In May 2023, players of Sims 4 were invited to vote on what they wanted to add to the game. The winners were a castle-themed item pack and a Gothic-themed clothing pack. Thanks to Sims Community, we’ve got our first glimpse of one of them — the Castle Estate Kit!
The Sims community are not rookies when it comes to leaks – for almost every Pack or Expansion, there seems to be some kind of leaked information shortly before they’re released. Now, not even two weeks into 2024, we’ve received the first leak of the year with information about the first Pack.
Have you struggled to create your own Gothic-themed estate with what’s currently included in the game and DLC packs? Are you dreaming of a castle with arrow slits, parapets and leaded windows? Well, if this leak is accurate, you won’t have to wait long to live out your Gothic dreams.
When to expect the Castle Estate Kit
Well, if you believe the date that featured within the leak before EA removed it from their app, the Castle Estate Kit will be coming in October 2099.
Now, while The Sims 4 has lasted longer than any Sims game before it, even EA is likely to be planning DLC content that far ahead. The 2099 date is almost certainly just a placeholder, so don’t worry, you’re unlikely to have to wait 75 years in order to build the Medieval home of your dreams.
According to the official Sims 4 roadmap for January to April, there are “two highly anticipated kits” coming between now and April – presumably, this leaked Kit is one of those two, and the Gothic fashion Kit will be the other.
What’s in the Kit?
The exact content included in the pack remains a mystery as of yet, but some players have been able to dissect the images that were included in the leak. The line-up seems to be more of the usual suspects – doors, windows, wall & floor decor, and other items to help build up your very own estate.
Here’s the complete description for the kit, as it was when the leak was still live on the EA app:
“Capture the classic grandeur of a castle with The Sims 4 Castle Estate Kit. This community-voted collection features stone walls, leaded glass, and everything you need to create the perfect dramatic backdrop for your next story.
Build Something Grand – Get inspired by the majesty of castles and build gothic arches, stackable ornate windows, grand staircases, gorgeous stonework, and a large portcullis gate. It’s all about the gravitas.
Gotta Love a Classic – Parapets, stained glass, arrow slits and even a gargoyle are among the classical details that will make your manor magnificent.”