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Maxis and EA unveil Darkspore

Wow… EA just let loose a big ol’ surprise early on in today's press conference. Following the inevitable Sims 3 expansion, Maxis jolted the audience with a completely unexpected direction for its Spore franchise. Ladies and Gentlemen: Darkspore! And just look at that art...  

Darkspore isn’t a direct extension of Spore, as it’s an action-RPG that will take place in its own sci-fi universe. Watching it in motion, it looks like a lovely little Diablo-esque loot hack with a crapload of custimization. Better still, Maxis claims Darkspore will take a couple cues from the Spore character creator (Which for most people, was the most fun thing about Spore, anyway.)

The press conference emphasized a focus on co-op and customization, as the players toil to build an arsenal of “living weapons” by collecting DNA used to "level up" level up your multiple heroes with atributes. You'll be able to switch between the numerous characters you create on the fly in order to deal with enemies appropriately.

Hopefully, the more mature tone will loosen the restriction of character creation a bit, finally freeing us up to create the best and brightest dick and balls combinations our minds can conjure! Seriously, can you picture the phalluses we could create with this thing?!

The game is set for release on PC in February of 2011, and we’re already imaging a colossal gothic boner fit for a Tim Burton movie!

Jul 20, 2010

10 comments

  • Spybreak8 - July 21, 2010 7:35 a.m.

    Haha uuummm yeeaaaahh I've got a sore spot with Spore. I didn't mind it but then found myself hating the game at the space level. An action RPG might be cool but seriously another Diablo clone?
  • ADiN4Brawl - July 21, 2010 4:21 a.m.

    OMGWTFBBQ!!! i hope we some more grox in it!!
  • JuliePeesgood - July 21, 2010 3:02 a.m.

    Haha ... Looks like Spore brings out the best in everybody ...
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 21, 2010 2 a.m.

    My problem here is that they tried to make Spore, and fked it up, but there were a few nice and interesting things about it all the same, so they took those things and built a new game around them which is this, ok, but now here comes my problem: Why call it fking spore? Or Darkspore, w/e, why have Spore in the name, makes no fking sense... Spore was shit and this isn't Spore, I never wanted to hear the name spore again, it just stood for a period of time when EA were complete wankers to the pc market, this came out for just pc, and we ripped the shit out of it, and enjoyed it, stupid bastards -_-. Call it: "Something Epic" instead... much better. @ Felix HA, NOOB!!!!! Run along and molest your wii -_-
  • CrashmanX - July 20, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    @Felix, what the hell are you saying? Are you saying your PCs specs just suck too much to play it? If so, thats what Recommended Requirements are for. Back on topic, sounds like fun, though not "Unexpected" at all really. I heard about DarkSpore being mentioned some time ago.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - July 20, 2010 9:50 p.m.

    Whoa, what?
  • Felixthecat - July 20, 2010 9:30 p.m.

    FUCK Spore, I bought it thinking EITHER of my Computers, and I was sorely mistake. Waste of £30.
  • ScruffMoney - July 20, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    What is this? It sounds like a horrible idea. Nothing about Spore screamed "this would be awesome as an action RPG"
  • enlargedhousecats - July 20, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    somehow, I'm not interested in this game
  • arturus1000 - July 20, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    Wow. Looks interesting. I hope the Co - op's online, instead of being on one PC. I have a pen - pal whom i play games with.

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