The Sims visiting Medieval times next spring

EA to launch spin-off series with The Sims Medieval on PC and Mac; entry adds Hero Sims and lets players control kings and queens, blacksmiths and bards.

The virtual denizens of EA's life simulation series The Sims have no doubt suffered midlife crises. However, they're about to endure a Middle Age crisis. EA today announced that a new entry in the series, The Sims Medieval, will arrive for the PC and Mac in spring 2011.

The Sims travel through time next year.

The title, the first in a series, will have players create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and play every "Hero Sim" character in the game. Additionally, The Sims Medieval gives players the chance to control persons from all walks of life including kings, queens, knights, wizards, blacksmiths, and bards.

The game's quests will include of an array of tasks, including crafting a legendary sword, arranging a royal wedding, protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, and finding the fountain of youth. Additionally, EA promises quests will play out differently depending on which Hero Sim is in action.

As is expected of the franchise, The Sims Medieval will feature a plethora of customization and moral options. Players can erect and expand their kingdoms either by internal growth or outward imperial domination. Additionally, players can choose to embark upon quests for personal fame or for the well-being of their constituents and can personalize their characters' physical appearance, intangible traits, and fatal flaws.

The Sims Medieval is currently in development at Electronic Arts' The Sims Studio.

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Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

wait why did axelx666 get defamed for expressing his opinion in a civilised, yet perhaps loud, manner?

axelx666
axelx666

I LIKED THE OLD SIMS 2 ENGINE I HATE THIS NEW ENGINE THEY'RE USING!.. sorry for yelling but i wanted to make a point..i was hoping it would be like the sims 2 not the sims 3 (which half of the hardcore fans know was a big dissapointment) but will wright musta lost his mind switching to this new crappy engine..the sims is nothing like it was back then..honestly im hoping this will be a big flop or get cancelled..SORRY BUT i've lost all respect for the sims after playing sims 3..srry agn.(and i know we have to move forward and times change i understand completely but this is crazy it's supposed to be a simulation of life NOT PAST LIFE. honestly im crying right now over what's become of our beloved sims series. besides didn't age of empires and civilzation already do this??) thumbs up if you agree with me.:) thumbs down if you think im crazy :(

JFH_PSfanboy
JFH_PSfanboy

This is absolutely rediculous... but then again, everthing in life is absolutely weird.

LXIndustries
LXIndustries

I must say I don't have a GREAT feeling about this game. But it could still be fun I guess.

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

I don't even know what to think about this :|

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I have no idea where The Sims is going at this point.

_AxisofEvil_
_AxisofEvil_

this has some opportunity to do something really great with these era games. or would you rather have another castaway game LOL i kid i kid. heres hoping that EA threw money away on the right game :P

Owner34
Owner34

I wish you could just play as a pesant and build a hovel out of mud.

JeffreyCor
JeffreyCor

I keep hoping this is some bad joke...

Andreas133
Andreas133

So, EA is ripping off The Guild series now... good work.

wahyudil
wahyudil

hmmmm .... I prefer it to be more like Warband ...

MasterOfSprites
MasterOfSprites

I hope we aren't forced on a boring campaign to play all of your quests and we can still create a character and move on up in a free play mode.

lucky711t
lucky711t

This looks really good! For anyone wondering, EA said "The Sims will soon travel through time." It is known that The Sims Medieval will not be the only Sims game set in a new era. They said "Get ready to take your Sims through time and space." So get ready for lots of these 'era' Sims games! Can't wait!!! :D

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

so a sort of sims meets dragonage with no bioware story input its and ineresting idea have to keep an eye on this

lonewolf1196
lonewolf1196

@mega_loser on the flip side sims is also about experamenting with things in a wacky goofy world and this definetly opens up some fun options but mabey it would be best as a expansion

SunOfAtom
SunOfAtom

This sounds good - executions in the town square, anyone?

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

My ten year old daughter is going to love this! 8) I'm still holding out however, maybe until I have grandchildren, for Sim City 5. Gelugon_baat Posted [Q]...If there is one thing EA is really good at, it's making me feel dreadful, yet tantalized at the same time[\Q] Yeah, I was thinking Spore also!! :P Oh and a Spore/RPG hybrid?? :o

WreckEm711
WreckEm711

If they put in as much effort as they have into the Sims 3, this will be the first sims gave I buy since the original :)

Col-Neil
Col-Neil

i can see it now Sims World War 2

wis3boi
wis3boi

looks like a spoof on Sims Making Magic in a way.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

a bold move from maxis: the sims may be so popular because you do things in the game that you hear about or do in real life or want to, so almost anyone (casual gamers) can relate to a sim, but what about a medieval sim, I wonder.

cyanidebakesale
cyanidebakesale

A cross between the sims and civilization, I wonder if you have to defend your kingdom from invaders. The problem with the sims3 was there was no meaningful change from its predecessor. *sigh* I promised myself no more ea, activision or ubisoft

-Artemis-
-Artemis-

This sounds cool... I'm waiting for a future/space Sims though... lol

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

Sounds like a combo of the Sims and a strategic kingdom simulator... could be great if it isn't as easy and as dull as Spore...

kikitube
kikitube

I agree with kael_159. I'm not sure if this a good idea.

FunRat
FunRat

This could be good... I am not really sure though... I'll have to see a review

kael_159
kael_159

humm... I'm not sure about this... but... It IS a good idea right? Guess we'll have to wait...

Flex1
Flex1

very very interesting

FarmFreshDX
FarmFreshDX

At first, I facepalmed. Reading on, however, I realized how this could actually be a fun game. Go figure.

Scottopia
Scottopia

This looks pretty sweet, and I'm glad they're going with something different this time. Beats another vacation-type expansion pack. This might bring me back to the Sims.

Dan21278
Dan21278

I don't know what some of the people on here are talking about but I love the Sims. I like how they always think of a new approach and how they always add on to the games. I like all the expansions (some of them i didn't get though lol) I'm picking up the sims 3 for my 360 4sure and if this comes on consoles hopefully I'll get that to. Hopefully. I'm just the kind of guy who has not gotten board of the Sims yet.

Azghouls
Azghouls

I never played any SIMs games as I'm not a fan playing a game that I can relate to in real life...however medieval...now that's cool!

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@PcGamingRig `cause I don`t have a powerful PC, and `cause I`m a console gamer, and `cause I`m hungry, and `cause I... ah whatever! lol

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

@GunBladeHero How is that bad....? :P

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Well this is intresting. If this does well, they may do other ages too.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

This sounds stupid just like any thing EA does

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

The bad thing about this game is that... it probably won`t come to consoles. Unfortunately.

ithilgore2006
ithilgore2006

Well it's the highest selling PC game series of all time, so I think plenty of people play it, "seriousplayer_d".

seriousplayer_d
seriousplayer_d

Serious, who plays 'the Sims'? I've once played it and it was soooooooo booooooooooring.

Detroit222
Detroit222

A pity they're not doing a hand-held version. This would work great on the DS

skemaal
skemaal

Hmmm....this could be interesting. Will definitly keep on eye on this one.

Daian
Daian

They'd better make a campaign mode 'cause i achieved my life goal (career top or whatever ) in like 3 days in every game. That's why i only play them on someone else's PC, no point in buying a game if i get bored in 3 days. This actually has potential,just like j0abell said ,anything is better than modern suburbia.I hope they use this to it's full potential and not make it silly and childish. It's about time they use the Sims AI and tool set to create a world other than one where pretending to buy a new fridge is (supposedly) exciting :|.

BK-Sleeper
BK-Sleeper

Looks like Sims 3 with a medieval skin. I have a feeling they're going to screw this up.