Ahead of the release of The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Pack this month, EA and the Sims studio have announced a brand new expansion pack for the life simulator allowing us to experience University Life all over again… or for the first time!
“From class activities to major-specific objects,” says EA, “your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party — there’s a lot to explore outside of lectures at the student union.”
The Sims 3: University Life will allow new opportunities for social connections and career growth in The Sims 3, while adding new locations including a bowling alley and a fast food joint, SimBurger. New activities such as ‘juice pong’ and spray painting are also said to be included – “your Sims are sure to have the time of their lives!”
If you pre-order The Sims 3: University Life Limited Edition, you’ll get the ‘Party Pack Bundle’ and an additional stature, the Partaeus Maximus, which helps your Sims “throw the best parties ever,” with toga parties and masquerade events included. “Party guests will even get a mood boost and an attire adjustment to reflect your desired party theme!”
Here’s the debut trailer for The Sims 3: University Life, which highlights all of the expansion pack’s content:
The Sims 3 University Life – Announce Trailer
The Sims 3: University Life is out on March 5th. Does investing your Sims in the university experience appeal to you? Here are a bunch of additional features you can look forward to:
The Sims 3: University Life Features
Achieve Academic Excellence.
Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects. Your Sims can broadcast their own radio show as a Communications student or bone up on anatomy using the skeleton as a Science and Medicine major. Your Sims can also learn through class activities, lectures at the student union, and joining in social activities.
Get Ready to Party!
Text books and study groups are a big part of college, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time and let loose.
Make Connections and Network.
Grow your social networking skill through texting, blogging and streaming video. This builds your affiliation with the three social groups on campus – the Nerds, the Rebels and the Jocks. Building your cred with these groups offers unique advantages, from earning dream jobs to a coveted extra trait.
Just like in real life, your Sims’ decisions are deeply interconnected. For example, a Fine Arts student benefits from the Avant Garde trait, and develops their Street Art skill and cred with the Rebels by tagging and spray painting. Just don’t let your Sims get caught by the cops!
Reap Benefits After University Too!
Help your Sims r each the top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job for university grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!
Explore the Campus and Town.
From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at Keith’s Komics, there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.
The Sims 3: University Life Screenshots
The Sims 3: University Life Artwork
The Sims 3: University Life Box Art