Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock Puts The Fate Of The Colonies In Your Hands

When it comes to sci-fi, there’s basically three big franchises – Star Wars, Star Trek, and [...]

When it comes to sci-fi, there's basically three big franchises – Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica. The first two have received a ridiculous number of video game adaptations, but Battlestar Galactica has mostly missed out. Sure, Battlestar is more niche than the other two, but it deserves more gaming love!

Well, surprise! A new Battlestar Galactica game has been announced! Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock sadly doesn't seem to feature any actors from either the 1978 or 2004 cult TV shows – sorry Katee Sackhoff fans – but it does sound like it will serve up some fairly deep strategic gameplay. Here's how publisher Slitherine describes Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock:

Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess. Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict.

Command the Colonial Fleet

Design and build fleets of powerful capital ships. Recruit officers to protect the Twelve Colonies. From the Manticore corvette to the mighty Jupiter class Battlestar, you won't be short on firepower.

Legendary Names

Continue the legacy of Battlestar Galactica with new characters and familiar faces, in an original story set during the First Cylon War. Launch Viper squadrons and Raptor scouts and jump the Galactica in to dominate the battlefield. An authentic Battlestar Galactica experience awaits.

3D Tactical Battles

Intense tactical space battles in full 3D. Give commands to your fleet of capital ships and watch the explosive results play out in pause-able real-time across beautiful, 4k supported environments.

War Room Politics

From the bridge of the Daidalos shipyard you will command all the Colonial Fleet. Build up your forces and jump them across the quaternary solar system of Cyrannus. Keep the Colonies safe and the Quorum of Twelve unified, lest the alliance break and introduce a new age of Cylon dominance.

Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock invades the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 this summer.

[via Gematsu]