Originally revealed at the beginning of 2013, EA has today more fully unveiled the next expansion for The Sims 3, which will this time take you on a trip to an island paradise filled with all of the exotic activities you might expect while soaking in some rays.
Due out on June 28th on PC and Mac, The Sims 3: Island Paradise is promised to be packed with “adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise,” so basically what I said a little further up, but more classy.
Apparently, EA is referring to Island Paradise as ‘an expansion pack of firsts,’ because it introduces many elements that Sims 3 players have never seen before, like exploring tropical isles, creating a five-star resort, piloting a customisable houseboat and sailing between islands, while snorkeling and scuba diving to search for treasure is also on the cards.
You can see all of these adventurous activities and more in the recently released gameplay trailer for The Sims 3: Island Paradise:
The Sims 3 – Island Paradise Expansion Pack
What else can you expect in the expansion?
Set sail for adventure.
Be it by paddleboat or speedboat, your Sims can now leave port to discover new lands and explore like never before, from inter-island travel to discovering their own uncharted island. Landlubbers need not apply!
Build and run a five-star resort.
Create a family-friendly resort of waterslides and buffet tables, a romantic retreat dotted with minimalist cottages, or a singles resort featuring multiple pool bars where Sims can mingle and flirt.
Choose and fine-tune your amenities, set your prices, and wait for the reviews—and simoleons—to pour in. The higher your star rating, the more popular your resort will be!
Life is a beach.
See what surprises await under the sea as your Sims build their skills in snorkeling and scuba diving. Your Sims may find themselves on the shore of a new island or discover sunken or buried treasure.
Boat sweet boat.
Whether your Sims love the water or are just prone to wanderlust, a houseboat may be the perfect abode. Houseboats are fully customizable and can be moored at any open port, so if your Sims tire of the view, relocate to a new locale!
New ways to build.
New stilted foundations give your Sims the best of both worlds—a home that’s partially on the water and partially on land. Build a resort, create travelling houseboats, and customize your very own island paradise for your Sims!