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Island Paradise: Full View of Isla Paradiso

 

Isla Paradiso, Island Paradise’s new world, is absolutely gorgeous! Anyone else want to dip into these crystal clear waters? I know I do!

 

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Sims 3 Island Paradise: Magical Gnome

 

Not sure if anyone else shares the same joy as me when it comes to the Magic Gnomes, but I suuuuure love them! Hortensis’ Island Paradise Preview gave us a snapshot of the all new Mr Mariner Gnome!
 

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GamesRadar: Sims 3 Island Paradise Preview

 

Earlier today, if we told you that you’d be reading a preview of a Sims expansion, we bet you’d have thought we were crazy. But guess what? That was before you knew that the next expansion was The Sims 3: Island Paradise, wherein you’re allowed to become the manager of an island resort, build a houseboat, have sex in an all-in-one bathroom, and beat the hell out of a shark. Well, you can do all of those things and more, so maybe it’s about time you locked away your Sims 3 prejudice and prepared to embrace the island life.
 

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Island Paradise is a massive departure from past Sims expansions. In it, you’re sent off to the world of Isla Paradiso, a set of tropical islands covered with secrets to find and vacations to be had. After building your house boat you can sail around the different islands, choosing to dock and explore or simply wander around in any one of the ocean-ready vehicles in the game. If you’re feeling entrepreneurial you can even start your own resort, building it from the ground up to create the perfect getaway.

 

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Polygon: The Sims 3 Island Paradise Preview

 

Nardone said the new elements in Island Paradise help Maxis to set up separate world that players can move freely in and out of, much like the new world created for the title’s ninth expansion Dragon Valley. These worlds will also include properties the Sims can purchase, and part of that freedom of movement stems from the Sims’ new ability to own multiple residences and move between them at will.

 

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“We’re giving players the ability to move between worlds now, and they can have their Sims make a call and just move their Sim family to the new world,” Nardone said. “We’re trying to open up the content more, and give players the ability to move around more easily.”

 

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Dragon Valley: Through the Eyes of a World Builder

 

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Check out what one of The Sims 3 Store World Builders, MDT, has to say about the development of Dragon Valley. The Sims 3 Dragon Valley is available to purchase now at The Sims 3 Store, and will be available in stores worldwide starting August 6, 2013.  
 
Dragons! We knew that we were going to have dragons before we even knew what kind of world to build. I believe this is the first world that we tailored in order to fit an object, therefore Dragon Valley was really created as a place for dragons to exist. As always with The Sims, we needed to balance gameplay, design and technical limitations and with this world, we started very early with the idea of a valley that was somewhat isolated which, although existing in the modern age, might harbor dragons and a unique population.  
 

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Sims 3 Store: Sales Page Update

 

Click Below! – Thanks Steph!

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SimsVIP’s Island Paradise Preview by DuckEggPie

 
The entire staff here at SimsVIP would like to thank The Sims UK for the opportunity to attend this amazing event. I was not personally able to attend the event – since I am waaaaay out here in the USA -, but we were able to send our very own Hortensis & DuckEggPie. Special thanks to them both for putting together the awesome previews! :)
 
 

A note from DuckEggPie:

My thanks go out to SimsVIP, and everyone working behind the scenes to make attending the event possible. In addition, I would particularly like to thank EA UK for hosting the event and looking after us so well.

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SimsVIP’s Island Paradise Preview by Hortensis

 
The entire staff here at SimsVIP would like to thank The Sims UK for the opportunity to attend this amazing event. I was not personally able to attend the event – since I am waaaaay out here in the USA -, but we were able to send our very own Hortensis & DuckEggPie. Special thanks to them both for putting together the awesome previews! :)
 
 

A note from Hortensis:

My thanks go out to SimsVIP, and everyone working behind the scenes to make attending the event possible. In addition, I would particularly like to thank EA UK for hosting the event and looking after us so well.

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The Sims 3 Dragon Valley (Info & Screenshots)

 
The big day is here simmers! The Sims 3 Dragon Valley is now available, and we have gathered all the information you need to know about the world itself, and the Baby Dragons! There are a few sections below that are still in progress, but rest assured I am working on them right now.
 

Big Thanks to EA/Maxis for providing us with an early copy of the world. :) 

 
 

The Sims 3 Dragon Valley Info Post

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Island Paradise: New Screenshots

 

Via SimGuruSarah and SimGuruGraham

:!: Please note that SimGuruGraham’s screenshots showcase cross-expansion objects/gameplay

 

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