Darkspore officially delayed until April, more betas announced

By Brenna Hillier
18 March 2011 00:44 GMT

The official forum for DarkSpore has confirmed that the game will miss its March 29 release and instead release towards the end of April. More betas are planned during this time as well.

Here’s the official blurb:

“In order to make the best game possible, the team has decided to take additional time to incorporate more of your [beta] 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.”

Although no official word has come from EA, that’s rather official itself.

Earlier today, retail listings suggested the action-RPG would miss its planned release at the end of the month.

Big Download noted Gamestop‘s online listing for Darkspore being changed to May 3.

Amazon also revised the launch date to May 31, while Steam is showing simply “May”.

We contacted EA representatives for comment, but have yet to hear anything back.

Darkspore was expected to release on PC on March 29, after a series of recent beta tests. Built on Spore’s engine, the hybrid action RPG features competitive and co-operative multiplayer and extensive character customisation.

Look for it in the US April 26 and and Europe April 28, then.

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