News: Behold fair maiden! The Sims are going back to the middle ages!
Electronic Arts is sending The Sims back in time next Spring when they plan to release The Sims Medieval on the PC. The Sims Medieval is currently in development at The Sims Studio, the same team behind the console versions of The Sims 3.
Players will have the opportunity to control many different Hero Sims and take them on a variety of quests, including forging a legendary sword:
The Sims Medieval offers players a chance to build up a medieval kingdom, controlling characters from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to Knights and Wizards, Blacksmiths and Bards. It provides a host of storytelling possibilities in the form of quests, from crafting a legendary sword to arranging a royal wedding, to protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, to finding the fountain of youth. Every quest plays out differently depending on which Hero Sim the player is controlling.
If you've spent every Summer weekend at your local Renaissance Festival, EA wants you to know that The Sims Medieval is for you. Everything has been created with a medieval feel in mind:
Everything in The Sims Medieval is crafted to create an immersive medieval world, from the quest-based gameplay, to the medieval objects such as swords and stocks and thrones, right down to the warm look of the characters, and the painterly approach to the world itself. Players can choose to customize every new Hero that comes to the kingdom, including selecting their traits and their fatal flaw. Players get close to their characters, not only sending them on epic quests, but also making sure they carry out their daily responsibilities such as healing the sick, trading for exotic goods, or forging armor. From having a baby to competing in a royal tournament, what happens to their Sims is up to the player. The time of romance and chivalry is back with The Sims Medieval.
We'll have more soon.