Darkspore beta hits Steam

Electronic Arts' Diablo-style hack-and-slash game playable through Valve's channel through Friday; full game due out April 26.

At Electronic Arts' showcase on its Redwood City campus last July, the publisher announced Darkspore, a Diablo-style hack-and-slash action game. Two weeks ago the game was delayed to April 26. However, gamers looking to play the game today can do so via Valve's online platform, Steam.

Darkspore, a month ahead of its debut, is now playable through Steam.

According to a statement from Valve, the beta for Darkspore is ready to download right now in Steam and will be available through this Friday, April 1. Valve also announced that until Friday, those who purchase three copies of the game will get a fourth free.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's coverage of the hour-long Darkspore Comic-Con panel from July. At the panel, Maxis designers spoke at length about the title and explained, "This is not a sequel to Spore. It's not an expansion pack. It's a brand-new game."

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x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'd rather play Demon's Souls.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

OMG. I've got a stalker. @Gelugon_baat is stalking me! Help. Lol FYI, I said I'd rather play DS because I'm extremely addicted to it ATM and betas usually only last for a few weeks. I own a PC and PS3. Right now, id rather play Demon's Souls. Now stop stalking me.

COD4_FInest
COD4_FInest

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norby51
norby51

11 level cape was for beta lol i need a new pc mine is gay and old and i got a early key but wasnt able to run it after 3 hours of dl im a lil pissed!

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I would be more interested if this had a world/galactic conquest element. If it does, I'm not seeing that in the preview materials.

woolysockofdoom
woolysockofdoom

Anybody know if the level cap is higher than 11, which is what it was before?

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

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Auronvolgar
Auronvolgar

pif 28 more days to w8 nooooooooooooooooooooo :( at least we have the Demo ;)

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

Thanks for the heads up - just started it downloading. It's 5.8GB for anyone wondering about download size

devrindare
devrindare

It reminds me of Deathspank, great game. and it also looking good