The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is now available in North America. The game is an expansion to The Sims Medieval, and adds new quests, characters, heroes and, of course, pirates and nobles. The game also debuts a new storyline and an additional Kingdom Ambition.
"We set out to take advantage of the great questing feature of the base game and with The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles tell an epic story complete with adventure, drama romance, a royal wedding, a courtroom scene and more," said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. "It's a kind of storytelling that you won't see in any other Sims game. On top of that we added some great new features, including treasure hunting, interrogation, and pet parrots and falcons."
The expansion introduces two new opposing factions who will vie for the player's monarchy's alliance. One of the more exciting additions to gameplay is treasure hunting, as players hunt for hidden objects that will direct them to secret rewards. Other quests include finding the fountain of youth, protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, or engaging in a forbidden love affair. The new interrogation chair can be used to persuade their enemies to spill their deepest secrets and help players move forward in their quests and Kingdom Ambition.
The other major addition are bird pets. According to the presser, "Players can own a falcon or parrot that they can use to hunt, train, feed, or even send on missions. If one finds that they are unhappy with a rival, parrots can also be sent to do some dirty work and attack the Sim for them."
The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is available for PC and Mac OS, and requires The Sims Medieval to play.