The Next Expansion is Sims 3: Ambitions

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Have you ever wanted to be the firefighter who comes to your Sims’ house to put out that fire you started by making mac and cheese?

Well, here’s your chance.

The just announced new expansion for Sims 3 is called Ambitions and it promises to add a heck of a lot of content if you’re into careers.

Along with the announcement of the new expansion comes a Question and Answer with Associate Producer, Grant Rodiek.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about The Sims 3 Ambitions.

The Sims 3 Ambitions allows players to control their Sims while they are at work in a variety of new careers.
Instead of sending your Sims off to work all day, The Sims 3 Ambitions lets you pick a career like firefighting, investigator, architect, ghost hunter, stylist or doctor and then guide your Sim to make choices and succeed (or fail) every step of the way.  You can also make your Sim a tattoo artist, sculptor or inventor.

Q:  Just how popular are careers with the fans? Is this something they have been asking for?

Career gameplay is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and it’s something that our players consistently request.
We always strive to do something new that hasn’t been seen in The Sims before.  We’re especially excited about the fact that the in-depth careers really offer something for all types of players.

Storytellers will love solving mysteries as an investigator or resolving the problems of the afterlife as a ghost hunter. The “gamers” will enjoy being the hero as a firefighter and saving civilians as the doctor. The team cannot wait to see what the Builders and Sim creators make with architect and stylist careers.

There’s a lot of depth and variety here for every type of Sims player.

Q:  Exactly how does the career based gameplay work in Ambitions?

The Sims 3 Ambitions is about your Sim’s personal venture. Each career presents a unique experience.

Firefighters need to develop relationships and maintain their equipment while at the firehouse. But as soon as that alarm rings they need to get to the fire, clear rubble piles, carry out children, stop gas leaks, put out the flames, and be the hero. Your town may fall victim to small fires, huge infernos, and even earthquakes.

Stylists will be hired by neighbors to offer fashion advice and provide partial or complete makeovers.  You can choose to make Sims look really good or just terrible.

It’s a lot of power to put in the hands of our more deviant players, but the ability to give the entire town a facelift is fantastic. And profitable!

Using the tattoo chair in game (or at the local Salon) your Sims can tattoo their neighbors with both fantastic and questionable body art, for a price, of course.

The Tattoo System is an incredibly powerful new creative tool for our players. Players can apply multiple tattoos in up to five layers, scale them, change the colors, and even modify opacity. Players can also upload and share these tattoos on the exchange, giving our community yet another creative outlet.

There’s a lot of variety!

In addition to these teaser goodies Grant alluded to, of course the Sims 3 team released an “announcement trailer” as well as some screen shots.

I’m curious if this is what you thought the next expansion would include and is this something you want…is it something you’ll buy? Because at the end of the day, if you’ll buy it or not is the real question.

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  • http://twitter.com/koeniou Koeniou

    Hell yes I’m excited about this game! Its been something that I have wished for COUNTLESS times while waiting for my Sim to get home from work (well that or a magical button that said ‘fast forward until Sim gets home’ the fast forwards were never fast enough).

    I’m curious to play it to see if it will also apply to careers that are already in the game, or if it will just be for the careers that come with it. Also, what happens if you have two Sims from the same lot going to work at the same time but are a different levels on the totem pole? I wonder how that will work.

    Architect? Hell yes! And I can’t wait to see the millions of different things that come from the tattoo designer.

    Yes I’m excited, and damn straight I’m going to buy it once its available here in Australia (probably the week before the US if EA continues the trend ner ner ner).

    • Amy

      You have the distinction of being Sims 3 Gamer’s first comment! YAY!

      You get…a big virtual hug? I hope that’ll do. 😉

  • Heather

    It looks interesting! Not at all one I had in mind but I’ll definitely buy it, just like always 😀 I really hope they plan to release a Seasons for S3, too.

    • Amy

      Dude, your avatar is freakin’ hot!

  • Heather

    Oh, awesome! 😀

    And it is a distracting avatar, haha!

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