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Watch the Sims 4 Game Trailer Now

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Later this year, Sims 4 is going to drop for PC. You might be wondering, fairly, why a new iteration of The Sims is justified. You’re just taking care of (or not) the same digital people, leading them through the same kind of digital lives, right? Well, not quite. Sims 4 is bringing way more to the table – specifically, personalization and personality.

The new trailer for the game is four minutes long, and yes, there’s four minutes worth of information worth listening to if you’re a Sims fan. It focuses on the new way you’ll be able to customize your Sims this time around, and the hook isn’t even that you have more choices – while there are preset features to choose from, you’ll be able to tweak them almost endlessly. Remember in Super Mario 64, when you could stretch and pinch Mario’s face on the title screen? Yeah, it’s kinda like that, but if you were then able to play the game with your messed up Mario.

After picking out presets for your Sim, you’ll be able to pinch, stretch, and alter almost anything, from head to toe. You can create exactly the kind of body type you want, or facial structure, or pretty much anything on the body (well, maybe not anything). This is big news for anyone who has ever wanted to create people they know in The Sims. This is going to be the evolution of putting a picture of that guy’s face on a dartboard. Better yet, it’s going to totally open up the sport of creating Sim versions of celebrities. So, it’ll be the evolution of celebrity worship, too.

You’ll also be able to tweak your Sims’ personalities more. You can assign a few traits from the beginning, plus an aspiration – making lots of friends, or being a Renaissance man (Sim). Depending on the traits and aspirations you select, your Sim will develop their own personality, which should vary quite a bit from Sim to Sim and player to player.

There’s no release date set for Sims 4 just yet, but it is slated for the second half of this year. Until then, keep watch for more trailers, including one that should talk more about home building.