'The Sims 4' Gets Into the Lunar New Year Spirit With New Items

The Chinese New Year is in full swing and the crew behind The Sims 4 are getting into the Lunar spirit with festive new items with a new update that just went live. From new outfits, to delicious foods, the latest additions to the simulator game are the perfect way to ring in the Year of the Pig.

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"Greetings, Simmers," greets the latest blog post on the game's website. "Today marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year festivities and we want to celebrate with your Sims. Patch your game and gather your Sim’s loved ones for a very special get-together." According to the most recent patch, here's what The Sims 4 players have to look forward to regarding new content - including some festive food dishes for that fictional family to enjoy:

  • Stylish outfits for adults and kids
  • A lovely kumquat tree
  • A traditional place setting for a family feast
  • An orange centerpiece
  • Delicious dumplings and Mud Carp
  • Red envelopes
  • Home decorations

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The Sims 4 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. At the moment, there's been no word of a Nintendo Switch port - though we desperately need one.

For those that don't know: The Sims 4 is the fourth major title in the popular life simulation series. Announced back in 2013, it released on September 2, 2014. Since its launch, it has sold over 10 million copies, and was notably the best selling PC game of not only 2014, but of 2015 as well.

Thoughts on the new items to celebrate the Lunar New Year? Love it, or wish there was more of an event to get into the festive mood? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below and tell us all about it, or you can hit me up over on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy!