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The Sims Are Having a Better Summer Than You

Tue, 2013-06-25 20:26

Even if I don't get an idyillic paradise summer vacation, it's good to know my Sims will be having a wonderful time.

You see, my virtual Sims will be playing in the brand-new "The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack" (for PC/Mac and on Origin.com. Watch as we dive beneath the waves and explore what lies on the ocean floor, build and cruise along on our own houseboat to discover uncharted islands or create and run a five-star resort experience.

“In The Sims 3 Island Paradise, The Sims Studio has brought to life a tropical vacation for players to experience without ever having to leave home,” says Ryan Vaughan, Producer for The Sims. “With so many new gameplay features included in this game, players will be able to explore, inhabit and discover beachside bliss just as they would in real life.”

If you're in the mood to build and own your own resort, you can do that too.
Be it a family-friendly resort of waterslides and buffet tables, a romantic retreat with bungalows in the sand, or a singles resort that features pool bars, players will make management decisions that will affect their resort’s success. We added pools and fire walk pits, upgraded guest rooms and generally fine-tuned our snazzy resort based on feedback received from customer reviews.( Kinda like Yelp! for Sims.)

And just wait until we add the Carnaval Costumes Pack, featuring two exclusive outfits to make any tropical night more festive. We'll be the life of the party in a feather-clad costume while male Sims can spread their wings like a peacock in an ostentatious ensemble. (Typical.)

The Sims 3 Island Paradise is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available today on PC/Mac at retailers in North America and on Origin.com.

The NEXT best thing to being there.

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