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‘Galactica’ game will orbit online

NBC U aims to make full console game

Looking to capitalize on the series’ current popularity, NBC Universal and Sierra Online are developing a relatively small “Battlestar Galactica” videogame that will be available this fall as a digital download.

NBC U is talking to several publishers about making a full size “Battlestar” game for consoles. But those games take two or three years to develop.

“The show is really hot right now and the fans want content so we had a lot of discussion to figure out something we could do this year,” said Universal interactive licensing VP Bill Kispert.

Sierra’s “Battlestar” game will focus on spaceship fighting, allowing fans to play as either humans or Cylons in missions culled from the series. There will also be an extensive multi-player combat element.

Because it’s online, Sierra may also offer downloadable updates to keep the game fresh after it’s released.

“Battlestar Galactica” game will be distributed via the Xbox Live Arcade service to download to Xbox 360, as well as for PCs.

Kispert said that a “Battlestar” console game in the future will likely be much broader in scope, encompassing the show’s political, military and religious themes.

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