Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Spore Goes Dark

Another one of EA's announcements made today was a surprising twist to the Spore Series.

Darkspore is an action adventure RPG title brought out by Maxis, akin to most dungeon looting titles including the masterful Diablo series. Players assume the role of hand-crafted Spore creatures as they fight off the mutated foes known as the Darkspore.
Darkspore will feature three unique classes of five different genetic hero types, with a limitless number of upgrades and customizations available through the parts players collect on each planet level. As players progress, Darkspore builds in intensity, with new planets and enemy forces requiring players to strategically select the right squad and ability combinations to succeed in their missions.
Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of Maxis Studio went on to explain that the company's developers decided to work on an Action RPG genre title, as a means to expand the creation aspects of the Spore franchise.

The game was demonstrated at EA's press event, and a few more details emerged. For one, DNA is the game's currency, used to boost player's abilities. The game always has three creatures at once on your side, so you can change between who you want to play as on the fly. The game apparently has a Dungeon AI Director, but the levels do not appear randomly generated.

Darkspore is set for a PC release in February 2011.


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