Star Wars has had a major presence in video games for decades, but the franchise is expanding to somewhere it’s never gone before this September: The Sims 4. During Gamescom Opening Night Live, EA announced The Sims 4 is getting a Star Wars expansion, Journey to Batuu, and it’s now available to pre-order as a bundle for PS4 and Xbox One at Amazon. The Sims 4 Star Wars bundle gets you the base game and the new Star Wars expansion for $40, so it’s a great intro to The Sims 4 if you’ve never picked up the game. If you already have the base game, you’ll be able to download the expansion on its own for $20 when it releases September 8.
The expansion takes your Sims to the Black Spire Outpost on the world of Batuu, which is occupied by both the Resistance and the First Order. Your Sim will have to choose which side to align themselves with, and as you complete missions, you’ll earn reputation points with the faction you’ve associated yourself with, which in turn affects how the locals react to them.
In Journey to Batuu, you’ll also collect parts to assemble your perfect lightsaber, with different hilt and kyber crystal options available at Savi’s Workshop, and you can earn rare pieces by completing missions. Your Sim can also purchase droids by collecting scrap metal around Batuu–once assembled, you can name your doid and it’ll follow you around, help you out on missions by searching crates or distracting foes, and even return home with you after your Sim leaves Batuu. Besides keeping your droids, you’ll also receive a bunch of Star Wars-themed updates in decor, home design, and recipes once you return to the normal Sims world.
The Sims 4 Star Wars expansion: Journey To Bautu Official Trailer | Gamescom 2020
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The Star Wars expansion for The Sims 4 is only the latest video game venture announced for the popular franchise. Space shooter Star Wars: Squadrons releases October 2, while Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is slated for Spring 2021.
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