The Play Label of Electronic Arts is taking one of the biggest PC games of all time back in time. The studio announced today that The Sims Medieval is in development, a new series that invites players to engage in life simulation in the Middle Ages.
For the first time, the Will Wright created, 10-year-old franchise is going fantasy MMORPG and will allow fans to create heroes, venture on quests, build and control a kingdom, and even engage in some good old fashioned crafting.
“The Middle Ages is a time of intrigue, legend, and excitement. It offers a perfect backdrop for a brand new series from The Sims studio due to the limitless stories that can be told,” said Scott Evans, GM of The Sims Studio at EA. “The Sims Medieval offers a new way for players to experience The Sims which we hope fans will enjoy, and it features gameplay that fans of strategy and role-playing games will find appealing such as controlling an entire kingdom and quest-based gameplay mechanics.”
The Sims Medieval will allow players to control Hero Sims from all walks of life — from kings and queens to knights and wizards, blacksmiths and bards. Customization options will allow players to select their hero’s traits and fatal flaw, adding a very karma-like twist to the Medieval action.
The destiny of the kingdom rests in the players’ hands. Will players build up their kingdom through internal expansion, or perhaps look for a more imperial type of domination, expanding their rule by conquering territories? Will they take on quests in pursuit of fame, or focus on the health and wellbeing of their people? The choice is theirs! With the start of every new game, players will be able to select a new ambition for their kingdom, and embark on a new set of stories.