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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 26, 2011 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Darkspore (PC)

Darkspore is an online action RPG in which players battle co-operatively across alien worlds against a deadly foe, as well as test their skills in multiplayer matches against players around the globe.

"The team set out with the goal of bringing something new and unique to the action RPG genre, and Darkspore has accomplished that," said Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of Maxis Studio. "Darkspore's Creature Creator technology, a first for the genre, provides players with unprecedented creative control over the look of their heroes while also determining in-game strengths and weaknesses. The gameplay experience is different for each person based on the individual choices that are made. The Creature Creator technology, combined with dynamic enemy AI and both co-op multiplayer and a number of PvP options, has resulted in one our most exciting offerings to date. We can't wait to see what players do with the game now that it's in their hands."

Unlike any other action RPG, Darkspore enables players to collect an arsenal of living weapons - genetic heroes with different combat abilities - and upgrade them with tens of thousands of collectible body parts and armor. With three distinct classes, five different genetic hero types, and an almost limitless number of customization options based on loot collected throughout the campaign, players can create any number of awesome Heroes with which to do battle. Utilizing technology from the award-winning Spore Creature Editor, players can modify heroes and their respective stats, in order to improve skill sets as well as changing the overall look of the three-Hero squad.

Join forces with up to three friends to play co-operatively through the campaign, or challenge other online players in 1v1 or 2v2 player vs. player modes. Developed by Maxis, Darkspore is now available for PC.

Darkspore is available at retail on PC in stores throughout North America and via digital download.

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