Spore begins mitosis

Will Wright's galactic-scale life sim has gone gold, will undergo rapid asexual reproduction in preparation for September launch.

Will Wright's upcoming game Spore lets players guide the progress of life from a single-celled organism to a space-faring species. Today, much like the interstellar travelers featured in the game, Electronic Arts announced that Spore has completed its long journey and gone gold.

Spore is set for release on the Mac and the PC on September 5 in Europe and September 7 in North America and Asia. The game will be available in standard and "Galactic" editions, which will sell in the US for $50 and $80, respectively. The extra $30 will net gamers a pair of DVDs, a hardback art book, a poster, and a premium 100-page "Galactic Handbook." A DS spin-off, Spore Creatures, will go on sale worldwide on September 7.

Gamers whose platforms of choice were not mentioned can still take heart. Electronic Arts has confirmed a Wii edition is in development, and other console versions have also been hinted at.

For more on Spore, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on impressions.

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luke_gt
luke_gt

They forgot to mention that it comes out in Ausdtralia on the 4th. Finally, for the first time Australia will actually get something before everyone else.

wswedin
wswedin

I am afraid that gamespot will have no choice but to give it 10/10, with all the other major gaming news networks. :)

henrique2006
henrique2006

stupid people, forgot brazil will have september 5th as well, just a bunch of people that did count just the "good" countries and the cheap work ones.

Almorac
Almorac

A 100-Page "Galactic Handbook" huh? ... I have to ask... Would anybody actually read it, or would they play Spore? I guess you could read a couple pages while you install the game, but beyond that would you ever read it? Just an observation I'm having. Besides that I can't wait to see this come out.

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

Spore or LBP, damn is such a hard decition.

FlakyFlakeMachi
FlakyFlakeMachi

hahaha! omg i cant believe we're getting it before north America and Asia for once!

jedikevin2
jedikevin2

hurry up time!!!! i want spore now!!!!

Roronoa_ZoroHUN
Roronoa_ZoroHUN

I don't think I'll be playing other games for a while if Spore arrives. More than 4 years of waiting, and now finally it's so close I can feel it...

Mehzzz
Mehzzz

I've been waiting for Spore for over a year now and i'm more excited than ever! For those who have low/adveradge spec PCs, dont worry. I have a pretty low spec PC and i can play the creature creator fine on max settings. Hope its the same for the full game though. :P

towelie892
towelie892

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gob__bluth
gob__bluth

I actually had the honor of QAing it a little while back, and all I can say is that it delivers on the hype! Gorgeous, gorgeous game.

jazilla
jazilla

I saw Will Wright play this game for about 20 minutes at Comic-Con. This is the one game I saw there that I HAVE to play. Little Big Planet and The Force Unleashed look great too, but this is one of the deepest games I have ever seen.

punk_shorty27
punk_shorty27

It looks really good! I can't wait to buy it!

mikewalsh69
mikewalsh69

looks so good. i wish it was coming to the consoles. oh well, pc's need some love too lol. gonna get this if my specs can handle it

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Not much coming out around the 7th so I'll give it a go but I have my doubts.

lendrahcir
lendrahcir

SecuROM sucks! Game seems good though.

ImOldGreg
ImOldGreg

Owww I would really enjoy a 360 verson for christmas....come on Mr wright, Ive been a good boy!!

Master_Alistair
Master_Alistair

i found this out about 30 mins before they did yay! cant wait!

Peets83
Peets83

only a few players won't buy it cause of secuRom, they won't even notice it.

typeRseries
typeRseries

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Noob_Krusher
Noob_Krusher

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Noob_Krusher
Noob_Krusher

so about this being "meiosis" if it creating more copies of separate games.

StumpyTrash
StumpyTrash

This game looks awesome. This will be available on every platform known to mankind... you know EA won't miss out on a buck.

Agreb91
Agreb91

I can't wait for Spore.

kingyotoX
kingyotoX

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kingyotoX
kingyotoX

I am really excited about this game.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

I will be playing this game non stop until Star Trek Online comes out :lol: Which means I will be playing it forevvvvverrrrrr.

trav_have
trav_have

Its been a long wait for this since it was announced. I cant wait any longer than September.

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

I must admit I am curious to see what all the hype about this game has been. I kinda grew out of the whole god game genre but this one may bring me back in.

lew_0911
lew_0911

Oh God. The headline is so replete with astounding scientific jargon - it's so witty, I am so going to buy this one.

AOM_Ian
AOM_Ian

This is going to be the best game ever! Can't wait.

ar4devil
ar4devil

Those are great news, and yeah, living in eurome sucks if you like to buy video games, 100$ for a game realy damages my wallet... drew38930, no one will hate you cause you know your biology :)

Nax38
Nax38

drew38930 I should pay more a attention to your biology classes, mitosis IS a reprodution.

why9090909090
why9090909090

see, this is one of those games that i want, but it comes out the same time with the other games i want as well... i'll get Mercenaries once it comes out, and i'll wait for the review of this game to make my decision, because the force unleashed comes out right after also, and i'm deffinatly getting my hands on that game.. so i'll wait for gamer's reviews before i get this one

VelociBlade
VelociBlade

This game is gonan be great. I also have a preorder.

ko_threat
ko_threat

Alright, I got my preorder, and I can't wait!

dominator3333
dominator3333

lol 30 dollars??? in europe games cost 100-150 dollars