The Sims™ 3 Community Blog
: October 2011
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Limited Edition Pet Store

We want The Sims 3 Pets launch to be a celebrated event for our entire community, and a fantastic part of that will be the Limited Edition. When the game releases, the Limited Edition will be sold at the exact same price as the standard version for anyone who pre-ordered the game from a participating retailer ! This package was great fun for the team to brainstorm as we tossed out a variety of ways we could reward our fans with a special thank-you. Ultimately we settled on creating the Pet Store, a brand new venue, filled with unique objects and ready to be placed into the world of your choice. Of course, one of the great things about The Sims is the level of customization, and we know many of you will design and build really cool customized Pet Stores, and you\u2019ll be able to share them with other Limited Edition owners on The Sims 3 Exchange.

We\u2019re thrilled about how the Pet Store really complements the gameplay in The Sims 3 Pets. It\u2019s a great place for Sims to visit, socialize, and shop \u2013 allowing players to let the Sims be the center of attention when it comes to providing for their lovable pets. At the Pet Store, you\u2019ll be able to purchase a variety of exclusive Limited Edition objects. As your Sim strolls to the counter, you\u2019ll find a variety of useful supplies and special toys to enrich your pets\u2019 lives, all free to players with the Limited Edition. We can\u2019t wait to see how you work them into your games!

A Brand New Open World

We\u2019re very excited to bring back a feature our players love and continue to ask for \u2013 a brand new world for their Sims to live and play in! We wanted a world that complemented the new ability to control pets. A neighborhood that made sense for Sims to live in, and provided a lot of excitement when seen through the eyes of a cat, dog, or horse. Horses are big creatures, and they give Sims a new way to explore every hidden nook and cranny of the countryside! Imagine your Sim living on an expansive ranch in the flood plains, scattering hay on the barn floor and then looking up to see a herd of wild horses cresting the ridge in the distance. These are the types of cool moments we set out to create. Whether you\u2019re hunting as a cat or digging for buried treasure as a dog, you\u2019ll come across many of these great moments!

For the first time since the launch of The Sims 3, we\u2019ve created completely new buildings to give this town a look and feel all its own. What was once a sleepy ranching community turned into a bustling hub of activity as city slickers arrived with their money and a taste for country  living. The clash between old and new is clear, with some old hands clinging to the life they knew, alongside dot-com millionaires who think if they throw enough money around, they\u2019ll eventually breed the best horses in town. Appaloosa Plains is the perfect place for Sims and their four-legged companions to settle down and live out their lives.

06:34 PM
Posted by: The_PopTart