Join the long list of expansion packs for Electronic Arts’ The sims 4 is the one we haven’t seen yet: a Star wars-a theme, called Trip to Batuu. The expansion, detailed in a Gamescom trailer that aired during Thursday’s virtual showcase, is slated for September 8 and brings in a number of signature characters, items and environments from the classic franchise.
There are droids, lightsabers, and even Rey and Kylo Ren. The trailer also shows the Millennium Falcon, stormtroopers, and some of the apparent hijinks you can play. Trip to Batuu, including lightsaber duels. The pack and its choice of Batuu as the premier destination was apparently inspired by Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park.
Here’s how the press release describes it:
In The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey To Batuu, players will leave their homes to travel to the planet of Batuu where they will have to choose which faction to work with, as their Sims’ actions will lead to control of the Black Spire outpost. Sims can choose to support Rey and Vi Moradi as part of the Resistance, engage in First Order loyalty under Kylo Ren, or focus on earning credits with Hondo Ohnaka and the Villains. As The Sims embark on exciting missions, they will increase their reputation, unlock new artifacts and unique clothing, customize their own droids, and create a coveted lightsaber. After players leave Batuu and return home, they can even bring back some of these items, like their lightsaber, to enjoy with other Sims they’ve already created.
“With The sims, we’ve always strived to create content that pushes gamers’ imaginations beyond their limits to tell fun and unique stories in-game, and with The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey To Batuu, they can take their Sims on an adventure to the far reaches of the galaxy, ”said Lyndsay Pearson, executive producer of The sims, said in a statement. “We are so big Star wars fans, and set out to create an authentic and immersive Star wars experience for gamers that also embodies self-expression and deep storytelling possibilities with The sims. »
The sims has also evolved over time with each new expansion, giving players plenty of new stuff to experience, build, and design. And as long as there has been Star wars cosmetics and other links in the past, The sims never had anything on the scale of a full expansion pack before. Thanks to developer Maxis belonging to Star wars EA video game licensee, Trip to Batuu is a partnership that seems to have been a long time coming.