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The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow: The Doe Family

Not all the Sims in Midnight Hollow are eccentric. The Doe family appears to be the epitomy of normal, but then again appearances can be deceiving right? Producer Lisa Smith does not seem to be fooled by their perfect appearance. Learn more about The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow, available Thursday, September 26th on The Sims 3 Store!

The Doe family appears to be the picture of perfection. Jane is the perfect housewife, John is rising in the ranks at his corporate job, and their children are respectful and accomplished. With a life this perfect, we can’t help but wonder what it was that brought them to Midnight Hollow? What are they hiding behind their bright smiles?

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Good Afternoon, Doe Family! Thank you for letting us be here today. You have a lovely home.
John: Well that’s all due to my wife Jane here. The light of my life keeps my home perfect and welcoming.
Jane: Oh, John. You’re making me blush!

Aren’t you guys precious. Let’s start off with you telling me a little bit about yourselves!
Jane: Would you like some more tea?

Uhm. No thank you. The cup you gave me just moments ago with the fresh baked scones is excellent.
John: There’s nothing to tell really. I’m living the dream in the corporate life and I come home to a beautiful wife, a clean home and excellent children!

Well, it all seems pretty excellent. So tell me, what brought you to Midnight Hollow? It seems a little dark for your sunny family.
Jane: *a little frantically* Are you sure you wouldn’t like that tea?
Joseph: *Gets up angrily, walks out of the house and slams the door*
Jenn: *Sits quietly and stares ahead with an eerie blank expression*
James: *Giggles and plays happily in the corner*
John: Uh. Heh. You know. Just a change of scenery. You never know where the winds will take you and all that.


So how about a tour of the house?
John: You know, it’s clear that Jane isn’t feeling too well. I think it’s time for you to go.

Missed the Midnight Hollow trailer? Watch it here!

The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow: The Vasquez Family

Did you spot these two Sims in The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow Trailer? Get to know them a bit more in this interview! Only The Sims 3 Midnight Hollow comes packed with exclusive Sims!

Marina Vasquez is spitfire of an woman. Her personal philosophy of “I’ve lived this long, so why not?!” how amassed her a small personal fortune, eclectic (rich tacky?) taste, and a slew of failed marriages, but that won’t slow her down. She’s fallen head over heels for Fausto and though he’s 25 years younger than her she just knows that he’s the one! And if he’s not? She’s lived this long! So why not?

Fausto Vasquez has always been known for his good looks and his charming personality and he rode on those traits for most of his life. Now as he sees his youth fading and realizes he has no real talent or experience to speak of he realizes he needs a new plan. He can love someone significantly older than him right? Or at least pretend to for awhile?

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Good afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Vasquez. Thanks for meeting with me. You have a lovely home.
Fausto Vasquez: Thank you. It’s a blend of vintage and modern. I think it says a lot about who we are.

It looks like you two have a very interesting relationship.
Marina Vasquez: We do. He likes to shop online and I like him dressing up like the delivery boy to drop off a package.

That’s probably more information than we need to know.
Marina Vasquez: Look Sparky. Do you mind if I call you Sparky?

Actually I kinda do. My name is…
Marina Vasquez: Sparky, I stopped caring what people in this town think six administrations ago. Before I met my little Fauzy-bear I was going to leave my fortune to my poodle.
Fausto Vasquez: But now that Snuggles is dead, I’m the only one you’re leaving it too, right? I mean, not that it matters. But I AM the only one?
Marina Vasquez: Of course! But I’m sure we’ve got many happy years ahead of us.
Fausto Vasquez: Sure. But you never know what can happen. Just look at what happened to Snuggles.
Marina Vasquez: Yes. I don’t know how she got out of her crate and past the door.
Fausto Vasquez: …and the gate.

Um… let’s move on. Marina, you grew up in this town. Is there anyone you would recommend I interview?
Marina Vasquez: Have you met Wheeler? If there was anyone that should have more money in town than I do, it’s him. But you see him on the street and he’s this weird hobo.

Thanks for your time.

Meet Lucien Hyde of Midnight Hollow

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Lucien is a tortured artist whose only torturer is himself. He enjoys being sad and the better he is, the sadder he gets. It’s his thing.

Good morning, Lucien! Thanks for joining us today.
Hyde: Aren’t we a little past the general presumption that just because it’s morning that life defaults to being “good”? Today is the same quagmire of hopelessness and despair as yesterday or the day before that.

Ok, well then “hello” and again, thank you for joining us.
Hyde: *Sigh* Whatever.

