Here's a video of Maxis Executive Producer Michael Perry talking about their current project, DarkSpore. Okay, the name probably isn't the most inventive they could have come up with, but some of the other stuff going on in there looks interesting. It's a kind of squad-based Diablo with a genetics twist. In this video Perry talks about how the genetics of characters generates their different abilities and how they can be selected in a squad to compliment each other, in a manner similar to deck-based games.
Thanks, GameTrailers. We totally pick you for our squad.