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Re: New Game Play Trailer
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2019, 12:56:00 PM »
I've placed a link to the YouTube trailer in the first post  :)

StangerVille Available Mac and PC Feb26th


Blog/Comic
https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/strangerville-comic/part-1


StrangerVille:

Start your investigation and solve the mystery of a desert town that holds a deep, dark secret in The Sims™ 4 StrangerVille.* In this ominous town, Sims are acting strange for unknown reasons. Is there a conspiracy? Will this seemingly odd force possess your Sim? Uncover the story of the secret lab where Sims will encounter strange plants and interact with peculiar devices. Can you solve the mystery?

KEY FEATURES:

A Different World – Explore StrangerVille, a rural desert town shrouded in secrecy. Encounter weird weather, creepy townies, dangerous plants, odd collectibles, and more.

Unravel the Story – Immerse your Sim in unique and mysterious events. Unmarked vans appear in neighborhoods, government agents use secret listening devices, and scanners are key in detecting the unusual.

Crack the Code – Have your Sims investigate using their Military training, searching for clues to solve a mystery that lies within the secret lab.

Suit Up Your Sim – Get Sims in the mystery-solving mood by gearing them up in desert-inspired clothing and military fatigues, or prepare them for the end with conspiracy-themed clothes, secret agent attire, and a hazmat suit.

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2019, 01:15:57 PM »
Now I know what my birthday present will be. LOL It will be a few days late, but I will have it.



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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2019, 01:33:58 PM »
ALIENS. Lol. I'm so excited for this.

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2019, 01:45:25 PM »
Another blog post: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/news/strangerville-reveal?utm_campaign=sims4_hd_ww_ic_soco_twt_strangerville-reveal-article-tw&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cid=56727&ts=1550685727314



It’s a quiet desert town.

Library.

Watering hole.

Quirky locals.

Military personnel?

Uh. . . conspiracy theories?

A secret lab?!

You know, typical.

Welcome to StrangerVille, where townspeople are acting bizarre for unknown reasons. There’s a deep, dark secret afoot, and your Sim can solve the mystery in The Sims™ 4 StrangerVille!* On February 26, 2019, the strangeness will be released on PC and Mac.

Suit Up
Your Sim will meet many locals and search for clues. But, before they do, you can outfit them in StrangerVille-style clothes! Will it be the bomber jacket and distressed jeans? A prairie-style dress? Or, the super-serious lab coat? Get your Sim prepared in any way you like.

 

Head Out
Okay, you’ve got your gear. So, where do you head off to? You could get to know locals (and secrets) at the watering hole. Even visit the library to meet scientists who may or may not know important information. But, your Sim can’t be in two places at once. So, you may have to rely on some “equipment” to gather more information.

 

Follow the Clues

When it starts getting really weird out there, DON’T PANIC! EVEN THOUGH THIS PART IS ALL IN CAPS! Strange weather, odd behavior, and things that glow? Sheesh. The mystery just keeps unfolding. But you just may be one step closer to solving the puzzle.
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2019, 02:41:02 PM »
I wonder if there will be an alien revamp with this. I hope so. Or better yet, a new life state. Either way I am excited. I love wierd alien items in sims. And new dangerous plants sound fun.

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2019, 02:55:21 PM »
hmmm now they just need a Sims version of D&D, a boy who goes missing, psychic powers, a girl who dies (and is immediately forgotten), seance skill and a whole lot of 80's references in it.

*Stranger Things* cough cough cough

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2019, 05:48:57 PM »
Hmm, looks like a Disney-esque version of a zombie curse. And martial arts is returning. Funny, a few months ago, I posted on the official forum about how awesome it would be if martial arts returned and it got backed up by others. Hehe, looks like we got our wish :P

Regardless of my feelings on TS4 for the time being, I will be getting this expansion pack as well. I'm a collector of Sims things...what can I say? And because I need to have Don do martial arts.
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Ways to Opt Out of Strangeness/World Details
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2019, 08:18:50 PM »
As confirmed by Sim Guru Houts:

StrangerVille is not a vacation world. Your Sims can live there and immerse themselves in the strangeness. Also, there are ways to opt-out of the strange stuff going on in case you want it to be more of a "normal" place to live.

In fact, I highly recommend moving in to get the full experience. Don't go crazy with what you imagine this might be, but there are some cool details that you'll get if you actually live there.
https://twitter.com/SimGuruHouts/status/1098340968485404672

When you start a new game, the story is very minimal until you decide to start digging into it. If you want to completely remove all story elements from your world, you'll have to play through the story first. We don't want to force the story/weirdness on you.
https://twitter.com/SimGuruHouts/status/1098400306411360262

The story is fully contained within StrangerVille**. Finding out how to start the story is part of the fun! (**My words: just to be clear,when SimGuruHolts says the story is fully contained, this means the strangeness will not spread out of StrangerVille)
https://twitter.com/SimGuruHouts/status/1098434511581278208
https://twitter.com/SimGuruHouts/status/1098337358175301632

The New World is 11 editable residential lots spread over two neighborhoods, but we don't know their sizes yet.
There is one special lot that we can not edit. (It is visible from the map.)
https://twitter.com/SimGuruHouts/status/1098398682485993472
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2019, 08:24:31 PM »
There will be a gameplay trailer that drops on launch day (the 26th). There will not be a deep dive livestream but devs will be doing a short intro to the pack on Monday the 25th at 11 AM PT.

I'll post relevant links as I get them in the first post

Confirmed by SimGuruKate

Also Game Changers embargo lifts at 8 AM PT on Sunday, Feb. 24th so you can start looking for more news, videos and general information from them then.
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2019, 08:35:28 PM »
I was happy when I thought this would just be something like a modified vacation 'hood. I'm thrilled our Sims can live there. My only concern is that infected townies will show up in other worlds. I want the weird, but I want it contained!

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2019, 08:39:24 PM »
@reggikko  there is a way to contain the strangeness, just don't know any details yet. (click)
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Military Career
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2019, 08:55:57 PM »
The new Military Career is fully playable like the gardening career that Seasons brought us.

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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2019, 09:20:44 PM »
Just in case anyone was wondering... SimGuruKate has confirmed that cars are NOT part of StrangeVille
https://twitter.com/SimGuruKate/status/1098399945072226304
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Re: Announcing StrangerVille Game Pack
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2019, 10:15:37 PM »
Thanks for the updates @Playalot. They really didn't give a lot of notice on this one.