EA and Maxis announce the completion of development on Spore
, so Will
Wright's life simulation is on track for its most recent release dates of
September 7 in North America and Asia Pacific and September 5 in Europe:
Redwood City, CA – August 14, 2008 –The wait is almost over! Electronic
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Maxis today announced that Spore™ the most
anticipated video game of the year from the creator of The Sims(TM), has gone
gold and will be available for the Mac and PC at retailers September 5 in Europe
and September 7 in North America and Asia Pacific. Spore™ Creatures for Nintendo
DS™ and Spore™ Origins for mobile phones will also be available globally
Players who preorder Spore or Spore Galactic Edition from participating
retailers will receive a coupon good for $10 off their next purchase of custom
www.zazzle.com/sporestore. For the ultimate Spore fan, the limited Galactic
Edition will contain the 'Making of Spore' DVD, 'How to Build a Better Being'
DVD (a 50 minute National Geographic Channel documentary DVD hosted by Spore
mastermind, Will Wright), 'The Art of Spore' hardback book, an exclusive Spore
poster, and a premium 100-page Galactic Handbook.
"We are so excited to finally get Spore into the hands of fans and players,"
said Lucy Bradshaw, executive producer of Spore at Maxis. "The Maxis studio has
had an absolute blast creating Spore, but the fun is just beginning. The most
engaging stories are truly the ones people create themselves, and we can't wait
to see how players not only craft and explore the Spore universe, but hear what
stories they have to tell as a result."
Spore gives players their own personal universe in a box, allowing fans to
create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire
worlds and explore a universe created by other gamers. Spore gives players a
wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe:
creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even spaceships. Players can then seamlessly
share their creations with the world via the Sporepedia™ and explore infinite
new galaxies created by other gamers*.
For all the latest Spore news, screens, videos community content, and to try out
the trial version of the hugely popular Spore Creature Creator, visit