We understand that you’re an artist. Tell us a little about that.
Hyde: I don’t define myself as an “Artist”. I am an observer of the darkness that surround us and reside within us. I use a variety of media to shine a spotlight on that darkness for the world to see.

Um, OK. But doesn’t a spotlight actually get rid of darkness?
Hyde: You must think you’re SO clever. Typical media.

Maybe we should change topics. What brought you to Midnight Hollow?
Hyde: I used to spend my days on the beach in Sunlit Tides but my girlfriend left me for a Masseuse. Thanks for bringing up that painful and bitter part of my life.

I’m sorry to hear that. Have you met anyone since moving into town?
Hyde: Kara Carter seems pretty interesting. Or not. She has a rather eclectic sense of style. Makes you wonder what secrets she’s trying to cover up with all of that fashion.

Finally, tell us a little something people might not know about you.
Hyde: My mother says I have a delightful sense of humor.

Katerina from Midnight Hollow

Katarina’s love for dolls came at a young age, she adored them, all of their fashion and all of the possibilities for them. As she aged her only aspiration was to be like her beloved doll. Now with pristine skin and an almost expressionless face she loves everything she sees in the mirror and doesn’t want to be alone. She has her eyes set on collector Jack Limb because if anyone can appreciate perfect upkeep of a doll, it’s him; but his feelings for that perfect Sarah Holden are standing in her way.
Hello , Katarina, it’s nice to meet…
Stewart: Oh, I’m sure it is! I could just imagine meeting somebody as fabulous as me and it’s got to be one of the highlights of your life! But enough about me, what do YOU think about me?
Someone mentioned your eccentric sense of fashion.
Stewart: They did? Really? Who? No, seriously… who said that?! Was it Jack Limb? Please tell me it was Jack.
I believe it was Mr. Hyde.
Stewart: Well, I really am fabulous and Lucien was really sweet to point that out. But I feel like, what’s the point of being a doll if you don’t have a fantastic wardrobe to play dress up?
Well, since you brought it up… It’s easy to see the comparison between you and a doll. Your skin is flawless. Pristine. Almost plastic. And is your face is… what’s the most delicate way of putting this? Is your face stuck like that?
Stewart: Oh… you’re too kind. I really have put a lot of work into making sure people always seeing the best ME as possible. I really am a collector’s edition. All of my dolls have been just perfect for me. How can they love me if I’m not doing my best to be perfect for them?
Have you met anyone interesting here in town?
Stewart: *giggle* Is that your not so subtle way of asking me out?
Actually this is just one of the interview ques…
Stewart: Shhhhh! It’s OK. I won’t tell anyone. But I’m not seeing anyone right now because I have my eye on a certain collector. Only somebody like Jack Limb would know the right way to properly care for someone like me.
Jack Limb? But isn’t he dating Sarah Holden?
Stewart: You probably can’t tell it from my facial expression right now, but I’m in a full on rage! How dare you bring up that llama faced loser?!
Well that’s not very nice. She seems like a very pleasant person.
Stewart: I’m so glad I decided not to date you! If my tear ducts hadn’t been removed I would be sobbing! This interview is over!

A Designer’s Thoughts: Establish Your Own Shop!

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One of the most iconic things about watching the Harry Potter movies was watching Diagon Alley come to life. I loved that this group of relatable misfits had all found a common ground amongst the hustle and bustle of this small marketplace.

When we were first talking about what Premium Content would come with Midnight Hollow, I wanted to capture the vibe of this group of nonconformists coming together to peddle their wears and oddities.

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Since we’ve had countless requests for The Sims 3 Store to offer additional business gameplay, I couldn’t be happier to be introducing you to the Savvy Seller’s Collection coming exclusively with Midnight Hollow!

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With this set your Sim can establish their own shop! The Savvy Seller’s Collection comes with a variety of rugs, shelves, pedestals and even parking spots that let you stock your Sims storefront any way you wish. Customers can purchase any item that are placed on these items, or the new Cash Register will keep an inventory of all the items you have for sale for easy, one stop shopping.

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You can set up the markup on each shop display or set up a sale for items you want to sell quickly. You can also hire an employee to help run the register.

The Savvy Seller’s Collection also comes with a new shop door that lets you name your store and set the hours.

If you don’t want the hassle of having your Sim own a Store there are a plethora of different stores to shop at in Midnight Hollow so you can just go around and browse what others have for sale.

Midnight Hollow comes out September 26,2013, so make sure your Sims are ready to get to business as soon as it comes out!

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