Electronic Arts and Maxis announced that The Sims 4 Snowy Escape is coming to PC and Mac via Origin and Steam, and to Xbox One and PlayStation4 systems on 13 November. The 10th expansion pack introduces Mt. Komorebi, a new location for Sims looking for a getaway from their everyday lives or a new dream home. The Japanese-inspired world offers a variety of activities for Sims to enjoy, from unwinding in the mountain’s onsen bathhouse, meditating on mindful walks or testing their limits with exciting, and sometimes dangerous sports activities like skiing, snowboarding and rock climbing.
“The Sims team is constantly exploring new ways Simmers can play with life, and The Sims 4 Snowy Escape will offer them the freedom to choose their own adventures in the new world of Mt. Komorebi. Whether Sims want to hit the slopes and go on daring excursions on the mountain, prefer to unwind with scenic hikes and indulge in a day of relaxation, or even build their new dream home, this expansion pack provides something for everyone to enjoy,” said The Sims 4 Snowy Escape producer Graham Nardone.
The first world in The Sims 4 will introduce both residential homes and rental lots for vacationers. Mt. Komorebi offers three new primary neighborhoods for Sims to take their dream vacation or make the winter locale their home. Players can look forward to more than 130 new Create a Sim items to create various looks to keep their Sims warm and stylish including winter activity wear and both modern everyday and traditional Japanese-inspired fashion. In addition, the expansion pack offers traditional and modern furniture options for players to design their sanctuary, with unique architectural styles and pieces including shoji doors, windows and screens, tatami mats and paper lanterns. Players can also add extra touches to create their very own oasis, like koi for decorative fountains and a rock garden under the shade of Japanese maple trees.
Sims will discover snow fun for everyone on Mt. Komorebi, including a multitude of winter sports, where they can tear up the snowy slopes with skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. The bravest of Sims can build up their rock climbing skills to conquer the daring and treacherous climb to reach Mt. Komorebi’s peak. Those who prefer to take a more laid back approach can enjoy relaxing hiking trails with beautiful, scenic views of the mountain and bamboo forests, soak their problems away in the natural hot springs, or indulge in new foods and drinks including tasty hot pot around the kotatsu table.
The Sims 4 Snowy Escape also introduces lifestyles and sentiments features, for Sims’ personalities and relationships. 16 Lifestyles will manifest in response to a Sim’s actions and habits, changing their behaviors significantly more than Create Sim traits as they reflect a Sim’s lived experiences. Sentiments represent how two Sims can feel differently about the outcome of shared experience and have a lasting impact on Sims’ relationships with each other, affecting their social interactions.
The Sims 4 Snowy Escape expansion pack is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be available for $39.99.