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Old May 17th, 2003, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default The actual Vivendi BSG Game Press Release

From www.scifi.com/battlestar posted there May 12. White Bolds added to note reason I put on this news forum, the orange-yellow type are why it is G03 based (thanks, Dawg, for help sorting out the doublespeak, bait and switch marketing).

April 25, 2003


Science Fiction Classic Comes to Life as Interactive Entertainment to Coincide with Series' 25th Anniversary and SCI_FI TV Miniseries

LOS ANGELES — Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that the universe of the classic science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica will expand in the form of a multi-platform video game. Battlestar Galactica will debut on both the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft in fall 2003.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the hit TV series Battlestar Galactica, which tells the story of the last surviving human colony on the run from an evil robotic race, and in search of its mythical homeworld, Earth. The series was produced by Universal Television and Glen A. Larson and was first broadcast on ABC in September 1978. Starring Lorne Green, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, this epic space saga went on to become a veritable sci-fi classic. Although only 36 episodes were created, Battlestar Galactica has enjoyed syndication success for the last two decades, most recently on the SCI_FI Channel.

The Battlestar Galactica interactive game is a story-driven space action-adventure that takes place at the end of the Cylon-Colonial Wars, 40 years prior to the setting of the original TV series. In the game, players will assume the role of Ensign William Adama in his critical first assignment as a pilot aboard the great Battlestar warship Galactica. It is the turning point of the war and the tragic making of a hero.

In heated battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons, players will pilot a wide array of ships, from a sleek Viper to a heavy bomber, and undertake numerous defensive, assault, escort, infiltration and reconnaissance missions. Players will improve their rank and gain the command of up to three wingmen as they increase their experience and skills in combat. "Battlestar Galactica will have an epic feel with dramatic rendered cinematic sequences setting the tone for massive battles in deep space," said Jim Wilson, EVP of Development, VU Games. "The game will extend the Battlestar experience for new and old fans, enabling them to engage directly in Adama's first tour of duty."

The original series will be released later this year on home video and DVD. In addition, a new Battlestar Galactica miniseries will debut on the SCI_FI Channel in December. Currently in production, the miniseries is written by Ronald D. Moore (Roswell, Mission: Impossible II, Star Trek: First Contact) and directed by Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned), with David Eick (American Gothic, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) and Moore serving as executive producers. The beloved Battlestar Galactica gets a modern twist when SCI_FI re-imagines the groundbreaking series with stars Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver Oscar nominee, Miami Vice Golden Globe winner) and Mary McDonnell (Dances With Wolves) at the helm.

The Battlestar Galactica game is being developed by Warthog Games. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group

Battlestar Galactica is licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG), which is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition. USCPG is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE) (www.universalstudios.com), the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.

About Warthog plc

Warthog plc is one of the leading independent games software developers. The company, based in Manchester, UK, with offices in the USA and Sweden, was established in 1997 and has been profitable since creation. Warthog prides itself on its highly experienced 250+ strong development team, whose combined experience covers more than 1500 game titles across all major platforms and most game genres. Further to developing games across all platforms, Warthog retains strong relationships with major international publishers across the industry. Warthog's first mobile game was successfully published in 2001. Warthog plc successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market on the 1st February 2001.

About Vivendi Universal Games

Headquartered in New York, Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. A leading publisher of PC, console and online-based interactive content, Vivendi Universal Games' portfolio of development studios includes Black Label Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Coktel, Fox Interactive, Knowledge Adventure, NDA Productions, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive. Through its Partner Publishing Group, Vivendi Universal Games also co-publishes and/or distributes interactive products for a number of strategic partners, including Crave Entertainment, Interplay, Majesco, Mythic Entertainment and Simon & Schuster, among others.

Battlestar Galactica interactive game (C) 2003 Universal Interactive, Inc. Battlestar Galactica and related characters are TM and (C) of Universal Studios. Published and distributed by Universal Interactive, Inc. Vivendi Universal Games and the Vivendi Universal Games logo are trademarks of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Old May 18th, 2003, 07:53 AM   #2
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Went on VUgames site myself: OK for game news this is in the wrong category, I am leaving it here for the video news though. This is why it belongs to the G03 (I'm only being good because this IS the news forum) mini:

from synopsis on VU games site:
One Man...One Universe...Thousands of Cylons...
It is the end of the sixth millennium in the era of the Cylon Wars. The mechanical Cylons, who were once created as android slaves, revolted against the Humans and were exiled into the stars. Ten years ago they returned...The skies over Caprica turned black with Cylon Raiders whose single plan was to wipe out the Human race. For ten years the Colonial survivors have fought a vicious war against the evil mechanical empire. Begin your heroic journey through the Battlestar Galactica universe as the fearless, young Adama, and help lead the fleet of Colonials to survival.

There is a thread in the review area for the video game.

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