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Battlestar Galactica

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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'Battlestar Galactica' (X360/PC) Gets Golden Date

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT

Battlestar Galactica will feature both single- and multi-player modes and allow the player to take part in intense space battles as a pilot for either the humans or Cylon forces. Legendary ships from the television show will be featured as well as missions based on favorite episodes.

Set in a distant part of the universe called the Twelve Colonies, players sign up to either defend the Galactica, or play as the ruthless Cylons as they seek to remove the human race from existence. Battlestar Galactica allows players to take part in enormous multiplayer space battles – up to 16 players on PC or 8 on Xbox Live Arcade. Gamers can also play through the intense single-player campaign based on memorable episodes and storylines from the TV series including the riveting first episode of the continuing series, “33,” which finds the fleet in need of protection as it prepares to jump every thirty-three minutes; “Scar,” the season 2 standout that pit the Galactica pilots against a particularly vindictive Cylon Raider; the pivotal “Resurrection Ship,” in which a major asset of the Cylons is discovered and attacked; and the 2007 Emmy Award-winning episode, “Exodus.”

Leading up to the launch of the game, fans of the series can also watch Razor Flashbacks on 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

  • Single-Player Campaign – Pilot various ships and complete memorable missions from the TV series.
  • Multiplayer Game Mode – Play online with 8 players in this relentless space-based action shooter in Firefight, Skirmish and Domination modes.
  • 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 a gallery of destructive weapons including the missiles, guns and more.
  • Realistic Effects – Full 3D graphics to show off the detailed ships and cosmic environment.
  • Defensive Maneuvers – Avoid annihilation with the barrel roll, quick turnabouts and other aerial moves.

Battlestar Galactica will be available for PC (download & retail) on Oct. 23, 2007 and will land on Xbox LIVE Arcade Oct. 24, 2007.


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