Maxis is happy to announce today the opening of a new closed beta for its upcoming online action RPG Darkspore! The game will be available to PC gamers in the UK on April 28, 2011, and Maxis is using the additional time to further balance and fine-tune the game, incorporating fan input, so that the game is just right when unleashed toward the end of next month.

Prospective gamers can experience Darkspore early by jumping into the new closed beta, which is now open and lasts throughuntil 19.00 on Friday,1stApril. The beta is available exclusively on Steam [click here to download the Beta via Steam, or click here to download Steam]. Following the simple instructions there, players will be battling the Darkspore with up to 4 people in co-op and enjoying the intense 1v1 or 2v2 PvP action the game has to offer in no time!

In addition, to learn more about Darkspore, check out Producer Diaries 1-4 and Hero Spotlight Videos 1 and 2 on theDarkspore YouTube Channel here.

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