Battlestar Galactica Blasts Onto Xbox Live(R) Arcade in Fall 2007
Battlestar Galactica Gamer Pics and Themepacks Now Available on Xbox Live
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 -- Sierra Online, a division of
Vivendi Games, is creating a video game inspired by the hit television
series, Battlestar Galactica(TM), airing on the SCI FI Channel. Battlestar
Galactica will be available on Xbox Live(R) 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(R)
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.
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 http://www.BSGarcade.com
About Sierra Online
Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, develops and publishes
quality short- and mid-session, online games for PC, Xbox Live(R) Arcade
and all other viable platforms. Sierra Online's titles include
FreeStyle(TM) Street Basketball, a fast-paced, mid-session online
basketball game developed by JC Entertainment Corp., a leading Korean
developer, featuring innovative community and customization capabilities.
The division is also developing a variety of Xbox Live Arcade and other PC
online games targeting the mass-market casual consumer. Sierra Online runs
a global business with headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif., and regional
studios in Seattle, Washington and Shanghai, China.
Vivendi Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of
multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the
subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category and
holds leading positions in the PC, casual online, console, handheld and
mobile games markets. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing
labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, and
Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical
Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios and Massive
Entertainment. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Games Mobile,
dedicated to publishing quality titles for the worldwide mobile games
market. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry
leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal,
Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices
around the world conducting business in 75 countries
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for
global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand
recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties.
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit 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. Battlestar Galactica airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on the
SCI FI Channel.
SOURCE Sierra Online