There's A Not-So-Subtle Twilight Easter Egg In The Sims 4 Werewolves DLC
One of the item descriptions in the new Sims 4 DLC Werewolves features a smart allusion to Twilight, but it's not about the Cullens
Although the Twilight series is typically associated with vampires, werewolf-like creatures play an important role in the plot. In Twilight, wolf shapeshifters run in packs made up of mythical Quileute tribal members, including Jacob Black, Seth and Leah Clearwater, and Embry Call. The Sims 4 has more background than some gamers may assume at first appearance, delivering a deep past not only for well-known neighborhood Sims like Bella Goth, but also for previously unseen individuals. The Sims 4 Werewolves Game Pack offers a plethora of werewolf mythology, which can be discovered in anything from item descriptions to the subterranean.
In a review copy of The Sims 4 Werewolves, a brilliant Twilight Easter egg was spotted in the Build and Buy menu. One of the new products, "Werewolf Noir Film Poster," has a description that describes how the poster swatches are ancient advertising materials with some well-known names. "Promotional materials from some of the most famous films featuring iconic Werewolf film actors Sam Quill and Lea Embrie, both of whom were born and raised at Moonwood Mill back in the day!" says the text. The names of four prominent Twilight shapeshifters - Sam Uley, Quil Ateara, Leah Clearwater, and Embry Call - are included into these two stars' monikers, albeit the spellings have been somewhat altered.
This addition of this little detail is fantastic news for fans, since it is likely indicative of the massive amount of mythology that will be included in The Sims 4 Werewolves. At this point, developers must be aware that gamers desire to replicate Twilight in The Sims 4, and this item description is a clever gesture to the audience. Even if the names weren't a fantastic Twilight allusion, a simple banner with a substantial amount of text detailing the history of the Pack's new village Moonwood Mill is quite promising, and indicates the degree of detail that players may anticipate.
The Sims 4 developers love to bury Easter eggs, and many gamers ignore the minor information included in the Build and Buy Mode descriptions. There are hundreds of things in the game with descriptions, and for every brief entry, there is another that gives a complete tale. This smart homage to Twilight fans in the new Sims 4 Werewolves Game Pack demonstrates how much thought has gone into the backstory of this new DLC, and serves as a nice reminder for players to check item descriptions more frequently.