So, yeah, my daughter is bummed. She’s a huge SPORE fan and the idea of Darkspore is right up her alley and she was all pumped to get skull cracking with her creation but now EA and Maxis have delayed the game until April per the Darkspore forums:
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Darkspore beta! We’ve received really positive feedback about the game, as well as some suggestions of things you’d like to see. We’re really close, but in order to make the best game possible, the team has decided to take additional time to incorporate more of your feedback. Darkspore will now be available in NA April 26 and across EU/APAC beginning April 28. The beta will not be available this weekend, but we’re excited to announce that we’ll have more betas where you’ll have a chance to experience new game updates. We’re also planning an open beta for everyone in April, so you can invite any friends to play with you to check out the game and have the opportunity to provide further feedback. Thanks again for your support, and we’ll see you in the game!
For more info check out the Darkspore home page: http://darkspore.com
Some cool videos on that site if you haven’t checked them out.