Halloween is just around the corner, so I figured this was a good week to give away the latest in the popular “Sims” franchise from EA Games: “Sims 3: Supernatural.”
The “Sims” games have long included spooky stuff: Ghosts and vampires have been staples of even the basic editions. But this new expansion pack goes the extra mile with werewolves, zombies, witches, fairies and more.
Here are some official details:
The Sims 3 Supernatural gives players the new ability to create werewolves, fairies, witches and more intriguing vampires directly in the Create A Sim tool, customizing characteristics that range from the hairiness of a werewolf’s body to the shape of a fairy’s wings. While playing as supernatural Sims, players will discover new abilities, traits, skills and interactions that enhance their gameplay, including delayed aging for fairies and vampires, innate magic channeling for witches and lycanthropy for werewolves, which enables them to control their animal instincts and transform at will.
In The Sims 3 Supernatural, players also have the option to learn magical crafts by casting spells and brewing elixirs that will charm or hex their Sims’ lives. These potent concoctions have a wide variety of effects from career-boosting to weight loss and even zombification. The zombification elixir will turn unsuspecting Sims into brain-hungry, shuffling monsters that are driven to wreak havoc on the town. In addition, players have the ability to share their brews with any friends who have The Sims 3.
As players delve into the world of the supernatural and explore the eerie new town of Moonlight Falls, they will uncover enchanted objects and gothic décor, including a sliding bookcase that conceals a hidden lair and a powerful mirror with magical interactions. Players may also choose to embark on a new career path as a mystic fortune-teller or build their skill to become an alchemic master. Meanwhile, the onset of the mysterious lunar cycle will unveil strange revelations, secrets and mysteries that will shake up the entire town.
Wow, lots of fun stuff. I haven’t played in a long time, but it sounds like I might need to load it on my new PC.
For your chance to win the expansion pack, send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “Sims Supernatural” as your subject line, and enter only once by Nov. 2. U.S. entries only.