Swim with the dolphins… as a mermaid!
During EA Play 2019, EA announced The Sims 4’s newest expansion: Island Living.
The Sims 4: Island Living will become available on June 21 on PC and Mac, and July 16 on consoles.
The Island Living reveal trailer showed off a dirty beach being cleaned up, a nighttime beach party, a woman turning into a mermaid, and more. It also introduces water play, allowing Sims to walk into the open water, ride on jet skis, float and even swim with the dolphins. The island also includes an active volcano – Sims who are feeling risky can live nearby and will likely encounter eruptions.
If your Sims want to take care of the island, they can become a conservationist to help keep the beaches clean and wildlife safe. Sims can attend nighttime parties, make special native drinks and interact with friendly islanders. Spirits who care about the island interact with Sims, and will be nice to them if you’re good to the island, and bad if you’re abusing it.
With mermaids in the cast, players can create and style their mermaids, and interact directly with ocean life. They also have mysterious powers that EA did not divulge during EA Play. For interior and exterior additions, lots of Polynesian elements have been brought in, including lounge chairs, houses on stilts over the water (from which Sims can jump right into the ocean) and more.
The Sims are partnering with the It Gets Better initiative, highlighting LGBTQ Pride Month. This includes It Gets Better clothing and a gender neutral bathroom option in Sims Free Play, The Sims mobile app and Sims 4. This Pride content will start coming to The Sims 4 later this month. After this, the next game pack for The Sims 4 will be Realm of Magic. More info will come later this year, but the pack itself is coming this fall.