EA has today announced the development of a Space stage expansion pack for Spore. Scheduled for release in spring 2009, the expansion will make it possible for players' space faring creatures to beam down from their spaceships to explore new planets and earn rewards for completing challenging missions.

In addition a new Adventure Creator will allow players to build and share online their own custom missions, providing near endless gameplay possibilities.

Before the spring 2009 expansion, Spore players can look forward to the Spore Creepy and Cute Parts Pack, arriving worldwide on November 18. This collection of more than 100 new creature-building components features two groups of parts, charming, cartoon-esque creatures and scary, monster-like creatures. Included will be body parts, paint options, animations, backgrounds and more. The Part Pack will be compatible with Spore or the retail version of the Spore Creature Creator.

For more on Spore head over to VideoGamer.com's comprehensive review.