Magic is in the air in EA's final expansion pack for The Sims, which features spells to summon helpful minions, meddle with neighbors, and more.
With The Sims 2 coming next year, EA Games has announced the "expansion pack finale" for The Sims. Things take a magical turn in The Sims: Makin' Magic after the MagiCo traveling salesman arrives at the player's house with the magic starter kit. The expansion adds a variety of spells and charms that can be unlocked one by one to perform parlor tricks, refresh sims by filling their basic needs, enter into magic duels, and summon minions to perform chores around the house.
Unlocking new spells will involve new kinds of adventures in Magic Town. There, sims will be able to take on quests to earn the most powerful spells, perform at a variety of magic shows, and duel with other sims to earn MagiCoins, which will allow them to buy spell ingredients. There are new characters that sims can trade with and purchase ingredients from, including gypsy vendors, the vampiress, the local apothecary, and the faerie queen. Each spell also has a unique backfire effect that can make troublesome effects appear, such as toad plagues, donkey heads, and lightning strikes.
News source: GameSpot