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'Sims' get emotional in new trailer

tech reviews Updated: Aug 02, 2014 11:32 IST

EA and Maxis have unveiled a new trailer showcasing the wide range of emotions available in "The Sims 4."

Smarter, more expressive and more attractive than their predecessors, the next-generation Sims will arrive on PC in just over a month. The latest edition of the game allows players to control the emotions of their avatars for the first time, as revealed by the new video.

As promised by the publisher during its E3 gameplay presentation, the avatars are also be more customizable, in part because users can click and drag directly on an avatar's body to make endless adjustments. There are also expanded options for choosing ethnic characteristics and defining the way the Sims sound and walk. Character traits and aspirations will also return.

Due for release on September 4, "The Sims 4" is the follow-up to the previous version, which has been on the market since 2010. Over its 13 years of existence, "The Sims" has become the best-selling PC game franchise of all time, with over 175 million copies sold.