The Sims Medieval announced

New series from the Sims studio

EA has announced The Sims Medieval, a new series being developed by the studio that created the insanely popular Sims series.

Medieval takes the Sims into the Middle Ages and allows players to take control of a variety of characters ranging from Royalty to Bards.

Players will take control of a Hero Sim and complete quests such as crafting a legendary sword, protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer and finding the fountain of youth, with each quest playing out differently depending on your chosen Hero Sim.

The game is currently scheduled for a spring 2011 release on the PC and Mac.

EA also recently announced the latest expansion for Sims 3, titles 'Late Night'.

Check out the screenshots below to see more of The Sims Medieval.