The Sims 4: Snowy Escape

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The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
TS4 EP10 Snowy Escape Cover.png
Box art for The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
Development
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) November 13, 2020
Technical information
Platform(s) Windows, macOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Mode(s) Single-player
System requirements Minimum system requirements on TheSims.com
Game features
Themes Sports, Vacation, Weather
Worlds Mt. Komorebi
Shortcuts
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The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is the upcoming tenth expansion pack for The Sims 4. It was announced on October 19, 2020, and its trailer premiered the next day.[1] It is due to be released on November 13, 2020 on all platforms.

The expansion centers on the world of Mt. Komorebi, a snowy, Japanese-inspired mountainous area that features activities such as snowboarding, skiing, sledding and mountain climbing, as well as natural hot springs. Other features include the lifestyles and sentiments game mechanic and new Japanese-inspired food and architecture. The Sims 4: Seasons is not a requirement for the pack.[2] This pack features various elements of Vacation Island from The Sims: Vacation, Takemizu Village and Three Lakes from The Sims 2: Bon Voyage and Shang Simla from The Sims 3: World Adventures, as well as Mount. Fuji in The Sims Online and Melbourne in The Sims 2 for console.

Official description[edit | edit source]

Chase Your Thrills – Test your Sim’s skill and endurance with activities on the mountainside! Grab skis for a downhill ride, strap on a snowboard to shred, or bundle up on a sled with another Sim. Prefer going up? Build their rock climbing skill and challenge your Sim to reach the mountain peak during daring, sometimes dangerous, excursions.

Find Your Zen – Let your Sim’s worries float away in the natural hot springs, then unwind over hot pot around the kotatsu table or socialize while hiking through bamboo forests and snowy terrain. Bask in the serenity of mindful walks and soothing music to take control of your emotions and discover your inner zen.

Create Your Sanctuary – Whether you prefer the traditional details or modern touches of Japanese-inspired furniture and decor, you can incorporate shoji doors, windows and screens, tatami mats, and more to design a home that complements your life. Take your shoes off at the genkan entryway in the soft glow of paper lanterns overhead, or build your own rock garden outside!

Define Your Lifestyle – Unlock new personality and relationship effects with the introduction of Lifestyles and Sentiments. Lifestyles manifest in response to your Sim’s actions and habits, changing their behaviors appropriately. Similarly, shared experiences inspire Sentiments and have a lasting impact on Sims’ relationships to each other, affecting their social interactions.

New features[edit | edit source]

World and neighborhoods[edit | edit source]

The expansion features the world of Mt. Komorebi - a snowy and mountainous region with Japanese-inspired architecture. It has both residential homes and rental lots, allowing Sims to both live and vacation there.[3]

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Lifestyles and sentiments[edit | edit source]

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New additions[edit | edit source]

New Objects

New Skills

New Lot Assignment

Other New Features

  • Sledding
  • Snow
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Controversy[edit | edit source]

There has been a controversy surrounding the depiction of Japanese culture in this pack. In the reveal trailer, a Sim is shown bowing at a shrine, and another Sim is shown wearing a robe which has a design that resembles the war flag used by Japan during World War II. South Korean players have found these depictions offensive, as they relate to the colonization of Korea by Japan. Koreans were historically forced to worship Japanese shrines under Japanese rule.[4]

On October 23rd, SimGuruGraham announced that they have edited the trailer to not show the shrine worship. They have also removed the bowing interaction from the shrine and edited the design of the robe shown in the trailer.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

  • TBA

References[edit | edit source]

"The Sims" Chronology
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu
September 8, 2020
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Preceded by
The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
June 5, 2020
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