The new Sims 4 expansion pack, Snowy Escape, will be released on 13 November 2020. The trailer was released on Tuesday, giving players a little glimpse of what to expect from the new winter wonderland world.
While the new world, Mt. Komorebi, is indeed very snowy, players do not require the Sims 4 Seasons expansion in order to play the new pack.
The Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Gameplay features
The snippets below are taken from the official description on The Sims website.
Chase your thrills
Test your Sim’s skill and endurance with activities on the mountainside! Grab skis for a downhill ride, strap on a snowboard to shred, or bundle up on a sled with another Sim. Prefer going up? Build their rock climbing skill and challenge your Sim to reach the mountain peak during daring, sometimes dangerous, excursion.
Find your zen
Let your Sim’s worries float away in the natural hot springs, then unwind over hot pot around the kotatsu table or socialize while hiking through bamboo forests and snowy terrain. Bask in the serenity of mindful walks and soothing music to take control of your emotions and discover your inner zen.
Create your sanctuary
Whether you prefer the traditional details or modern touches of Japanese-inspired furniture and decor, you can incorporate shoji doors, windows and screens, tatami mats, and more to design a home that complements your life. Take your shoes off at the genkan entryway in the soft glow of paper lanterns overhead, or build your own rock garden outside!
Define your lifestyle
Unlock new personality and relationship effects with the introduction of Lifestyles and Sentiments. Lifestyles manifest in response to your Sim’s actions and habits, changing their behaviours appropriately. Similarly, shared experiences inspire Sentiments and have a lasting impact on Sims’ relationships to each other, affecting their social interactions.
Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Residential and rental
The official blog post for the new expansion says Sims can “rent one of the vacation lots” or build their own home in the new world. It is not clear yet if this feature will be added to all other existing worlds in The Sims 4.
The world will also feature various hiking trails and, much like Seasons, Sims who explore the world will have to be dressed appropriately for the cold.
Activities in the new pack include rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding skills. There is a whole bunch of other cool stuff, too – including what appears to be cable cars. Check out the trailer for The Sims 4 Snowy Escape below, if you missed it.
There will also be a live stream to take a deep dive into the new Sims 4: Snowy Escape expansion pack. The stream will be hosted by Sim Guru Graham on 30 October.
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