Spore will be released here for PC on 5th September 2008 and in the US two days later on 7th September, EA has confirmed to Eurogamer. Europe first! Woo!
EA's since confirmed that Mac, DS and mobile versions will both arrive on that date too.
"We're in our final stages of testing and polish with Spore, and the team at Maxis can't wait to see the cosmos of content created by the community later this year," Will Wright said in the obligatory release quote.
The Maxis-developed game is a kind of sandbox life simulation where players control the evolution of a species throughout its history across various phases, eventually colonising outer space.
Providing it doesn't get derailed by fossil fuel shortages, global terrorism or watching Record Breakers.
You can find trailers and previews on our Spore gamepage, and we have another preview based on some hands-on play and tickling the developers until they tell us secrets going up in the morning.