Expansion packs are huge for the Sims. The first version of the game featured 7 over about 4 years, and there were 8 released for Sims 2 over the next 5 years. And since Sims 3 has been out for a year and has only had one so far – World Adventures – it’s about due for another.
The premise of the second Sims 3 expansion, titled “Ambitions,” is that players can influence their sims’ goals. Examples given include:
- a stylist who can either exquisitely coif or hideously crop a neighbor’s hair,
- a doctor who can heal the sick or use them for horrible experiments,
- a tattoo artist who can beautify or desecrate a customer’s body, and
- a firefighter who can save a burning home or chop the interior into kindling.
In other words, looks like sims are getting alignments! So whether someone is good or evil, it will influence how their neighbors react to them and will play “an extremely important part” in how the game is played.
The expansion is planned for release in June.