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The Sims 3 Generations – Official Trailer

I guess I can talk about it now, as the official trailer to the 4th expansion (and even the 5th expansion, The Sims 3 Unleashed) has been released!

Edit – give the video a moment to load, YouTube cut off all videos, but I fixed that :)

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106 comments

  1. says:

    Ok….wait a minute….*goes to a door on teh wall…closes and locks*
    OMG GOD THIS IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *comes out*….Very interseting…ahem…..expansion…..he…he…he
    I AM GOING TO DIE SERIOUSLY….:DDDDDD

  2. Robb says:

    Other than some new objects (with new interactions), I’m not really sure how this extends gameplay. The other XPs seemed to be more about new ways to approach the game (and great new architecture), but there isn’t much here that we couldn’t do before. Maybe it will sound better once we get more info.

  3. acee says:

    freetime seems to be like this, not much gameplay change, but they did a great job with it, I loved it more than pets, so maybe this will become underrated too…

  4. Generations looks totally dreadful…. I’m far more interested in Unleashed but really, I’m expecting disappointment there too…. :(

    The only things I really liked in this trailer were:
    – proper weddings
    – body hair
    – new car

    And that’s three things of loads of ‘cool’ features….

  5. says:

    Well, I for one am very excited about this. I could surely use a family EP plus a pets one. And weather will most like come, just not yet. I guess weather must be the most popular feature; thus, it’ll be saved for later.

    Thank you for sharing, Jud! I bet you were just itching to share it. :)

  6. What a non-descript title. Generations… makes me think Captain Kirk meets Captain Picard, so I expected phasers and relentless techno-babble. Think that’s a potential marketing fail, EA.

  7. fasterling says:

    Hey and climate to see my sims a more EA. This doing things in a manner not suitable for my part I wish the weather for my sims 3 please the seasons, weather, climate, weather, climate, weather, climate.

  8. uknortherner says:

    Incredibly underwhelming promo video there.

    Interactions that should’ve been there from the start; pranks that will get old fast and clothing that you know will be enabled for random, so every newly-spawned sim will be decked out in them in two hideous colours.

    So it’s this, and bloody pets. No weather on the horizon whatsoever. It seems that EA’s just as bored with this franchise as I’m getting to be.

  9. @Johnnyboi

    It’s probably just a library. It’s a cheap way of having people assume it is a school and get excited about that feature too….

    I know what you mean about the pranks, UKNortherner.

  10. Elliot says:

    Like how everyone is a bit of an idiot and not taking anything it to account.

    0:10 Family Photos
    0:17 Treehouses and new playground equipment
    0:32 Seemingly opened-up school
    0:35 Prams
    0:43 Proms
    0:51 Bachelor Parties/Hen Parties/Stag Parties (?)
    0:58 Actual Weddings
    1:04 Body Hair
    1:13 Family Videos

    And this is just from the trailer. It looks to be extending every life stage as well. How can people complain? A lot of these stuff I have seen thrown around, being begged for, and when they finally come people complain?

  11. Nick says:

    Spiral Staircase at 0:52!!!

    This looks pretty nice. To me, this is more like livin large or Freetime. It’s about adding more things for sims to do at home with the family than major outside gameplay changes. I think it is just what we needed! More social objects, less tasks.

  12. Karen says:

    This is AMAZING! TWO VIDEOS that i’ve been waiting for AGES has finally been released! I’m so happy that we are getting pets back they look hilarious! I cant wait for that and now Generations look’s awesome too BODY HAIR! Graduation Parties, Tree Houses, Family Albums AHHHH This is like a dream i’m in. I cant believe it

  13. Arletta says:

    So that you know, in the public interest, it seems that EA blocked off their trailers, or removed them. Not sure which. Somebody perhaps released what they shouldn’t.

  14. alex says:

    @Elliot

    It’s just that people were kinda dissapointed with the last 2-3 EP’s not even mentioning the “stuff packs”. In the trailers they say you can do so much stuff and actually there’s little you can do ingame. A few social interactions a few objects many decorations and that’s it. ! Ea is putting so little effort lately.

