Battlestar Galactica blasts 360, PC next week

Space-combat shooter based on popular Sci-Fi Channel interstellar opera landing on XBL on October 24, PCs a day earlier.

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October is shaping up to be a busy month for Australian developer Auran. Earlier this week, the studio launched its action-focused massively multiplayer online game Fury. Today, Sierra Online revealed that the developer's other principal product, TV-series-inspired Battlestar Galactica, will hit the jet stream for PCs on October 23 and be a part of Microsoft's weekly Xbox Live Wednesday update on October 24.

Battlestar Galactica fans eager for a refresher before the new season launches on the Sci-Fi Channel will be pleased to know the game includes 10 single-player missions based on popular episodes from the TV series. The flight-combat shooter also features multiplayer domination, deathmatch, and team deathmatch modes, accommodating eight players in the XBL game and 16 pilots in the PC version. Gamers can align themselves with either the human or Cylon factions and have a selection of four ships from each contingent.

Xbox 360 owners can pick up Battlestar Galactica for 800 Microsoft points ($10) through the Xbox Live Marketplace. The PC version will be offered both as a digital download and via retail for $19.99. It is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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