Hello!, Strategy Informer has given their own small preview of The Sims 3 Pets for Console [1], but they do make small mention of the PC version. Nothing new except Siamese cats are mentioned…just some more to read. It is noticed they mentioned we can add “tiger skins” to the PC version, although they may have the demo’s mixed up. Unless of course we can use Create -a-style.


Finally, one of the expansions from The Sims 2 makes its way to The Sims 3: adding Pets. The Sims 3: Pets for the PC will be a hefty expansion to The Sims 3, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Pets will be full games unto themselves. Having had some hands-on time with the PC version of The Sims 3: Pets at E3 2011, fans can be assured that Pets gives them everything they expect. For one, players get to choose from cats, dogs and horses, and each of them are fully customizable. While there are preset breeds such as Siamese cats, players can go wild and make unearthly animals. Players may create “tiger dogs” by adding tiger skins onto the dog model, or make evil cats and horses with all-black skins and blood red eyes (including red sclera!) That’s right, make your own Ringwraith steed! Pets act like any other Sim in this version, with their own needs and personality traits. They can even get their own jobs and even solve mysteries like a modern day Benji. Sims can also use their pets – especially horses – in their work, training them to do activities such as racing and hurdle jumping.

The Sims 3 Pets Logo

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games lack horses, but now pets become the stars of their own stories, with various scenarios. As a bonus, the Xbox 360 version is Kinect-enabled, with players able to use vocal commands on their pets.

The Sims 3 fans have been clamoring for this expansion, and regardless of the platform, they’ll be getting everything they could hope for in The Sims 3: Pets.