A v1.03 patch for Spore is now live, offering a couple of bug fixes and some free parts in the Creature Creator.
The design team has included 24 new exoskeleton limbs in the patch, all of which can be combined with parts from Creepy & Cute Parts pack to create new creatures.
The patch will be downloaded automatically when the game starts. It can also be downloaded manually using the EA Download Manager.
A new video detailing the cell phase of Spore has been released. The video shows the evolution of the creatures at the very basic level.
Spore is due out this September on PC, Mac and DS.
Following up on word that Spore is ‘six months’ away from release, game designer Will Wright let it slip that the title is also in development for the Wii. “We’re doing Spore on the Wii,” he mentioned casually in a talk with Guardian Unlimited. It was previously declared that the game would arrive on “all platforms,” though it was never for the Nintendo console till now. Portable versions of the game are also said to be in development.
Wright expressed his love for the Wii, terming it as the only “next-generation” console on the market. “The PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement,” he said. “But the Wii feels like a major jump–not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic.”
He also expressed his love for the PC: “Every generation it’s like ‘the PC’s dead! The PC’s dead!’ But it carries on growing when consoles are flat for five years. At the moment I can get better graphics on my PC than I can on the PS3.”
EuroGamer carries confirmation from Leipzig that a version of Spore is in development for consoles, though it won’t be released alongside the PC and DS versions. This comes straight from Maxis, the development studio itself, from behind a closed-doors meeting.
Spore comes from Sims creator Will Wright, seeing players evolving a single-celled organism into a complex creature and eventually creating an entire civilization. It’s expected to hit stores next Spring.
Gamespot reports that Spore will not be released until the second half of 2007. This comes straight from Will Wright, the guy behind the game (and The Sims), who states that this release window is “for now”, implying that the release hasn’t been set in stone yet.
The site also reports that the highly anticipated next-gen entry in the Alone in the Dark series has been delayed. Atari, the game’s publisher, revealed that the game is in development for release during its fiscal 2008, which runs from April 2007-March 2008. Curiously, the company only mentioned the title’s presence on PS3 and Xbox 360; the PC edition went unmentioned.
EA has announced its lineup for this years E3, which begins tomorrow. The lineup consists of titles for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP and the PC which will be shown in booth #1000 in the South Hall.
The mega-publisher will be showing off the recently-announced Army of Two, Will Wrights Spore, and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars behind closed doors at the event. EA will also be showing off Madden NFL 07 for the PS3, X360, Wii, PSP and DS at the show. Other titles include NASCAR 07, Battlefield 2142, Crysis, Battle for Middle-earth II (X360), Superman Returns and Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover.
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A rather long, but impressive video of Spore is up on Google Videos (embedded below) that shows off some action from the upcoming Will Wright game.