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The Sims 3 Pets: overview of the features announced so far PDF Print
Written by CriCri Sunday, 05 June 2011 13:00
ts3_ep5_render_06The past days have been very confusing, with a lot of events like the release of The Sims 3 Generations and the announcement of The Sims 3 Pets. We believe it's time to put things in the right order, so here we are. Thanks to SimsVip for this idea and for helping us with this task on Twitter!

Pets!

Several kind of pets will be available:
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses (only for PC/MAC)
  • Turtles
  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • Birds
Actually, we don't know anything about the last four animals listed. We don't know if we can take control of them, but on Pets' promo site, there is this statement: "Build a collection of lizards, turtles, snakes and birds"

Breeds
100+ breeds will be available (or so says IGN.com about the Xbox version).
The limited edition for Xbox and PlayStation3 will have 10 bonus breeds, among which the skunk cat and the tiger dog.

phoca_thumb_l_ts3_pets_xbox_createpet_02Animals will be completely playable, and just like any normal Sim will have:
  • traits
  • moodlets
  • opportunities
  • jobs (this is optional. IGN.com reports the police dog or the spectral inspector, for cats who love the graveyard)
  • you can choose the "voice" of your pet in the Create-a-Pet screen
  • pets can woohoo!

phoca_thumb_l_ts3_ep5_render_05Interactions

  • Cuddles
  • Dogs have the fetch-a-date interactions, for any lonely-hearted Sim of the family
  • Pets can help Sims solving mysteries and finding relics (Xbox and PS3 only)
  • Playful pets can jump on the furniture
  • Pets can go hunting
  • Pets can find collectibles
  • Horses can race and jump hurdles (PC/Mac only)
  • Pets can dig
  • Pets can fight
  • Horses can be used as a mean of transport (PC/Mac only)
  • You can tame a wild horse 
  • And much more!

Lots and neighborhood

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New lots
  • Riding school (PC/MAC)
  • Dog park
  • Cat jungle
  • Pet shop: the PC/Mac limited edition adds a new community lot: the pet shop. You can use this new place or build your own by placing the new cash register. If you want to share you pet shop with those who don't have the limited edition, it will be converted to a normal community lot, without the bonus items. The pet shop is not a rabbithole.
New neighborhood: although it hasn't been confirmed or denied, the official press release states: "Each platform brings a new world for players to explore from". Actually, if you read the whole statement and not just the first part, you may guess (as we do) that the "new world" refers to a new world of interactions to explore, not a new town.

Misc.

  • You can share your pets on the Exchange
  • There will be a new trait for Sims: Allergic to fur, for those who don't like pets.
  • The limited edition of The Sims 3 Pets will be available for those who preorder the game or purchase it on the release day. The price will be the same of the normal version.
  • The Xbox version is Kinect-integrated.
  • On Nintendo 3DS, the more you walk, the more Karma Powers you get, thanks to the step counter. You can also give a pet to another 3DS player thanks to Nintendo 3DS StreetPass.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 09:52