Spore heading to the Nintendo DS

By Dan Zuccarelli . February 2, 2007 . 12:05pm

spore10.jpgAfter many months of rumor and speculation, all the talk can be put to rest. Next-Gen is reporting that Will Wright’s opus Spore is in fact coming out for the Nintendo DS. The game has been written about ad nausem for a few years now, and now it’s not just PC players that will get to enjoy the game.

What has me most excited is the potential of using the Wi-Fi connection. In the PC version, creatures you make will populate other players’ worlds. Hopefully the DS will take advantage of it’s Wi-Fi connection to do something similar, kind of like they did with Nintendogs. Or perhaps some interactivity with a future (hopefully) Wii version of Spore.

If not, the touch screen and portability make it something worth looking into. Now we just need Simcity DS to come out in the states!! 

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  • Veilknight

    Can’t say anybody really saw this coming. Spore coming to the DS does make sense though, considering the handheld’s big installed base. Talk about the most unexpected announcement since Dragon Quest IX was set for release on the DS by Square-Enix.

    Spore correlates to DQ IX in the sense that it will be a system seller on release, selling immediately on its launch date and likewise pushing the handheld further into more people’s home in the US and Japan, respectively.

  • Andreas

    If what Veilknight said about this game being a system seller is true, then Nintendo REALLY has their work cut out for them. Since around late October, I’ve noticed the demand for the DS to surge high dramatically. I know that Nintendo is working on producing more units to accommodate the growing demand both in what I’ve read and in what I see in my store’s sales floor. We get calls for DS Lites on a daily basis and we’re always either short supplied or out of stock.

  • Veilknight

    Slightly off topic to be sure, but I didn’t know you owned your own gaming store Andreas. Can you tell me the name and where its located? I probably don’t live even near where your store resides, but its just something I’d like to know.

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