EA Unveils Diverse Spore Software Line-Up for 2009

January 22, 2009

EA Unveils Diverse Spore Software
Line-Up for 2009

Four Unique Launches Prove that
Possibilities in Spore are as Infinite as the Cosmos

The Spore franchise is evolving!
With more than 65 million pieces of user-created content shared online, fans
from around the globe have gravitated to the game’s powerful creativity-centered
experience and massively single-player content sharing site. This year, the
award-winning Spore franchise continues to evolve as Maxis, an Electronic Arts
Inc. studio announces four new titles, each designed to deliver a unique
experience to a specific audience; Spore Galactic Adventures, Spore Creature
Keeper*, Spore Hero* and Spore Hero Arena*. This roster offers unique gameplay
for space hunters, creature creators and action adventurers, proving that Spore
has something for everyone – gamers, kids and Nintendo fans alike.

“Last year was a very exciting year
for Maxis with the release of Spore. We were overwhelmed by the massive response
to the game from the millions of people that created, shared and played in the
Spore universe,” said General Manager of Maxis, Lucy Bradshaw. “This year we’re
going to experiment with new experiences that extend the powerful creativity
tools of Spore to all-new audiences. With the universe as our backdrop, the only
limit in the Spore universe is your own imagination.”

The next big bang for Spore on PC
comes this spring with the deeply immersive and customizable expansion pack,
Spore Galactic Adventures. Spore Galactic Adventures adds a tremendous amount of
variety and depth to the original “space game” in Spore, allowing players to
beam down to planets, play mission-based adventures and even create their own
customized adventures for the first time. Each adventure has a unique reward to
upgrade a space creature with special accessories – from an Energy Blade and
Stunning Charm to a Jump Jet and more. Players can fight their way to victory as
a Warrior, dance with new friends as a Bard, and much more. With an almost
unlimited number of user created adventures, there’s more to play than ever
before. The “adventure creator” in Spore Galactic Adventures gives gamers the
tools to make their own missions and share them with friends via
www.spore.com.

Younger Spore fans will have a blast
with the Spore Creature Keeper, a stand-alone PC game that has players
nurturing, training and playing with their own personally-created creature. With
lots of toys, clothes and gizmos to play with, players can pamper their pets to
perfection! With Spore Creature Keeper, fans can play with their creation alone
or have a play-date online for endless creature fun. Spore Creature Keeper
brings all the fun of creature creation to a new level by adding nurturing,
teaching and social components to the experience.

Spore will make its
highly-anticipated debut on the Nintendo Wii with Spore Hero, an all-new
adventure game focusing on creativity and evolution that was built from the
ground up for the unique controls for Wii. Spore Hero takes players on an
exciting adventure through a beautiful, colorful world. Spore Hero Arena for
Nintendo DS builds on the success of 2008’s hit Spore Creatures and allows
players to create fully-3D Spore creatures and take them into battle with an
array of other creatures across the galaxy. Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena
offer two all-new Spore experiences available exclusively for Nintendo platforms
this fall.

To learn more about Spore, to
download a free trial of the Spore Creature Creator, or to visit the more than
65 million player-created creations to date, please visit

www.spore.com

 

* Working title