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EA, Maxis announce Darkspore

EA, Maxis announce Darkspore

EA and Maxis have announced Darkspore, a new RPG inspired by Spore and set for a 2011 release.

Electronic Arts and Maxis have announced Darkspore, a new online, science-fiction action-RPG.

There are few details on the game at the moment, but initial information points to it being inspired heavily by the technology behind Maxis' earlier title, Spore.

"Darkspore is inspired in part by the award-winning creature editor tech of Spore, but also in large part from the team’s own passion for gaming and prior experience,” said Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of Maxis Studio. “The team has combined these inspirations to produce a unique take on the action RPG genre.

"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."

The aim of the game is to defeat the eponymous Darkspore using a roster of 'living weapons' who have access to different combat abilities. There are said to be tens of thousands of collectible body parts for players to collect.

So, basically, it sounds like Spore mixed with Diablo at the moment.

Check out our Spore review for more information on Maxis' inspiration, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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ImInTheZoneBaby 21st July 2010, 11:50 Quote
Anything Diablo-ish is good in my books.
Y'know, if they do it correctly.
maximus09 21st July 2010, 12:58 Quote
sounds like it could be good
rickysio 21st July 2010, 14:00 Quote
Sounds like it could be good.
wgy 21st July 2010, 14:45 Quote
sounds like it could be "good"
C-Sniper 21st July 2010, 15:18 Quote
Why is Maxis on this? They need to be developing a successor to Sim City 4
Tokukachi 21st July 2010, 15:21 Quote
Sounds a bit like Impossible Creatures, which, IMO, was underrated :)
Abhorsen 21st July 2010, 15:50 Quote
Has potential no doubt about it.
DarkLord7854 21st July 2010, 15:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImInTheZoneBaby
Anything Diablo-ish is good in my books.
Y'know, if they do it correctly.
Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus09
sounds like it could be good

This is Spore all over again.. "ooh this looks cool" and then they deliver a big steaming pile of sh*t.



I want a new (proper) Sim City.
kenco_uk 21st July 2010, 16:42 Quote
Sounds like it 'could be' good.
sheninat0r 21st July 2010, 17:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkLord7854
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImInTheZoneBaby
Anything Diablo-ish is good in my books.
Y'know, if they do it correctly.
Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus09
sounds like it could be good

This is Spore all over again.. "ooh this looks cool" and then they deliver a big steaming pile of sh*t.



I want a new (proper) Sim City.

I played probably hundreds of hours of SimCity 3000, but I could never get into 4 for some reason. It probably had something to do with the fact that it ran worse than Crysis for some unfathomable reason.
cheeriokilla 21st July 2010, 19:17 Quote
It sounds good, but the gameplay they showed yesterday at the conference points at a slow paced rpg, probably as dumbed down as spore was in any of it's gameplay aspects (not talking about the editors)
thehippoz 21st July 2010, 19:35 Quote
I liked spore.. I dunno why but flying to the center of the galaxy was very addicting- when you finally got there though xD wth was that
pimonserry 21st July 2010, 21:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neat69
Sounds a bit like Impossible Creatures, which, IMO, was underrated :)

The Creature Creator in that was amazing! Ahh, back in the day..
LordPyrinc 22nd July 2010, 05:58 Quote
Spore was fun for the first few weeks. Haven't really played it since.
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