Maxis is making Electronic Arts hit PC game franchise The Sims 3 scary. The new Supernatural expansion pack will introduce a brand new haunted world along with plenty of new creatures to play with. Twilight has nothing on this game, thanks to vampires, werewolves, zombies and even fairies. Developer Aaron Conners talks about what’s in store for Sims fans when they explore the macabre in this exclusive video interview below.
In this game, werewolves embody strength, passion and unbridled emotion, combining human tenderness with beastly power and a heavy dash of unpredictability. Players can live as werewolf Sims, striving to balance a life of relative normality with the dramatic effects of the werewolf’s curse. They possess the ability to morph between human and werewolf forms, whether by will or an uncontrollable feral transformation spurred by low mood or the rise of the full moon. With the conversion into werewolf form, the nose widens and nostrils become more wolf-like, the bottom canines grow and the ears point back. Hair grows wilder and fuller, with the eyebrows becoming bushier and more aggressively sloped. Textured fur appears on the hands, feet and shoulders. Last but not least, large claws extend from the fingertips.
Another popular creature are the fairies, who are fickle and magical supernaturals with an innate connection to the natural world. From the start of the game, fairies will naturally appear as human-like creatures with fluttering wings. Through special interactions they will be able to transform into their true form which resembles a glowing insect that is miniscule in size. Fairies can be created in Create A Sim and have a slew of new customization options available that range from choosing the shape and color of their wings to adjusting the pointiness of their ears. Fairies often bestow gifts to others and carry special auras that increase their skills as well as the skills of those around them.
In contrast to lithe and sprightly fairies, The Sims 3 Supernatural introduces moaning and roaming zombies to the game. These lumbering creatures have just two things on their mind: brains and grains! As they shuffle through the neighborhood, zombies attempt to nibble on Sims and pick at their well-manicured planter boxes. Not even other supernatural Sims are immune to zombification! A bite from one of these brain-hungry creatures can leave your Sims with temporary or long-lasting effects.