Maxis has announced the release date for the next Sims 3 expansion pack, Island Paradise, which is scheduled for June, 25th. The first screenshots of this tropical world have been unveiled as well.

The expansion will introduce unique features related essentially to the sea – setting sail, building resorts and practicing aquatic sports are just a few possibilities. Maxis states that Island Paradise is mainly an adventure expansion, where exploration is taken to a new level:

The expansion pack is filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. Deemed the expansion pack of firsts, The Sims 3 Island Paradise opens up a world of possibilities with never before seen features in The Sims PC gaming franchise. From exploring the tropical isles to creating a five-star resort experience, your Sims can decide to embark on an unforgettable journey or make themselves a new home in this new utopia.

The Sims 3 Island Paradise will be compatible with PC and Mac. Here are the first batch of screenshots:

Island Paradise surely promises exciting adventures for summer 2013.