More Spore-s sprout on Wii, DS, PC

Spore Hero confirmed for Nintendo console; Spore Hero Arena portable-bound; Spore Creature Keeper corrals kids' desktops.

The name of EA and Maxis' universe simulator, Spore, has proven to be apt on a number of levels. Immediately, it applies to the game's fundamental concept, where gamers begin life as a single-celled organism and proceed to evolve into a sentient species capable of conquering the universe. Adding a second meaning, the name also speaks to EA's ambition for the game, as its September 7 launch was only just the beginning of an expansive franchise.

The universe opens to Spore.

Following on from the Spore Galactic Adventures expansion pack announced in October, EA today took the lid off three new games set in the Spore universe. Most notably, EA finally revealed details on the long-teased Wii edition of Spore, tentatively titled Spore Hero. According to EA, the Wii game will be an all-new installment in the Spore franchise, focusing on adventure elements and incorporating the console's motion-sensing controls. It is expected to arrive on the Wii this fall.

In addition to the Wii game, EA announced that Spore Hero Arena will ship for the DS this fall. Extending upon Spore's first jaunt onto the DS last year, Spore Hero Arena lets gamers make their own creations and then battle them with other creatures in various locations throughout the galaxy.

EA also today announced Spore Creature Keeper, a game aimed at the younger set. A stand-alone PC game, Creature Keeper takes its cues from Nintendo's immensely popular Nintendogs franchise, letting gamers raise, train, and play with their custom creations. Gamers can also mingle their pets online. EA did not reveal a release window for Spore Creature Keeper.

As previously announced, the first of these new games, Spore Galactic Adventures, will arrive this spring for the PC. The Spore expansion pack seeks to augment the original game's space age, letting players beam down to distant planets and undertake new missions for rewards. The expansion will also add in the Adventure Creator, which will let gamers build and share their own missions.

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41 comments
Nintendo2Brawl
Nintendo2Brawl

if it comes to wii then ill probably get it and if theres mulitiplayer that would be even cooler

chappy_man
chappy_man

I hope the expansion for pc is good, wii version i am doubtful over.

rajesh_
rajesh_

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rajesh_
rajesh_

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rajesh_
rajesh_

I definitly agree with henrik02

henrik02
henrik02

Interesting that anything with "Spore" in it's name gets "stamped" as BORING/DISAPPOINTING even before it gets a chance to prove itself...

axelviiii
axelviiii

Interesting. I wonder if it'll use the same upload/download feature as the PC version. Seeing as Spore uses PNG files to share creatures, it might not be too taxing on the system memory.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

If I get to play as my creations in the Wii version(Probalby through the Spore server mechanics thing), I'll try it out

KieranCottrell
KieranCottrell

Thank you for the unnecessary remark, Yanquillero.

chappy_man
chappy_man

sounds interesting, heres hoping its a good one, spore is alot of fun to simply mess around with.

Yanquillero
Yanquillero

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dareough
dareough

ya i think many more smaller franchises could branch off of spore and be a lot of fun if people would give them a chance

Axe_336
Axe_336

Sounds like fun, I'm glad they're doing more with this franchise.

technowiz999
technowiz999

some neat variations on spore from the sounds of it, hopefully they turn out well

phinsfan
phinsfan

... If you people don't like what I'm saying tell it to me straight instead of hiding behind your thumbs, you cowards.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

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Lord_luke
Lord_luke

I get the feeling we are going to have another one of those "Sims" Like game... cant Maxis make normal games like normal people.

MischiefmAker
MischiefmAker

Sounds like they're getting a lot more creative with this franchise than they did with The Sims.

TissueShoe
TissueShoe

Cool, hopefully the Wii game will be good.

phinsfan
phinsfan

Spore '09 Spore '10 Spore '11 Spore '12 Spore '13 Spore '14 Repeat ad nauseam.

blankshore
blankshore

Of course now that I look down at the comments people are already writing off the game. You don't know anything about it for f***'s sake! Can't you people at least wait for a preview before you completly dismiss something? Then again, I don't know a thing about SPORE- I'll I've heard is that it was dissapointing

blankshore
blankshore

Sounds pretty interesting! I can't say I'm hyped, but I'll keep an eye out

Cyranium
Cyranium

Spore's a great game in my opinion...I'm not all that interested in the spin-off games, though. They don't look that great, but hopefully they'll have more depth when they release.

star77241
star77241

This is crap. I was really hoping that the Wii version of Spore would be the actual game not some spin off.

Dingalingaling
Dingalingaling

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing that I thought looked cool with Spore was the building, and now the Wii will have less of it! I was looking forward to that, because my computer can't run the thing. Argghh, now Wii's really do suck. I should've gotten a PS3.

paullywog
paullywog

makes me sick to my stomach to see this being done. the worst part - people will actually buy this crap.

svaubel
svaubel

If the original Spore was terrible, why would I get this?

pakhair
pakhair

I don't care Spore is a crap series no match for EA's own sims

Megawizard
Megawizard

"Why EA? Why?" Because EA needed a new franchise to *****-out.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Of course Spore was going to be on the wii. Ineresting because it is going to be more fighting than building

bobbysbits
bobbysbits

this game got old really quick...

Doom64
Doom64

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alanthreonus
alanthreonus

The expansion pack is the only one I care about.

MegaXtreme
MegaXtreme

The Wii version will probably be awful, the DS edition sounds promising, and the PC iteration should go over well with the younger crowd. If they released the Creature Keeper on the DS or Wii, I bet it would sell like hotcakes. People eat up those virtual pet games anymore.

luisen123
luisen123

Why EA!? WHY?! Why do they always do this with Will Wright creations? :cry:

Inconnux
Inconnux

I am surprised that they would release more games under the 'spore' name considering the bad baggage that comes with it. I know I will pass

wiifan001
wiifan001

My little brother will be pleased to know that Spore is coming this year. :)