The Sims 4 built up some anticipation over the last few weeks with teasing some big news that they were releasing a new expansion alongside the two smaller Moonlight Chic and Little Campers Kits. The Sims 4 community is very opinionated, and at times demanding, so the comment sections of most of the groups I follow about the title were already bracing themselves for bad news. The wait didn’t last too long, and soon we found out that The Sims 4 would be releasing the Werewolves Expansion Pack on June 16th, which was met with mostly positive comments. You can check out the trailer, along with a killer new Simlish song below. No, seriously, that song is so good!
I had the pleasure of attending a dev event earlier this week where we got an in depth peek at the Werewolves expansion, and I can tell you that I sure am excited! I have always loved the more supernatural packs in the franchise over the decades, and this one looks to be a fantastic addition!
There will be a whole new map to explore called Moonwood Mill, and the look and feel of the place is a grunge-inspired lumber mill town in the Pacific northwest. There is definite “Twilight” inspiration vibes going on, and I for one am okay with that because I enjoyed the movies, and I don’t care who knows it.
Of course no werewolf game would be complete without the moon, and The Sims 4 Werewolves revolves around it. There are new lunar cycles and phases that directly affect your werewolf Sims, and it’s not only exclusive to the Moonwood Mill map. All maps will now have moon cycles, and we’re finally getting the much requested backyard telescope. With this we were told there will be a new telescope-related death for your Sims, and I can’t wait to find out more!
The customization of the werewolves in Create-A-Sim blew me away. Those of you who are artsy types will LOVE the addition of being able to draw on the fur, and you can also fully customize the color, add stamps, and much more. You can link or unlink the look between your Sim and werewolf to keep things looking more streamlined between the two forms. It was a really stellar addition to the creation process and ensures that everyone will have a unique looking wolf!
You can choose to be in a pack or a lone wolf, as well as having a “fated mate” which will unlock even more interactions. Challenges and friendships within the werewolf packs looked pretty interesting, and of course there is the chance to become Alpha.
Moonlight Mill is filled with lore to discover, and your werewolves can find it in several different ways, even literally “digging” around town. Yes, that is right, your werewolf can dig into the ground. I am absolutely curious how this and so much more will work in-game. We even got some teaser info on a new catchable fish called the Luna Fish!
I left the dev spotlight event more excited than ever, and cannot wait to play! The Sims 4: Werewolves launches on June 16th, and you can find out more here. Stay tuned for more coverage and the full review, coming soon!
Holly Hudspeth is a best-selling author living in Fort Worth, Texas. She has six published novels to date; The Skyy Huntington Series, which is an epic dark fantasy adventure, and One Small Detail, a stand-alone medieval fantasy. Holly also enjoys writing fan fiction based on her avatars from games such as EverQuest, Elder Scrolls Online, and World of Warcraft. Her first major purchase at the established age of nine was the NES, and she has been gaming ever since. She enjoys fantasy games, city builders, RPGs, MMOs, SMITE, and The Sims franchise. Most nights she is in SMITE with her husband and friends, or playing ESO. When she isn't gaming, she is probably either at Disney or planning her next trip there.