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Spore Arrives on PC, Nintendo DS September 7

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Ending years of speculation, EA Maxis has announced that its long, long, long-awaited evolution simulator Spore will hit PC, Nintendo DS, and Mac on September 7, 2008. No mention was made of the upcoming Wii edition.

Lead designer Will Wright, the renowned visionary behind the long-running Sims franchise, had previously stated the game was on track for a spring 2008 release, though EA would only confirm that the game would hit "before holidays" in a recent conference call.

"The wait is almost over," said Wright. "We're in our final stages of testing and polish with Spore, and the team at Maxis can't wait to see the cosmos of content created by the community later this year."

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Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    February 12, 2008 9:53 AM

    better-be-good-for-this-long-of-a-wait

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      February 12, 2008 1:10 PM

      It's Will Wright, I don't see how it can be bad.

      *goes back to SimCity 4*

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      February 12, 2008 1:38 PM

      For whatever reason, it doesn't seem like an outrageously long development time to me.

      Spore development was first revealed in what, 2005? So it will have been in the public eye for 3 years by release (obviously it was under development before then).

      Heck, we knew about Doom 3 for 4 years before its release.

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      February 12, 2008 2:33 PM

      How about a little game named TF2.. only 8 years on that one!

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      February 12, 2008 4:15 PM

      Is anyone else really pissed off at how a certain game single-handedly increased expectations/dread for games that under-go unusual development time? It was kind of like a stake in the whole "it took this long so it's gotta be good" belief.

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