of each season with unique seasonal celebrations and events that bring Sims together. Sims can snuggle up with their crush and get crowned the king or queen of the spring dance, visit the face-painting booth at the summer festival, bob for apples beside a pumpkin patch at the fall festival or head to the snowball fight arena for an epic wintertime battle.The Sims 3 Seasons also introduces new food, fashions and décor items such as French fries, a tanning booth, mistletoe, umbrellas, snow boots and wetsuits, further enhancing the experience and fun of each season.
In The Sims 3 Seasons, transformative weather effects will capture the beauty and power of nature, from blooming flowers and fresh spring rain to changing autumn leaves and snowstorms that will turn the world into a winter wonderland. Sims will react to the changes in climate and weather in surprising and hilarious ways, whether getting a zebra-striped tan, catching a cold or getting struck by lightning.
Players who pre-order** The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack will receive the Limited Edition which includes the exclusive Ice Lounge community lot, a sleek social club that can be placed in any world from The Sims 3 and is available in all seasons. This all-new venue includes 12 brand new objects made entirely of ice that can be used to build out an elegant, icy abode.
Individual Links begin here. I will have a full post on the content later tonight.
Date Night (1,300 SP) - Whether your Sim is charming their way to the front of the club line or dancing the night away, have them dress to express with the Date Night collection! Your Sim can be the life of the party with the flirty cocktail dresses, mesh and leather, or sparkly rave apparel. Dress for the blackjack table and soak in the nightlife with stunning new attire.
The Sims 3 Czech Facebook page posted this photo a while ago, and then quickly removed it! Luckily for us, our readers are quicker than quick sand!
Thanks to Joanna, Adam, Simmy19 & Lola for the tip!
I spent the last 6 hours updating the Supernatural Fact Sheet, and now everything that you need to know is there! If there is any “written” material that needs to be added, please let me know. I did not have the patience to read all the articles tonight. I will however update properly when I get a chance.
Also, there are two new Supernatural Previews added to the bottom of the Preview List. I will leave the post stickied until tomorrow night.
Below is a list of all Supernatural Previews! New Previews will display a & New symbol next to them.
TheSims.com (scroll down) has listed The Sims 3 Seasons! It’s official folks, Seasons is Expansion #8! Expect an official announcement tomorrow!
Thanks to Karen for the awesome tip!
These bad boys deserve a post of their own! Check out these awesome shots by Platinum Simmers!