The Sims 3: Into the Future trailer tantalisingly retro-futuristic, arriving in October

A producer walkthrough from EA highlights the retro-futuristic features in The Sims 3: Into the Future expansion, which is slated for release Oct. 24 on Windows PC and Mac for $39.99.

Set in Oasis Landing, The Sims 3: Into The Future expansion pack gives Sims access to future technology through the Advanced Technology Skill. Players will be to customize programmable Plumbots, which can hold up to seven trait chips.

Players will be free to switch between present and future times, allowing them to experiment with how actions of Sims in the present can have effects on descendants. Futuristic items for homes include holographic TVs, easels, plants, computers, as well as tube elevators, automatic-sliding doors, rooftop gardens, and glass floors and walls.

Those who pre-order The Sims 3: Into the Future Expansion Pack, will receive a Quantum Power Pack featuring a hibernation chamber and multi-function power suit. The chamber places a Sim and its needs in stasis indefinitely. The Quantum Power Suit gives Sims the power to teleport, along with the ability locate collectibles easily.

The last expansion pack for The Sims 3, Island Paradise, gives players the ability to "move between worlds" and build on multiple private properties within them. Check our interview with producer Graham Nardone for more information.

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