    1. Family Photos – Cool feature but there’s already available with the WA camera
    2. Treehouses and new playground equipment – I could care less
    3. Seemingly opened-up school – most probably that’s just a library not a school, ea have the habbit of trying to trick us with stuff already ingame in trailers.
    4. Proms – There can’t be any . They had to put something like University first in game to be able to have proms
    5. Bachelor Parties/Hen Parties/Stag Parties (I can’t see any different then the regular parties already ingame)
    6. Actual Weddings – That’s just a wedding cake
    7. Body hair – nice
    8. Family Videos – the only true original and cool thing of this EP .

    These are my conclusions from what I see in this EP!

  15. Laura says:

    Why can’t they have proms? They will just be a different type of party. I see no reason why you would need university since prom is a high school thing.

  16. Thomas says:

    This trailer reminds me SO MUCH of The Sims 2! I love it, although I don’t really understand everything, it seems to add a lot of cool activities, but some of which shouldve been in the base game! I missed the pets trailer because it was taken down but I’m much more excited for pets! Hope someone finds the pets trailer! lol

  17. bshag says:

    This ep sounds amazing. With all the really cool stuff in it I am, again hoping for slow dancing…just have to wait and see.
    For those unhappy with it already, I have a saying for you all, “you’d probably scream at being hung with a new rope too.” *sticking tongue out now*

  18. Gavin says:

    Looks interesting, but not the most exciting.
    I agree with what Alex #20 said, it’s really just what we’ve seen before, or things that are just faked.
    For some reason this EP reminds me of Family Fun Stuff Pack/ Celebration Stuff Pack. The only thing that I like is the walking stick and the pram; now that’s new

  19. Damienf519 says:


    Robb:

    Other than some new objects (with new interactions), I’m not really sure how this extends gameplay. The other XPs seemed to be more about new ways to approach the game (and great new architecture), but there isn’t much here that we couldn’t do before. Maybe it will sound better once we get more info.

    Robb,

    Well with those new objects and interactions are going to extend gameplay significantly by themselves, especially those practical jokes. Also it looks like they’re going to have more elaborate weddings, proms, children’s plays, and maybe even a university that won’t be a rabbit hole. So It looks like they’ll be expanding gameplay significantly.

  20. Xavier19 says:

    Im still hoping for a new way to die and magic or something…each game has new life state…mayb this one has witches? remember apartment life didnt show the life state in the trailer either…

  21. justme says:

    I really hope this has magic included with it. the little girl playing with a wand that doesnt look like it belong to the costume shes wearing.

    Love the spiral stairs,. strollers, slip n slide, teeter totter, the pranks, the treehouse, real wedding and grads/proms. hopefully they added the ability to take real family photos, even with WA its tough getting everyone to pose correctly.

  22. Angie says:

    ….I don’t think this is real because there is English in the game footage. “Stinkbomb” and “Prom Night”
    Text in the game is always in Simlish.

  23. JohnBigOz says:

    lol, I’m sorry Angie.. but no..

    unless there is something i’ve missed, I have not noticed a single object IN-GAME that had an english text in it. the only english was the “title” of the videos.

    Also, I don’t think there will be Family Videos.. I find them absolutely useless anyways.

    And I also doubt that they’re gonna add university too.. it’s EA Games, they don’t care about fans anymore!

  24. orangecake says:

    Overall=Not too bad….

    But EA still need to fix bugs to make it WONDEFUL….

    Plz dont repeat your mistake EA…

    BTW, anyone saw this ep’s “monsters”? I had enough with vampires….so please be no…

  25. Djd703 says:

    @Alex
    Dont be such a downer! There is a lot of stuff that is different in here. Dont you want to throw eggs at that mean old ladies house? The slip n slide looks pwnage. C’mon….

  26. Uh says:

    Wow, it’s cool trailer, but I think this is trick and not everything will be like that. But I excited becouse there are some cool stuffs. I got all EP’s but there wasn’t stuffs for families, legacy and play with family was boring. So this EP make family life more interesting and now we can play normal game 😀 Sorry for bad english.

