The much hyped, and exulted Maxis, EA production, SPORE, will be released on September 7, 2008.. In theory this game will revolutionize the way we play games. In reality it is probably the bastard child of Duke Nukem 3D and a Segway. Over hyped and delayed so long that everyone gave up interest.
I'm not holding my breath.
The full press release is here: http://www.spore.com/press_021208.php