Electronic Arts and Maxis announced the release date of the Spore Creature Creator. Gamers will get it on June 17.
The demo game will be available in two different versions. There will be a paid version (for $9.99) and a free version that will be downloadable from Spore.com and included for free, bundled with The SimCity Box. The free version of the editor will only contain 25% of the available creature parts that are found within the paid version. The player will be able to "test drive" their creatures through different animations and allow the player to import friends' creatures through the Sporepedia at Spore.com.
Gamers will be able to share their creations with friends, via routes including uploads to YouTube.
In Spore you will taste evolution, taking characters from primordial existence to civilization. Besides the individual characters, Spore-ophiles will be able to establish tribes and conjure up buildings and vehicles, including UFOs.
Spore for the PC and the Mac will appear on September 5 in Europe and then two days later in North America, and a version for the Nintendo DS is also due at that time. A version for the Nintendo Wii will come sometime later.