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EA Confirms Sci-Fi Action/RPG Darkspore

Tuesday during EA's big 5-title-reveal event, the company officially announced the sci-fi themed action/RPG game for the PC and Mac, DarkSpore. Currently in development by Maxis, the game will offer both a single-player campaign and an online multiplayer mode for up to four players in co-op. Maxis said that the game was inspired by the creature editor in Spore, however the team also drew from "passion for gaming and prior experience."

"DarkSpore will feature dynamic, fast-paced action as players battle across alien worlds to save the galaxy from the mutated forces of DarkSpore in a four-player co-operative and full single-player campaign, as well as intense multiplayer battles," EA said. "In order to defeat the malicious DarkSpore, players will need to collect an arsenal of living weapons--genetic heroes with different combat abilities--and upgrade them with tens of thousands of collectible body parts and armor."

The game will feature three unique classes of five different genetic hero types. The game seems to run on the same mechanics as Spore--as the beasts advance in levels, additional upgrades become available. And like the typical RPG, planets will unlock as the

player advances, requiring better squads and abilities to successfully complete missions (quests).

Naturally EA has uploaded a Flash-laden site offering a few tidbits regarding the game such as "living weapons," planets, the game's editor, and more. Expect the game to go retail in February 2011. In the meantime, click on the image below to pull up the entire DarkSpore library.

  • smile9999
    I guess will see if it turns out good, I loved the creature editor in spore didnt like the game though
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  • sliem
    "In the meantime, click on the image below to pull up the entire DarkSpore library."

    Where?
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    Spored failed majorly because of it's terrible DRM.

    Hopefully they've learned their lesson by not plaguing darkspore with horrible DRM.
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  • TheDuke
    looks interesting to me
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  • Regulas
    Spore was severely infected with DRM, EA may have learned that lesson though. Will be an interesting game to follow and see if it is worth my cash.
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  • Regulas
    Strider-Hiryu_79Spored failed majorly because of it's terrible DRM.Hopefully they've learned their lesson by not plaguing darkspore with horrible DRM.Sorry dude, did not copy I read yours after my post.
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  • jerreece
    sliem"In the meantime, click on the image below to pull up the entire DarkSpore library."Where?
    Think they meant the two pictures to the "side" of the article. :) Not below like they stated.
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    regulasSorry dude, did not copy I read yours after my post.
    LOL no worries. I'm sure we're not the only ones who were excited about this game only to be let down by that nightmare of a DRM. :D
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    ^The first spore game that is.
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  • Lutfij
    hmmm i just hope they happen to be better than the C&C series from EA
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