The Sims Goes Medieval in Spin-off 'Series'

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 03, 2010 9:00am PDT EA's light-hearted murder simulator franchise The Sims is receiving a medieval spin-off "series" with RPG and strategy elements, imaginatively titled The Sims Medieval.

Players will be given a medieval fantasy kingdom to play with, "controlling characters from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to Knights and Wizards, Blacksmiths and Bards" and dictating their lives from everyday chores to having kids and "epic quests."

Typical fantasy quests will be on offer, "from crafting a legendary sword to arranging a royal wedding, to protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, to finding the fountain of youth." You can also expand your kingdom by invading your neighbours, if you fancy.

"The Sims Medieval offers a new way for players to experience The Sims which we hope fans will enjoy, and it features gameplay that fans of strategy and role-playing games will find appealing such as controlling an entire kingdom and quest-based gameplay mechanics," said Scott Evans, general manager of developer The Sims Studio.

The Sims Medieval is scheduled for a spring 2011 release on PC and Mac.

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  • I am really stoked about this game, my wife is too when I told her about. I like the Sim's series because I can take a break from mass murder, blowing things up and tipping prostitutes in other games I play. I find the Sims refreshing and a relaxing addictive experience. The only thing really missing in the Sim's series was adventure and exploration. The Sim's 3 World Adventures really made a big difference in that aspect and surprised me with how much there was to see and do without having to waste your time Micro Managing your Sim's personal problems out of boredom and running out of places to go in the regular town. The Sims Medieval seals the deal for me. From the description so far, it sounds like the game will be a big change in pace and headed into a positive direction without being a recycled expansion pack with the same things thats been tried but true in the past. I'm looking forward to hearing more about the RPG and strategy elements to the game. In conclusion The Sims Medieval sounds almost like a dream come true in a way, I was really not expecting this and seems almost too good to be true.