Limited Galactic Edition announced for Spore

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We don't get our hands on Spore until September but Maxis and EA today announced the limited Galactic Edition of the highly anticipated game from the creators of The Sims™. This special box will contain the 'Making of Spore' DVD, “How to Build a Better Being” DVD from the National Geographic Channel, (NGC) ‘The Art ofSpore’ hardback minibook, a foldout Spore poster, and a premium 100 page Galactic Handbook.

“The Spore Galactic Edition is the ultimate backstage pass for the Spore universe,” said Patrick Buechner, vice president of marketing, Maxis. “The Spore Galactic Edition is an incredible collection of art, video and behind the scenes access to the development team for fans, along with some of the coolest, most collectable packaging in years. ”Spore gives players their own personal universe in a box".

Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs.

In North America, the MSRP for the Galactic Edition of Spore will be $79.99 while the regular edition is suggested at $49.99. Versions of Spore will ship for the PC, Mac, Nintendo DS™ and mobile phones on September 5, 2008 in Europe and September 7, 2008 in North America and Asia. “How to Build a Better Being” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on NGC and explores the science behind the theories of the game.

Fans can visit to download a free version of the Spore Creature Creator, sign up for the Spore newsletter or check out allnew screenshots and video of the game.

If you get a chance check out Laura's interview with the man behind Spore Will Wright. 


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    I am a little nervous about Spore. It will certainly help the PC's image as the great gaming option it always has been, and the creature creator is certainly a lot of fun., but it's been a really long time coming. I just hope the developers didn't dumb it down too much, I'll more than likely get it, however, it's time something new and original came out.

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