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Electronic Arts to ship 'Spore' in September

"Spore," the highly anticipated game from "Sims" creator Will Wright, will go on sale for PCs on the weekend of Sept. 7, video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Tuesday.
/ Source: The Associated Press

"Spore," the highly anticipated game from "Sims" creator Will Wright, will go on sale for PCs on the weekend of Sept. 7, video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Tuesday.

Dubbed a "massively single-player" game, "Spore" lets users create a universe, evolving from tiny organisms into civilizations capable of intergalactic travel. It is one of the video game industry's most highly anticipated titles.

Shares of Electronic Arts rose $2.93, or 6.3 percent, to $49.28 in afternoon trading. The stock has ranged from $43.62 to $61.62 over the past year.