Darkspore beta dates announced, gameplay shown

Maxis has announced the beta period for their new action RPG, Darkspore, is set to start this month and run for five weeks. The video above shows off some of the game’s features, and what beta participants will get a first look at, from customization to combat. It’s a good watch, possibly even turning the hearts of those who dislike the previous Spore games. Possibly.

Interested players can head over to the game’s website and register for a chance at last minute access.