  27. fluttereyes says:

    Well if they'[re having stag nights (bachelor parties) then they just better have hen nights, lol.

    The pets one is very interesting and I’ve watched it a few times. I know it’s easy enough to lay one video over another, like having a Sim from the waist up and someone sitting on a horse fro another game for the bottom. I hope it’s true though. Not so sure about deer wandering the streets, I hope they at least have the sense to only generate them near clusters of trees.

    I’m looking forward the the Unleashed one, if it is true, a little more than the generations one. Though I’ve been begging for a baby buggy (stroller) since Sims 2, so if we get that I’ll buy it. Sasha on my site hopes it isn’t just a deco item, grrr!!! I hope not too.

  28. Starrfoxx says:

    It looks interesting. I hope it brings back “dating” like Sims 2 Nightlife. It would fit perfectly in the theme of this expansion. If this winds up being a combination of University, Nightlife, Freetime, Livin’ Large, Apartments, and Makin’ Magic…. then we could have ourselves an awesome EP here.

  29. v says:

    is this Real? if it is when is release? i love everything about it , the video camera, tree house, the body hair, i hope the stoller is usefull not decor, the diferent pictures frame,the pranks , the wedding arch, it looks good to me, it will always be people unhappy. who cares i am happy , can”t wait , now why is pet trailer out ? it is kind of soon. isn’t it? but i cant wait for that one too

  30. leafmealone says:

    ^ sorry, accidentally pressed submit before I could finish xD

    This EP is just what the game needs – more stuff for children, teens and adults to do BESIDES working or going to community lots. Home life was unfortunately neglected in the base game, so hopefully this EP will fix that.

    From what I see, there will be spiral staircases again!

  31. Christi says:

    @ 0.52 seconds you’ll see there are spiral stair cases.. YEAH!!! hehehe. I think it’s going to be a great ep for this game.. I am getting sims medieval, but it’ll be hard not to get this one too and pets when it comes out.

  32. Cara says:

    Anyone notice all the new framing options? Now they don’t have to be that weird blue that doesn’t go with anything, or the flat boring black :)

  33. Franki says:

    is it me, or is there like a shoe holder/shelf thing at the start. Looks like the family at the start have got just socks on too. Would be interesting to see what this was :) Can’t wait for this EP.. better start saving my money lol xx

  34. uknortherner says:


    Franki:

    is it me, or is there like a shoe holder/shelf thing at the start. Looks like the family at the start have got just socks on too. Would be interesting to see what this was Can’t wait for this EP.. better start saving my money lol xx

    That’s definitely a shoe rack. Whether or not there’s any functionality associated with it remains to be seen, especially as EA has never really been honest in their promo videos/screenshots before (I’m still waiting for the firebreathing toddlers from TS2). The family at the start with the exception of the toddler are wearing shoes however.

  35. Thursten says:

    Hey Everybody Looks Frigging Awesome =D

    I Was wondering does anybody know how I can get the Music that was on the trailer ?? It sounds sooooo Cool =D

    Thnnxx

    Greetings:
    Thursten

  36. Patel says:

    I want to know more but I am disappointed that seasons is not in this trailer. I know when magic was added into apartments for ts2 people said it was thrown in just to make people happy. I wish they would have done that with seasons and this ep. Sure this ep may be good but I think it has been long enough. What is life without seasons. :(

  37. Nichole says:

    Was that the public library from which the sim did the stink bomb prank? Or was it a glimpse of the ability to go into the schools or have universities again?

  38. Franki says:

    YAY! i think we can use the strollers because at the start of the vid (00:09) in one of the pictures on the wall, the toddler’s in the stroller with the mom pushing him xD I am so excited for this game because the EPs far have been to do with young adults and adults but this one is more about family and all the different ages :DDDDD

  39. ava says:

    i cant wait to see what the prom will be like with the wedding parties! cant wait to throw parties and play in the tree houses! n see other interactions

  40. NewSimmer says:

    I never had The Sims 2. :( But it would be nice to see young adult Sims go to Collage! Seasons and Pets are probably coming… BUT AHHH!!!! I don’t even want to play my game right now because it seems boring compared to it with the Expansion Pack! Excitement!

