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Things just got weird with The Sims 4 StrangerVille Game Pack trailer which has just dropped. Something strange is afoot in StrangerVille and the government is all over it.
It’s always exciting when new The Sims 4 content is revealed and this is no exception, if not, more so than usual.
The strange antics of the SimGurus on Twitter the other day had Sims fans the world over both baffled and intrigued.
SimGurus took to the Social Media site to post strange images:
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The images were accompanied by various cryptic, eerie and rather strange messages such as:
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This led to rampant speculation as to what the Tweets could be referring to, but one theme ran through all threads, and was kind of confirmed yesterday with the release of a new trailer.
Simmers were speculating that the Tweets were referring to a new expansion pack of game pack based around aliens, a virus and set in Strange Town, a playable map from The Sims 2, with an alien conspiracy theme and story centered around it.
As it turns out, most Simmer were almost right on the money.
Check out the amazing The Sims 4 StrangerVille official trailer here:
The trailer for StrangerVille certainly seems like one of the most impressive yet and it’s obvious a lot of work has gone into creating it, in order to show us just what the heck is happening in the town.
If the trailer is anything to go by, then the main theme of StrangerVille is that an ominous presence is affecting Sims in dramatic ways. Whether this preternatural, supernatural or entirely alien, remains to be seen.
However, if one thing is clear, is that whatever is happening is attracting the interest of military personnel, covert government operatives and conspiracy theorists alike; everyone just wants to know what is happening.
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Some scenes in the trailer appear to indicate that something may have landed in StrangerVille, be it meteor, alien artifact or something more exotic.
It is difficult to say whether finding this artifact will play out in a career related mission or fee form play, but the trailer seems to indicate that it can be found using what looks like radiation equipment and that it may be dangerous.
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One thing I noticed in the artifact image is that there appear to be some sort of toxic waste drums in the area, which is further confirmed by this screenshot:
However, given the graphic labeling on the barrels, it is also possible that this is some kind of super “weed killer”, for lack of a better term, and the military Sim in this image appears to be fighting something. Perhaps the artifact is sentient and grows in to some monstrous alien plant. Whatever it is, it appears to be dangerous, as seen in the image of the HazMat suit investigator.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing parts of the trailer is towards the end where we see what looks like a secret facility or lab. This really has me excited.
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The facility is accessed via a keypad code entry and seems to go underground, and dare I say? There’s something down there.
One thing I love about Sims trailers is that there is usually a lot more to see than initially noticed.
For example, from various Sims seen throughout the trailer, it is clear that at least military clothing will be coming with this game pack, if not a military career, which to say the least would be awesome.
EDIT: The Military career has been confirmed by SimGurus.
One new item that appears to have been added to the game is a martial arts trainer, something I have wanted back in The Sims 4 since it’s first appearance in The Sims 3: World Adventures:
This makes sense if there is to be military personnel in the pack, as they will need to be fit and be able to fight/defend themselves.
This is just a quick and obvious observation. There are people out there far better than me who can spot the smallest details in trailer breakdowns.
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This looks like it’s going to be an amazing addition to The Sims 4, and almost appears like an expansion pack rather rather than a game pack.
A new military career sounds great, and a perfect addition to the game right now, although the trailer seems to suggest that there will be a lot more than just a military career added, as we have seen in the (what is probably this town’s secret lot) facility.
A Xenobiologist or Conspiracy Theorist career/game play may also be possible, as there are a lot of Sci-Fi themed objects and items in the trailer and in the recently released official images.
Given what we have seen so far; such as an ominous presence, government agents, military staff and investigators, I can’t wait to play this pack, and I am expecting all of the humorous references to The X Files, Roswell and Stranger Things, among others, to be absolutely hilarious and fun packed.
More information is available on The Sims 4 Official Website: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/news/strangerville-reveal
The Sims 4: StrangerVille is released on 26th February 2019 for PC.
Thanks for reading and have fun in The Sims 4.
Take care for now,
Michael – Editor/Owner, ChartX Games.
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