NBC Universal, Sierra Online and Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade are teaming up to deliver an original, high-definition Battlestar Galactica space combat game this fall.
The game is based on the popular Sci Fi Channel show; it will also be available on Windows PC and will be digitally distributed, bypassing retail. The Hollywood Reporter says fans will be able to download the PC game at a number of Web sites, including Scifi.com, NBC.com and Sierra.com.
The Battlestar Galactica video game marks the first time that an original Hollywood-licensed property will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Beginning Friday, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download "Galactica" Gamer Pics and Themepacks in an effort to build awareness for the new game and the TV series, which airs 10 p.m. Sundays.
Developed by Australian-based Auran Games, Battlestar Galactica will feature single- and multiplayer modes and allow the gamer to take part in intense space battles as a pilot for either the humans or Cylon forces.