Spore has an official release date in Australia of Thursday, September 4th. In a somewhat pleasing (and unusual) turn of events, Australia has become one of the first countries where consumers are able to pick up the game. The official release date in the US is September 7th.
Now several Australian retailers have started selling the game two days early. While not present on the shelves, our fabulous Galactic edition (pictured below) can attest that if you drop into most EB games, you'll be able to pick yourself up a copy by asking at the counter. There are reports that JB Hifi will also sell you the game.
Have you found anywhere else the game is available? Let us know in the comments section.
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