One of the most popular video game franchises that EA owns is The Sims. The Sims is a game franchise that lets the player control virtual people as they conduct their virtual lives. The goal is to meet all of your game characters needs while amassing lots of virtual stuff. EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 3 this week called The Sims 3 Seasons.
You probably gathered from the name of the expansion pack exactly what it's going to bring to the latest video game in the franchise. The expansion pack is set to land in time for the holiday shopping season with a launch date sometime in November. The expansion will be available for both PC and Mac versions of the game and brings with it all sorts of seasonal settings and activities for players to enjoy.
EA says that for the first time in The Sims franchise, players will be able to take their Sims on swim the ocean, and explore previously unavailable parts of the virtual world. Players will also be able to venture into wintry areas of the map. The expansion pack will cover all the seasons and will have all sorts of things such as seasonal festivals and activities.
One interesting part is that the Sims will be able to build skills while doing activities such as scoring a goal during a soccer shootout or catching air on the half pipe during some winter snowboarding. Other activities that the expansion pack will bring to the game include things like jumping off a diving board, setting off fireworks on the Fourth of July, carving jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween, and all sorts of other activities. The expansion pack also adds new food items, fashions, and decor items to enhance each season. The expansion pack is up for pre-order right now, and players who pre-order will get a limited-edition Ice Lounge community lot that is available in all seasons.