The Sims 3 Finally Gets Pets

Recently released was an expansion that I reckon was some kind of experiment, Generations didn’t even make sense, who asked if they could include doing silly American style pranks like leaving flaming bags of dog poop on peoples doorsteps? Sorry to be a bit over cynical about it, but I think I’ll wait until it’s dropped down to a worthy price before purchasing.
In more exciting news and more to what people were actually anticipating, The Sims 3 Pets has been announced as an expansion to the PC version, but will also be released as a standalone game for the 3DS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The Sims 3 Pets comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS and PC/Mac this holiday season! For the first time in franchise history, players will be able to take full control of their pet and play out their life story. They’ll also be able to determine their pets’ personality traits to create their perfect pet for their Sims. The Sims 3 Pets allows players to add a new member to their household to control and find new ways to play with life!

As a new standalone game, The Sims 3 Pets for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 adds a new level of fun and fulfillment to Sims lives. Players take direct control of their pets as they help their Sims uncover and solve mysteries of the town.
Coming to the 3DS, The Sims 3 Pets unleashes extraordinary pets into a 3D town! They begin by choosing a Sims pet breed and then customize their look and personality traits to make them unique. New to the game, players can have up to three controllable Sims which can be all pets if they choose it! Players unleash their pets and discover what extraordinary abilities they have.
As the next expansion pack to the best selling game of 2009, The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack brings excitement and fun into your Sims’ lives with pets! New to the franchise, and exclusively on the PC/Mac, players have the opportunity to adopt horses! Players will not only determine how their pets look, but they’ll also be able to give them unique personalities traits as well!

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Key Features
Fully controllable pets just like your Sims. Pets are playable, so you can direct your Sim’s pet to hunt, climb, dig and more. Who knows what kind of mischief they might get into!
Give your pets personality traits! For the first time in The Sims franchise history, The Sims 3 Pets gives your pet traits which allow you to create truly unique animals with personalities all of their own!
New pet choices! Sims can adopt specific breeds of cats and big and small dogs on all platforms.
Sims can take their pets into Town! Take your dog to the park or bring your cat to the library.
Platform Specific Key Features
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
Embark on new adventures—Sims can explore the town, using their pets to sniff out treasures and uncover mysteries.
Voice control pets using Kinect  on XBOX 360—Players are able to use Xbox Kinect to direct their Sims and their pets using  voice commands built specifically for The Sims player in mind.
Nintendo 3DS
New Karma Powers Use the Pets and the pedometer in game to collect Play Coins. You can spend those coins making your Sims happy or wreaking havoc in their lives.
Trade your Pets with your friends! Through Nintendo StreetPass, you can trade your Sims pet with your 3DS friends.
Expanded gameplay options: New to the game, you now can have a household with up to three Sims and can even have an entire family of pets to control! You’ll also have new lots to explore including a pet park – each with its own flavor.
Create a Horse! Exclusive to the PC/Mac, Sims are now able to adopt horses along with cats, dogs, birds, lizards, rodents and snakes.

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