There are few constants in life: death, taxes, and the new content of the Sims.
After a series of cryptic and slightly terrifying tweets from Maxis employees, we learned that the upcoming addition to The Sims 4 is what we call StrangerVille.
StrangerVille is a "game pack", which means it's not a full-featured expansion pack like the one in December. Become famous or a bag like Laundry day. Game packs focus on the thematic content of new experiences, such as The Sims 4: Vampires and The Sims 4: Adventure in the jungle. StrangerVilleHowever, its content is much more story-based than other game packs, and it will contain mysteries related to events that revolve around a storyline.
Like most game packs, StrangerVille introduce new outfits, including lab coats, bomber jackets and Prairie-inspired dresses. The city of StrangerVille will have new control locations for your Sims (and possibly a teleportation device?). Clues and riddles to solve the great mystery of StrangerVille are closely related.
Those familiar with the Sims franchise could recognize StrangerVille as a reminder to The Sims 2S Strangetown. Presented originally in The Sims 2 In the main area of Strangetown, Area 51 resembled that of Area 51, made up of several extraterrestrial families, a mad scientist and a black widow who canonized WooHoo'd the Grim Reaper.
Strangetown was also the featured neighborhood in many of the Sims 2's handheld games, especially The Sims 2 for PSP, which had a global history full of crazy cults, extraterrestrial abductions and secret military bases. StrangerVille, it seems, will keep the spirit of The Sims 2 PSP.
The Sims 4: StrangerVille will be available on February 26 for Mac and Windows PC. A cartoon is available on the EA website.