Gamespot: Spore Hero Arena First Look
Posted by ballightning on May 27, 2009
Gamespot have had their first look at Spore Hero Arena, and it appears the game is going to focus on action.
Spore Creatures did extremely well for Electronic Arts last year, so it’s no surprise that the company would want to continue the trend by bringing Spore once again to Nintendo’s handheld. At an Electronic Arts press event in Los Angeles, we got our first glance at Spore Hero Arena and tinkered a bit with the creature creator. We weren’t given too many details except that this is going to be very much focused on action, but we did get to see how the controls work and what is potentially in store for Spore Hero Arena.
The premise of the game is to become a galactic champion by competing in arena-based battles. The story is set in the same universe as the Wii game, except instead of riding on the tail of a meteor and crash-landing on a mysterious planet, your ship gets hit by this meteor and you wind up stranded on an unknown planet anyway. You meet the Forgotten Master, who tells you about the evil creatures that spawned from the red meteors and have corrupted all of the arena champions by creating championship medals. You are immune to this corruption, so your job is to win back the medals and become the new champion.