Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, is creating a video game inspired by the hit television series, Battlestar Galactica, airing on the SCI FI Channel. Battlestar Galactica will be available on Xbox Live Arcade, as well as Windows PC, in Fall 2007. To gear up for the game, fans of Battlestar Galactica will be able to download Gamer Pics and Themepacks from the show on Xbox Live Marketplace beginning today.

"We're huge fans of Battlestar Galactica and are thrilled to have the opportunity to create a game inspired by the TV series," said Ed Zobrist, president of Sierra Online. "NBC Universal is working closely with us so that players will be able immerse themselves in the Battlestar Galactica universe and re-live their favorite missions from the TV series."

Developed by Australian-based Auran Games, 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.

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The popular TV series has received rave reviews from the press. Entertainment Weekly said " Battlestar Galactica is TV's next great cult hit" and Variety said " Battlestar Galactica achieves what only the best science fiction can ..."

Battlestar Galactica is not yet rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. For more information about the Battlestar Galactica videogame, visit the official web site at www.BSGarcade.com.

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