Electronic Arts has today announced The Sims 3 Pets, a new addition to the franchise that will allow players to take control of their pet and play out their life story.

Scheduled for spring 2011, The Sims 3 Pets will launch as a stand-alone title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and will act as an expansion on PC/Mac.

The game will allow players to determine their pets’ personality traits in order to create a unique pet for their Sims.