Electronic Arts has revealed the 10th expansion pack for The Sims 4 called Snowy Escape, and fans of this highly-popular simulation game have been looking forward to its release, especially since the new announcement trailer has been recently dropped.
The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is scheduled to be released this upcoming November 13, and with it comes a ton of new options in Create a Sim, Build/Buy mode, and live mode. This expansion pack will take place in Mt. Komorebi, which is a Japanese word that depicts the feeling of light spilling out of the branches of trees.
Players have the option to either let their sim characters move to the expansion’s new world permanently or just temporarily by going on a vacation there. This is why this expansion stands out from the rest because it’s the first one that allows your Sims to either take up residence there or just visit.
For those players who have a lot of fun with the Create-a-Sim mode, purchasing this new pack will feel very rewarding because 130 new clothes and accessory items will be made available for your benefit.
These new clothing items and accessories will be perfect for your Sims to wear as they explore the new area of Mt. Komorebi. The new items will come in varying styles, from the more modern fashion trends to garments that take inspiration from traditional Japanese clothes. As such, players will surely have a lot of fun mixing and matching these clothing items.
On the other hand, the Build/Buy mode will feature brand-new architecture that has an obvious Japanese influence to them. The Sims 4: Snowy Escape expansion pack will also have new items in the Build/Buy mode, such as shoji doors, windows, and screens. Here’s a fun fact: these are items that are made out of rice paper.
In addition to that, you will find brand-new lighting options that weren’t available before like paper lanterns. As a matter of fact, Japanese maple trees will be a new addition to your Sims game as well.
With Snowy Escape, your Sims, as well as other characters, will be able to engage in new and fun winter-themed activities such as snowboarding, sledding, and skiing.
Your Sims can even sharpen their physical abilities by attempting to reach the very top of Mt. Komorebi. If you want your Sims to just relax and unwind during their vacation, you can have them follow the tranquil hiking trails or better yet, explore the relaxing hot springs that surround Mt. Komorebi.
That being said, probably the most exciting part about The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is the new mechanic being included called “Lifestyles and Sentiments.” Fans are super excited about this one because they’ve been requesting the addition of this feature for the longest time.
The new “Lifestyles and Sentiments” mechanic will add a deeper layer to your Sims’ characteristics and will change the way they interact and relate to one another. You will be given 16 different lifestyle options in Snowy Escape, and these are supposed to demonstrate the life experiences of your character.
Sentiments, on the other hand, are all about the Sims’ shared experiences and how each one reacts to the same event. Although this new element doesn’t really add lore to the game, it will definitely add a deeper layer of characterization to your characters.