The Sims 3 getting 'Hidden Springs' DLC on August 25

EA is releasing new "Hidden Springs" downloadable content for The Sims this fall, which revitalizes your Sims to keep them healthy and young. However, its also exclusive to the Sims 3 Store, which means we'll probably see the game pulled from Steam.

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Are you sick of your Sims getting old and haggard? It's so much more fun to keep them young and spry to suffer in your elaborate domestic death traps! Today, EA announced the "Hidden Springs" downloadable content for The Sims 3, which promises to revitalize your Sims with a combination of health spa techniques and literal magic. Why, after the pack releases on August 25, your fit and trim Sim should be able to swim in his ladder-less pool for hours before succumbing to his grisly fate.

Attractions include several spas and magical attractions, along with the "Museum of Magic and Supernatural" -- no, we didn't make a mistake, that's the real name. Redwood Heights Luxury Lodge brings you all the pleasure of snooty get-togethers with the upper crust. Your Sims can also go to the Crystal Solarium Rejuvenating Waters and the Zephyr Health Spa to get young and healthy. Plus, you can make a trip to Fairyfolk Park, which will be awfully misleading if there are no fairies. The press release also hints at a "mystery" underneath Hidden Springs that explains the town's magical properties.

The Hidden Springs content will only be available through the Sims 3 store using SimPoints. That means that if you want to buy Sims 3 through Steam, you should probably grab it while you still can. Several other Sims packs are available through Steam currently, but history has shown that once EA puts up a piece of DLC that's available exclusively through its own storefront, the game gets pulled from Valve's store. Don't be surprised if The Sims 3 disappears on August 25.

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    August 4, 2011 1:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Sims 3 getting 'Hidden Springs' DLC on August 25.

    EA is releasing new "Hidden Springs" downloadable content for The Sims this fall, which revitalizes your Sims to keep them healthy and young. However, its also exclusive to the Sims 3 Store, which means we'll probably see the game pulled from Steam.

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      August 4, 2011 1:34 PM

      my understanding is that CD keys for the steam version will transfer to Origin. hopefully that's the case

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        August 5, 2011 12:21 AM

        it should be, i havn't had an issue yet, however since you already own Sims 3 on steam no need to worry, it will still be there :)

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      August 4, 2011 3:09 PM

      i cant see how this will effect sims 3 on steam lots of sims 3 dlc is only available through the the sims 3 store such as barnacle bay and literly hundreds of in game items steam hasn't done anything yet. this was the case when it was put on steam and still is

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      August 4, 2011 3:42 PM

      There have already been a few DLC's available only from the Sims 3 store with SimPoints. It hasn't affected its' presence on Steam at all.

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      August 4, 2011 4:18 PM

      I'm betting it doesn't, else the removal from Steam would've already happened.

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      August 5, 2011 7:41 AM

      You can turn aging off in the options menu....