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Bonehilda is back in The Sims 4’s Paranormal Stuff Pack

The new pack is coming in January

Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Electronic Arts announced Tuesday that it’s next The Sims 4 Stuff Pack is featuring paranormal stuff, as players and fans had guessed. The publisher posted a YouTube video announcing the Paranormal Stuff Pack to a crowd of eager fans in the chat. The expansion pack is out on Jan. 26.

It was certainly received better than The Sims 4’s last Game Pack, Star Wars: Journey to Batuu. Though this is still somewhat science fiction or fantasy-themed, the Paranormal Stuff Pack is still focused on the core gameplay of The Sims 4 — the parts of the game that players really care about. The Sims 4’s Paranormal Stuff Pack will add a bunch of new features, like haunted house lots where players can live with ghost roommates. Of course, that also means that players can “cleanse” their homes, with the help of Guidry the Ghost, to evict your haunted housemates.

A new skill will be induced: Master the Medium, which could lead to a paranormal investigation license. Players will be able to be freelance ghost hunters. Ah yes, and there are also scary dolls.

One of the things players seem most excited for is the return of Bonehilda, a non-playable character that first appeared in The Sims: Makin’ Magic. (She was also in The Sims 3’s Supernatural pack.) Naturally, Bonehilda is a skeleton, and she typically wears a maid outfit. Bonehilda is a friend.

Electronic Arts didn’t exactly announce Bonehilda — and players in the YouTube comments were devastated she didn’t make an appearance. But if you look closely, she’s in the trailer — right behind the Sims character chatting with the Grim Reaper. Bonehilda is back!

The Sims 4’s last expansion pack, Snowy Escape, was released on Nov. 13. It did not include Bonehilda, but it did add a new, winter vacation world.

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