Maxis and Electronic Arts have announced The Sims 3: Supernatural, an add-on to The Sims 3 that brings in Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies and more.
According to EA, players can delve into the world of the supernatural and explore the 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 alchemical master.
“With a variety of deep and mysterious supernatural lifestyles to choose from, The Sims 3 Supernatural allows players to dive into powerful new gameplay that showcases a darker side of The Sims,” says Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. “This pack introduces a fresh perspective while maintaining the characteristic playfulness, humor and innovation of our studio. With The Sims 3 Supernatural, we are adding a wealth of rich creative possibilities, surprising new content and intriguing storylines to the world of The Sims 3.”
My question: How is this a "Sim" game? I mean, I get that you'll be able to discover new abilities, traits, skills and interactions that enhance gameplay, but is adding delayed aging for fairies and vampires, or innate magic channeling for witches, and lycanthropy for werewolves, really a simulation? I say no! But hey, what do I know about the supernatural world; maybe it's entirely accurate.