Today EA announced that the next iteration of it’s popular series The Sims will take place in medieval times. Dubbed The Sims Medieval, the new title hopes to integrate RPG and strategy elements into their dollhouse simulator.
According to Scott Evans, general manager of developer The Sims Studio, “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.”
So far, we know that quests will run the gamut “from crafting a legendary sword to arranging a royal wedding, to protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, to finding the fountain of youth.”
Sounds pretty interesting, if you ask me. I’ve always enjoyed The Sims series, albeit in short amounts. I never really stick with it because I get bored without clearly defined objectives. Hopefully these quests and the RPG/strategy elements will offer me something that keeps me coming back for more.
What do you guys think? Will this merger between dollhouse and RPG/strategy prove fruitful? Does The Sims Medieval pique your interest? If so, mark spring 2011 on your calendar. That’s when the game hits stores.