Darkspore launch trailer. Now available

Darkspore Hero creation
DarkSpore has been released for PC and is now available in retail stores or via Steam for play on PC and Mac.

Darkspore is an online Action RPG which gives a unique spin on Spore. In Darkspore, 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. Collect your army of genetic heroes, customize them with upgrades, and build dominating tactical squads.

Dive into epic levels of customization, vast hero collection, and intense combat where every choice changes the fight!

“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.

Here is the launch trailer for Darkspore.

Here is a look at the Hero Editor that allows you to customize your own character.

Key features of DarkSpore include:

  • Persistent multiplayer online co-op gameplay.
  • Dozens of heroes, hundreds of enemies, thousands of collectible upgrades.
  • Award-winning hero editing technology allows for limitless customization.
  • Both co-op campaigns and PvP arenas.