Spore video game gets September release date

  • Chertsey (UK) - Electronic Arts has set a launch date for Spore, the anticipated computer and Nintendo DS game from "Sims" creator Will Wright.

    Spore was first announced a couple years ago, and is the first major project for Wright since his phenomenal success with the Sims franchise.  

    It allows players to create their own creatures, their own environments, and even their own planets.  The goal of the game is to successfully manage a universe through five phases of evolution.

    The game will launch simultaneously on PC, Mac, Nintendo DS, and mobile phone platforms, on September 7.

    Last year, Electronic Arts announced a partnership with TransGaming to use the Cider Portability Engine as a way to more quickly port PC games to the Mac platform.  Since then, EA has released several titles on both formats simultaneously, getting rid of huge delays that previously plagued the Mac community.