The Sims 4 Medieval DLC surprise spoiled early by EA

The Sims 4 Medieval DLC surprise spoiled early by EA
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Tom Chapman

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12th Jan 2024 15:11

Milords, miladies, and all those in between, prepare to unsheath your swords and ride into battle like you're in an episode of Game of Thrones. There are damsels in distress that need reducing, as Maxis has seemingly accidentally revealed its next The Sims 4 DLC early.

Even a whopping nine years after it released, The Sims 4 is being milked for all it's worth. Good news considering The Sims 5/Project Rene seems a long way off. The Sims 4 has kept us fed with everything from Island Living to Horse Ranch, with For Rent releasing as the 15th Expansion Pack in December 2023. 

The Sims 4 Medieval DLC leaked

In May 2023, EA dished out a fan vote that asked players to pick between a fantasy-themed Medieval Castle or a High Tech Futurism Kits, with the former storming the vote. We didn't hear anything more on the matter, and with The Sims leakers usually being pretty on it, we'd largely given up hope. 

As pointed out by SimsCommunity, an EA app might've spoiled the surprise ahead of time. There are detailed screenshots of "The Sims 4 Castle Estate Kit," alongside a ridiculous placeholder of October 15, 2099. We know EA wants The Sims to go for a long time, but not quite that long.

Leaker rechiputa has screenshots of the Castle Estate Kit, giving us some serious Beauty and the Beast vibes. Although there's no launch date, the pack will retail for £4.99 or your regional equivalent. EA Play members will get 10% off the price. 

The official description reads: "Capture the classic grandeur of a castle with The Sims 4 Castle Estate Kit. This community-voted collection features stone walls, leaded glass and everything you need to create the perfect dramatic backdrop for your next story."

We're invited to "build something grand" with gothic arches, grand staircases, and gorgeous stonework. The best bit is that you can even stick a brooding gargoyle on your new stately abode. Now that the Castle Estate Kit is out there in the wild, expect EA to bite the bullet and announce it pretty sharpish. 

It's not quite The Sims Medieval sequel we always needed

The Sims Medieval Pit Beast
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Those who consider themselves fluent in Simlish will know we've scaled the castle walls before. Back in 2011, The Sims Medieval launched as a spin-off of the main game. Unlike The Sims building houses and going on a career path, The Sims Medieval was more quest-driven.

The title was called out for its repetition, and while the bones of a great Sims game were there, it fell short. We can only imagine what a full-blown sequel would look like, and while it'll likely never happen, building castles in The Sims 4 is the next best thing. 

While the Castle Estate Kit isn't quite a full game overhaul that'll let you ride dragons (we can only hope), it reminds us why The Sims Medieval is underrated. We're expecting a few more expansions before we eventually get to load up The Sims 5, and if EA is smart, we'd get a full Medieval crossover. After all..."the North remembers."

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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