The Sims 4 High School Years will launch on July 28. | Source: Electronic Arts

From after-school sports to promposals, teens can live out their ultimate high school dreams with the new The Sims 4 High School Years expansion pack from Electronic Arts and Maxis.

Rated T for Teen, this video game expansion will take place in ​​Copperdale High, where players can attend class, hang out with friends, participate in extracurricular activities, and navigate young love before graduating into adulthood. Sims can participate in activities like football, cheerleading, chess, and computer clubs, go to events like the science fair, or do homework in their poster-filled bedroom. Players can also pull pranks at school, like messing with the PA system, or head to the local amusement park to explore the haunted house, the tunnel of love, the Ferris wheel, and the photobooth.

Sims can now sit on the bed cross-legged, have pillow fights, and sneak out their bedroom window. | Source: Electronic Arts

Players can design their Sim’s bedroom to reflect their personality and style. They can also have pillow fights and sneak out of the window to climb down the side of the house. Speaking of style, players can also customize their Sims with more fashion options through a collaboration with Depop, the fashion marketplace app. Sims can wear clothing items designed by real-world Depop sellers that they find in-game at the local thrift store and boba hangout, ThrifTea. They can also earn Simoleons by selling outfits they curate in the new in-game Trendi app while becoming a “Simfluencer” in the process.

Sims can head to town to enjoy ice cream or boba tea. | Source: Electronic Arts

We all know how important prom is for teenagers. Players can customize every part of their Sim’s prom, including creating a promposal sign, decided on an outfit, getting ready with friends, voting for prom king or queen, planning dance routines, picking out music, and more. Sims can go solo, ask someone to the prom, go with friends, or skip it altogether. 

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The game ends the high school experience with a graduation ceremony to welcome the next stage of life. Sims can invite guests, choose an outfit, and get their friends and teachers gifts. All the decisions players make throughout their Sim’s high school experience will impact how their graduation plays out. 

The Sims 4 High School Years expansion pack is rated T for Teen and will be officially launch on July 28 for PC and Mac via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One systems for $39.99. The game is available to preorder now.

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.