Darkspore's open beta kicks off today, April 12, at noon PDT, which means anyone will be able to log in and play this action RPG inspired by Spore's Creature Creator. The event will run through April 22. According to an announcement on the official forums, "accounts have been reset for the open beta and will also be reset before launch. Friends' lists have been preserved and will be preserved for launch."
Darkspore is scheduled to launch on April 26 in North America and April 28 in Europe. For more details on the game, check out Senior Staff Writer Chris "Pwyff" Tom's recent hands-on look at Darkspore, as well as BFF Report episode 61.
Pwyff will actually be attending "Darkspore Day" today at Maxis' office, so keep an eye on ZAM for more Darkspore news!