Special Galactic Edition is Jammed Packed With Out-Of-This-World Extras

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the ultimate Spore fan, Maxis, an Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:ERTSNews) 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, How to Build a Better Being DVD from the National Geographic Channel, (NGC) The Art of Spore hardback mini-book, a fold-out Spore poster, and a premium 100-page Galactic Handbook.

The Spore Galactic Edition is the ultimate backstage pass for the Spore universe, said Patrick Buechner, vice president of marketing, Maxis. 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.

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 North America, the MSRP for the Galactic Edition of Spore will be $79.99 while the regular edition is suggested at $49.99. Versions of Spore will ship for the PC, Mac, Nintendo DS and mobile phones on September 5, 2008 in Europe and September 7, 2008 in North America and Asia.

How to Build a Better Being premieres Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on NGC and explores the science behind the theories of the game.

Fans can visit www.Spore.com to download a free version of the Spore Creature Creator, sign up for the Spore newsletter or check out all-new screenshots and video of the game. Members of the media can visit EAs press site at www.info.ea.com for information about all of EAs games.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS FreestyleTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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Source:  BusinessWire