EA Announce The Sims Medieval
In a piece of news that’s sure to excite fans of The Sims franchise, EA have today announced that they’re working on the latest instalment in the series entitled The Sims Medieval.
One of many interesting bits of information is that it’s a spin-off title, meaning it’s not going to be another Sims 3 expansion or indeed neither a full sequel. It’s presumably the PC equivalent to The Urbz, but obviously taking place in medieval times rather than downtown… Simsville, I don’t know. What this new game will offer is more RPG-elements than fans are used to, EA themselves stating “for the first time, players can create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every Hero Sim character in the land.” They can also control a variety of characters from kings to blacksmiths and bards, and assign them various traits as well as a ‘fatal flaw’ which details remain sketchy for.
The game also allows the player to ‘conquer territories’ although it wasn’t explained exactly how, although building armies and going to war would be an interesting concept.
“The Middle Ages is a time of intrigue, legend, and excitement. It offers a perfect backdrop for a brand new series from The Sims studio due to the limitless stories that can be told,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio at EA. “The Sims Medieval offers a new way for players to experience The Sims which we hope fans will enjoy, and it features gameplay that fans of strategy and role-playing games will find appealing such as controlling an entire kingdom and quest-based gameplay mechanics.”
The Sims Medieval is being developed for PC and Mac, and is planned for release in spring 2011.