Scheduled: 18:00 CDT, 6 September 2008
Schedule: Passed

According to a news letter just received, you earthlings will have to get ready to leave your galaxy on September 7th, 2008 for this is the official release date for Spore.
"Spore gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe created by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even UFOs. Players can then seamlessly share their creations with the world or explore infinite new galaxies created by other gamers."
You can view the launch date teaser at