DarkSpore - Preview and Release Date
There's a rather good preview for this game over at Gamereactor UK, probably because it's based on hands-on experience with this game. The author praises this game, comparing it to Diablo, but with a few elements that helps set it apart:
There are 25 heroes or characters to play around with in Darkspore. You unlock them as you progress in the game, and you assemble a team of three that you use in each mission. Each hero has a specific type and class. Zrin for instance, is a plasma type and a sentinel class. He uses his big flaming fists to do damage up close. Another example would be Sage, a bio type whose a tempest. Sage is more of a mage type who does ranged damage and has healing powers, he also spawns little helpers who engage enemies at close range. You can switch between the three characters in your team at any time (short cool down after switching), but the real beauty lies in how each hero comes with a squad ability that can be used by all members of the group.
This post on EA's official forums by Maxis community manager "Maxiscactus" reveals that the release date for this game is 29th of March for North America and 1st of April for Europe.
There's been a lot of buzz on when the official release date for Darkspore will be. You've heard it here first. Darkspore will be released in North America on March 29th, 2011 and in Europe on April 1st, 2011. Can't wait for the game to get into your hands. The countdown is getting closer and closer!
Genre: Hack & Slash
Release: In development