Spore, My Sims confirmed for DS

Electronic Arts confirms Will Wright's evolutionary game is coming to Nintendo's dual-screen handheld, as is the Wii version of The Sims.

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Just under a year ago, a job listing revealed that Electronic Arts was hiring developers for a portable version of Spore, Will Wright's forthcoming evolutionary game. Though the listing was clearly for "game systems and content for SPORE Handheld title," it did not say whether it would follow The Sims 2's lead and come to both the PSP and the DS.

Today during the conference call following Electronics Arts' third-quarter earnings report, executives from the publisher finally confirmed that Spore is coming to the DS as well as the PC. Speaking to analysts, EA CFO Warren Jenson said, "[With] Spore, we will be not only focusing on the PC and online; we are launching this innovative experience on the NDS." The game will be released sometime during EA's next fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2008.

Though no further details on the DS version of Spore were disclosed, DS fans got some other good news. The Wii version of the Sims, which features a more cartoony visual style, will be ported to the dual-screen handheld. Both games will go by the moniker My Sims and will also be released sometime during EA's coming fiscal year.

Discussion

226 comments
fienno123
fienno123

im getting the wii version. maybe the ds one if it has mutiplaer like going into ppls towns. then i defently will!!

swimmi_34
swimmi_34

this ... totally...... roks!!!!!!!!!

danhudy
danhudy

Looks cool but a long time to wait =P **Naruto Rules**!!

xanst
xanst

I hope the DS spore is sprite based~

zrvnavi
zrvnavi

finally a great game for the ds

War-Tex
War-Tex

Spore for DS? OMG....

Magikarp4Sushi
Magikarp4Sushi

Spore for DS? That's the sexiest thing I've heard today. I second that.

razorthegreat
razorthegreat

Spore for DS? That's the sexiest thing I've heard today.

coolasj19
coolasj19

multi platform spore all system

Gabeboygenius
Gabeboygenius

Really cool, The DS doesn't even has abysmal graphics

paullywog
paullywog

i hope the DS version doesn't suck.

BurningTimes
BurningTimes

Why not spore for the wii??? That makes way more sense...

Romanticide
Romanticide

Great idea, but this will be ruined by EA's uncaring developers. This will rock on PC but the handheld version will no doubt be total crap.

Rizer
Rizer

Looks interesting, anyway. I'm not sure about the cross platform thing going from PC to DS though. Hopefull DS Spores will not be a lame version of the PC experience like with some other games I could mention.

vaders_fist
vaders_fist

I hope that this doesn't end up like one of those games that we had hige expectations for, but ends up failing in the end. Like Splinter Cell DS

Ryle_Boy
Ryle_Boy

GTCzeero My Sims has a cartoony style? Sigh, yet another kids game for Nintendo So Cartoony means its for kids? Well, congratulations, that's some of the stupidest logic I've ever heard.

Jondommy
Jondommy

nothing wrong with cartoony games. People who whine about "kiddy games"? Funny how they need to grow up.

GTCzeero
GTCzeero

My Sims has a cartoony style? Sigh, yet another kids game for Nintendo.

Torment777
Torment777

I cant wait for spore on the DS because the two things they they cut out/down will be graphics and multiplayer-neither of which i care about

Baroncx
Baroncx

spor will be good. not sure about the ds version though.

QuoBi
QuoBi

if you read the article they sound like they are trying to make a special version of it for ds, i am thinking by the sound of things it will hold true to the game, cutting back on a few things obviously but making it unique because of the nds capabilities. btw, dont compare ds to a gameboy, its like comparing an N64 to a Super Nintendo

supergamer25
supergamer25

when i bought a Sims game for GBA way-back-when, i thought it was going to be like the pc version but, you know, on the go. But it had a story I had to follow, I couldnt build a house or do what i wanted. The game was just linear. The portable version of any Will Wright's games will probaly not even come close to the customization and pwness of the original.

mojahid_1st
mojahid_1st

seems to me there is a lot of negative opinion on a hand held title for a PC game that has not even been released yet.... hmmm

EccoCid
EccoCid

it will be a shadow of PC version :(

juansouto
juansouto

it'll be interesting to see how it works on the ds...if it turns out right, i'll be buying it

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

could be good. by the way, in all fairness the Urbz was universally sh1t, not just on the DS.

whiplash
whiplash

Just the physics of the Spore creatures alone would probably be too much for the DS to handle... the dynamic skeletal analysis for movement, interaction, etc. Besides, after seeing the Urbz, I doubt EA puts a lot of commitment behinds its DS development. Here's hoping they prove me wrong!

Dill-Man
Dill-Man

YES!! spore for DS=best announcement of DS game ever

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

how spores is going to be played on the DS is going to be interesting...

Anthony9000
Anthony9000

this is great but im still getting it for the pc because i would like a big screen for this game

ZagZagovich
ZagZagovich

Pretty good news. Of course it will not be as good as PC version, but not a bad game.

Thulhu
Thulhu

I remember reading in an interview with Will Wright, before the DS version of Spore was tabled (and just recently resurrected) that Will Wright himself loves the DS, and was saying that he had all kinds of plans for special DS-specific gameplay features; didn't make it sound like a watered-down version. Of course, then they said they weren't going to do it at all. Time will tell, I guess.

dunedain-ranger
dunedain-ranger

it's going to be great to see how they use the touch-screen to manipulate how the creatures are

jjr10
jjr10

The urbs was great. I really need to look at spore. Everyones going on about it.

SM42
SM42

Spore for the DS is doomed to suck. Look at the DS version of The Sims 2 and The Urbz. They seriously need to make Spore for the Wii, though. COME ON WILL WRIGHT! GET YOUR FRIGGIN' ACT TOGETHER!!1!

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

spore for the ds there may be hope for that game after all making it only for pc means it was doomed but no console is hotter than the ds so this means ill get it and ea will find a new audience in the game market" Nintendo fan kids who like pokemon"

NathanHawkins
NathanHawkins

I'd much rather play the PC version, because I would suspect that the DS version will be watered down; however, I am happy that Spore is coming to the DS as well. Games like this one need more exposure in order to help expand gaming diversity. The DS has done this for several different and new genres, and Spore seems like an appropriate fit in the DS's eclectic roster.

ryanwh
ryanwh

Im wondering if the DS version will be a twist on the PC spore or just a very scaled down Spore. Cus there's no way all the variables from the PC version could work on the DS. Makes me think the DS version probably never leaves its planet.