  41. Jenna says:

    Snooty Sims says it’s set to release in May. Which to be honest is when a new expansion pack is set to release if you look back through how far apart other games are. I think it will be announced after medieval as they want all attention to be focused toward that game. After that the next expansion will not be due till the fall. Possibly the new unleashed?

    http://www.snootysims.com/index.php?id=releasedates

  42. Emma says:

    Looks like there is video cameras because around 00:12 there is one on the floor next to the man and at the end the girl holds one.

  43. It looks very super-boring. EA Games is seriously running out of ideas. ‘Generations’ and ‘Unleashed’? What’s next? just “Seasons”?
    They went from fresh names like ‘Late Night’ and ‘World Adventures’ up to these two WOW..

    I’m really HOPING that this is all fake. I really don’t want the next EPs to be called “Generations” or “Unleashed”. Not to mention the new contents are very lack-luster. Nothing new that will sweep me into excitement like the previous 3. These two look like plain super stuff-packs. Not even EP quality with their own distintive ‘colour’.

    The Sims 3 will never be fresh as it used to be *sighs* EA Games if this IS fake or unofficial PLEASE do TRY fresher ideas! Thanks.

  44. Katie says:

    I think there’s gonna be university, cause when he looks the Bachelor video up, in the pictures behind there’s one of his graduation.. 😀

  45. lindyloo says:


    Thursten:

    Hey Everybody Looks Frigging Awesome =D
    I Was wondering does anybody know how I can get the Music that was on the trailer ?? It sounds sooooo Cool =D
    Thnnxx
    Greetings:
    Thursten

    that song on the trailer is an instrumental of the song “Time Bomb” by All Time Low.
    great band..and song. <3

  46. hannah says:

    IM SO GETTING THIS!!!!!!!!!! along with sims medieval!!!!!!!!! i friggn love the sims games they r so fun!! Cant wait for this EP! its gonna be epic xD

  47. Emma says:

    I CAN NOT WAIT!!!

    The baby Strollers…. I can’t wait for them, and I really really hope they can be used and not just in the background!!!

    Great Expansion in my Opinion!!!

    😀

  48. katey says:

    Wow! lol this looks truely amazing!! i hope they have preggo teens! baby storllers are coolio, and i cannot wait until the memeories things, i have always wanted it to be more busy and more fulfilling!

  49. Savvy says:


    Gamermasterwiz:

    It looks very super-boring. EA Games is seriously running out of ideas. ‘Generations’ and ‘Unleashed’? What’s next? just “Seasons”?They went from fresh names like ‘Late Night’ and ‘World Adventures’ up to these two WOW..
    I’m really HOPING that this is all fake. I really don’t want the next EPs to be called “Generations” or “Unleashed”. Not to mention the new contents are very lack-luster. Nothing new that will sweep me into excitement like the previous 3. These two look like plain super stuff-packs. Not even EP quality with their own distintive ‘colour’.
    The Sims 3 will never be fresh as it used to be *sighs* EA Games if this IS fake or unofficial PLEASE do TRY fresher ideas! Thanks.

    BORING???? You barley know anything about it, yet you say its BORNG. I for one think you should do you research, beacause you obviously didn’t. I hape this site changes what you think of it => http://simsvip.com/?p=838

  50. Savvy says:


    Random Guy:

    I guess the life state for unleahed will be werewolfs or something. Not so sure about Generations. Aliens? Mutants? Living Chairs?

    Imaginary friends. They’re cute in a weird way…

  51. Chloe says:

    Baby strollers !!! finally ive been waiting for these since the sims 2 actually came out !!! bout time they brought it our :):) and prom night that was a good idea now all they need is pets and colleges and it’ll be a hell of alot more life and maybe holidays in mobiles homes or renting houses i think that wud be better then the adventures holidays

  52. Heatheajck says:

    hey, at 0:12 in the trailer it shows a video camera, i got the game the day it came out but I can’t figure out how to get a video camera on my game! :\ Please help me!

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