I always love it when Designer Alan Copeland write blogs for the exciting store releases, but I think he might have outdone himself this week. We’ve teased this all last week, revealed a killer sneak peek, and I know you are all DYING for more (pun intended). See for yourself! This Thursday will be full of tricks and treats! Available on The Sims 3 Store October 17th! 

Ever wonder where the Grim Reaper lives? I have too. He’s such an elusive fellow that we wanted a place where players can always go to look for him, even if their Sim hasn’t gone and kicked the bucket. To get to know Grim on his turf and maybe, just maybe, make a new friend.

See, Grimmy’s not all bad, he’s just got a job to do. Once he’s done working he just wants to go home, kick back, feed the ill-tempered pit monster and play a game of foosball down in the secret crypt just like everyone else. As a matter of fact, he’s a pretty handy guy to know.

With that in mind I’m thrilled to tell you about our spookiest venue yet, Grim’s Ghastly Manor!

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Reincarnation can occasionally have some unexpected results, like maybe your Sim will change race, gender… or maybe even species if you have the Pets Expansion Pack installed. But hey, who wouldn’t want to come back as a kitten? And while that baby may start with a glimmer of recognition, you’ll need to rebuild the relationships you had in a whole new way.

If you Reincarnate your Sim you may find that “Mary” is more of a “Bob”, so you can also rename your Sim right at the Door.

But let’s say your Sim doesn’t need anything that heavy and just wanted to chat with Grim about his day? You can just go Call for the Reaper and your Sim will knock on the door and see if he wants to come out and play. If he’s not too busy in the ethereal plane he’ll answer the door and you might become fast friends. However, there’s a slight chance that if he’s busy you might run into his pet pit monster, Emmie, that lives under his doormat. Emmie, isn’t always the most welcoming to new guests, but your Sim might be quick enough to avoid her rather lethal hug. The good news is that Emmie really hates your enemies, paparazzi and zombies. I mean REALLY hates them. So if your Sim is a celebrity just put this on your lot and don’t worry about those pesky shutterbugs. On your next full moon zombies may spawn on the lot, but the Door attracts them like a bug catcher, Emmie pulls them down to her watery abyss and spits them out when they stop acting all zombified.

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Does your Sim want a child but doesn’t want to go through all of the hassle of trying to adopt or deal with all of the headache of having a relationship? Well for starters your Sim’s probably a loner, but Grim totally understands your dilemma. Just go knock-knock-knocking on Grim’s Door and he can help your Sim Simulate a Genetic Merger. You get to pick what type of occult you’d like your baby to be (from available installed Expansion Packs) or which Sim you’d like to use the genetic template of and a powerful bolt of lightning comes down to zap your Sim into a truly cryptic pregnancy! “But…” you might ask, “what if my Sim is male?” You think a little thing like gender roles is going to stand in the way of Grim and his mad skills? Hell (or heavens) no! Male Sims may wonder where that extra weight is coming from until their new bundle of joy arrives.

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