EA continues to release bite-sized snippets of information on Spore, the evolutionary life sim due out this September. First up was the cell phase, and now we've reached the creature phase, which occurs after your little critter takes its first tentative steps onto land.
You'll be exploring a lush new world populated by other players' creations, and how you interact with them determines how you evolve, just as how you performed in cell phase determine which of three powers you get in creature stage.
I'm assuming there will be more of these as we slip into the summer months, EA's way of holding up a boom box playing Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" as Spore enters the home stretch.
Introducing Spore Creature Stage
The Spore Team is proud to present the Creature Stage, the second stage in the Spore universe. You begin Creature Stage as a simple organism which has just sprouted legs and wandered onto land for the first time. This stage takes place on a 3-D world filled with lush plant life and life forms of all shapes and sizes. Gather DNA points as you interact with other creatures either socially or aggressively. Collect new parts, then use the Creature Creator to spend your DNA and expand your creature's abilities. Discover countless new species as you explore your strange new world, all of them created by other players. Depending on how you played Cell Stage, your creature will begin Creature Stage with one of three super powers at its disposal. It's a race of the species to become the first sentient creature on your planet!