For the ultimate Spore fan, Maxis, an Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio today announced the limited Galactic Edition of the highly-anticipated game from the creators of The Sims. This special box will contain the ‘Making of Spore’ DVD, ‘The Art of Spore’ hardback mini-book, a fold-out Spore poster, and a premium 100-page Galactic Handbook. The Galactic Edition will also feature a DVD documentary from the National Geographic Channel called “How to Build a Better Being”.
The Spore Galactic Edition is the ultimate backstage pass for the Spore universe. The Spore Galactic Edition is an incredible collection of art, video and behind-the-scenes access to the development team for fans, along with some of the coolest, most collectable packaging in years. – Patrick Buechner, vice president of marketing, Maxis.
Spore gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs.
In the UK the Galactic Edition of Spore will be available for £44.99 while the regular edition will retail at £39.99. Versions of Spore will ship for the PC, Mac, Nintendo DS™ and mobile phones on the 5th September 2008.