LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 // -- Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, has set release dates for Battlestar Galactica(TM), an action-packed, space combat interactive game based on the popular television series produced by Universal Media Studios and airing on SCI FI Channel. Battlestar Galactica(TM) will be available for Windows PC via top online gaming portals and in retail stores Oct. 23, 2007 and will land on Xbox LIVE Arcade Oct. 24, 2007. The Battlestar Galactica(TM) interactive game is produced under license from Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.
Leading up to the launch of the game, fans of the series can also watch Razor Flashbacks on http://www.scifi.com/battlestar that will whet their appetites for the upcoming SCI FI Channel special two-hour Battlestar Galactica episode: Razor. Razor, which will serve as a backdrop for the events of season four of Battlestar Galactica, tells the story of Lee Adama's first mission as the commander of the battlestar Pegasus -- and the harrowing tale of that ship's desperate fight for survival in the immediate aftermath of the Cylon's genocidal siege of the Twelve Colonies.
Features of the upcoming game include:
-- Single-Player Campaign -- Pilot various ships and complete 10 memorable
missions from the TV series.
-- Multiplayer Game Mode -- Play online in this relentless space-based
action shooter in Domination, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes.
(8 players on Xbox LIVE Arcade and 16 players on Windows PC)
-- Legendary Spaceships -- Fly 4 Human and 4 Cylon ships from the Viper II
to the Cylon Raider, each with unique weapon capabilities.
-- Special Weapons -- Coordinate attacks with an arsenal of destructive
weapons including the missiles, guns and more.
-- Defensive Maneuvers -- Avoid annihilation with the barrel roll, flip
turn and other aerial moves.
Battlestar Galactica is rated E 10+ and will be available for Windows PC at retail outlets nationwide as well as top online gaming portals for $19.99. An Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game will be available for 800 Microsoft points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. For more information on the Battlestar Galactica interactive game visit http://www.bsgarcade.com.
About Sierra Online Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality short- and mid-session, casual online games for all viable gaming platforms. Sierra Online's titles include Assault Heroes(TM), an award-winning game for Xbox(R) LIVE Arcade, 3D Ultra(TM) Minigolf Adventures, also available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and Windows PC, and FreeStyle Street Basketball(TM), an online Windows-based PC game from leading Korean developer JC Entertainment, Inc. The division is also developing a variety of other Xbox LIVE Arcade and Windows-based PC online games targeting the mass-market audience.
About Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group (UPDPG) is responsible for global digital product development, production, licensing, distribution, and growth strategy for the extensive catalogue of Universal's properties across new and emerging digital platforms, including mobile, video game consoles, personal computers, and other portable devices. With a worldwide mandate to help shape the digital future of Universal Pictures, the Group has offices in Universal City, California; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan.
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group is a unit of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
About Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping drama of human survival against unimaginable odds. When the Cylon robots rose against their human creators, they launched a devastating nuclear attack that left less than 50,000 survivors. On the run and in search of a new home, the last remnants of humanity struggle against waning supplies, weapons and hope. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it unprecedented critical acclaim. The show has also been honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, an Emmy, and been lauded by the American Film Institue (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs on television for two years running. Battlestar Galactica returns to SCI FI in early 2008 for its fourth and final season.
Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox LIVE and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.