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The Sims 4 Island Living: Meet the Residents of Sulani

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Welcome to Sulani

Ahhhh, Sulani! Where the waters are warm and clear, the kava is flowing, and the locals are ready to give you a warm welcome to their island. Speaking of the locals, you’ll want to get to know them, because the inhabitants of Sulani aren’t your typical run-of-the-mill premade Sims. On Sulani, the people value community and building close-knit relationships. That means the people of Sulani will often make your business their business. From giving you a warm island welcome when you arrive, to helping you out with tasks around the island, to running into your home to help put out a fire, it pays to get to know your neighbours here.

The Ngata Household

Household Description

Coming to Sulani for inspiration Leila didn’t expect to fall in love so deeply with the islands. And it wasn’t just the scenery that she fell for, but also for Oliana and her son Tane that welcomed her so easily into their family. The three are now an inseparable trio that call Sulani their home enjoying the sand and ocean at their own pace.

Oliana Ngata

Age: Young Adult
Career: Bodybuilder (5)
Aspiration: Bodybuilder
Walk Style: Tough
Voice: Sweet
Traits: Jealous | Active | Slob | High Metabolism (Bonus)
Skills: Fitness 6 | Handiness 2
Relationships: Leila Illes – Wife | Tane Ngata – Son

Leila Illes

Age: Young Adult
Career: Painter (4)
Aspiration: Painter Extraordinaire
Walk Style: Feminine
Voice: Lilted
Traits: Clumsy | Creative | Loves the Outdoors | Muser (Bonus)
Skills: Painting 4 | Photography 2
Relationships: Oliana Ngata – Wife | Tane Ngata – Stepson

Tanes Ngata

Age: Child
Career: Grade School A Student
Aspiration: Whiz Kid
Walk Style: Default
Voice: Warm
Traits: Geek
Skills: Creativity 2 | Mental 4 | Motor 3
Relationships: Oliana Ngata – Mother | Leila Illes – Stepmother

Household Notes

  • The Ngata household lives at Reef Finery in the Lani St. Taz district of Sulani.
  • The Ngata household is the first premade household in The Sims 4 to feature an openly lesbian couple.
  • Even though Oliana and Leila are married, they have different surnames. It appears Leila did not change her surname when she married Oliana.
  • Leila is featured in the official reveal trailer. Oliana and Tane can both be spotted briefly in the background of the trailer as well.
  • Curiously, there is nothing in the Ngatas’ home that match the interests of the Sims living there. There is no workout equipment for Oliana, no easel or artwork for Leila, and no mentally stimulating activities for Tane.

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  • I love that they’re adding LGBTQ+ couples and sims in the game! The sims has always made progress with that subject and I think its wonderful!!

  • AH! I was already planning a sort of love story between Scuba boy (that I now know is called Makoa) and our beautiful mermaid Nalani! XD Now I find out he HAS A WIFE AND A KID!! I dunno if I should laugh or cry!… lmao

    • At first I was also going to do that (match them up when I saw the trailer) but then “reality” hit with the wife and kids so I thought about having both husband and wife entering a relationship with her instead since I’ve already done a few affairs and never explored a poly sims relationship before. I plan to use WW so the jealousy factor doesn’t play in.

  • Leila Illes. In catalan (I’m from Catalonia) “illes” means “islands”. I don’t think that surname it’s a coincidence, but I will like to know who picked that name and where it came from. Also my dog’s name is Leyla lol

    • “Don’t see your favourite Sim from the trailer here? Look for them around Sulani! There are only 4 premade households living in lots on Sulani, but the mermaid Sim from the trailer along with other Sims (some of them mermaids as well!) can be seen wandering around as townies. Befriend them and move them in if you like!”

      She’s in the game! Just not living on a lot. I couldn’t find her in the homeless townie section of Manage Households, but I did see her wandering around Sulani. My Sim was able to talk to her like any other Sim. :)

  • I don’t understand who Lia is. She’s called a trasngender sim, but she has cis female settings. So is she a cis or a trans lady? She looks like a trans woman, but they can’t get pregnant. Can we get more information about it?

    • Lia has trans gender settings. She has a masculine body build with a female gender setting. You are right that in the real world, transgender women cannot get pregnant, but I imagine The Sims Team wanted to allow players to play out whatever stories they want with Lia. :) You can change her pregnancy setting in CAS for more realistic play if you like.

  • my plan was to create a mermaid and a grandma and grandson who took her in, and then she falls in love with the grandson. But seeing the premade sims, I think it’s going to be Keala who takes her in and Lia will be like a sister to her. Also she will probably fall in love with Duane since he actually looks similar to the grandson I was going to make

  • “Lia is the first premade transgender Sim in The Sims series.”

    Are they? I thought that was the character in the Karaoke Legends household in City Living (their name was darling, I think)?

    • Darling Walsh is a teen, assigned as female at birth, however she is non-binary and has a preference to masculine clothes.