Battlestar Galactica Media Update

Title: Battlestar Galactica
Publisher: Sierra Online
Developer: Auran Games
Category: Action
Platform: Xbox Live Arcade and PC (online and retail)
Availability: Fall 2007
ESRB Rating: “E 10+” – Everyone 10+

Overview: 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.”

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Features:

– Single-Player Campaign – Pilot various ships and complete 10 missions based on episodes from the TV series including Season One’s “33,” “Bastille Day,” “You Can’t Go Home Again,” “The Hand of God” and “Kobol’s Last Gleaming;” Season Two’s “Resurrection Ship” and “Scar;” and Season Three’s “Exodus.”
– 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, quick turnabouts and other aerial moves.

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