A new Battlestar Galactica strategy game will put you in control during the First Cylon War, giving you the mission of building the fleet and defending the Twelve Colonies from the cybernetic villains. “The Cylons have rebelled,” announces a voice In the trailer above, which shows the fiery aftermath of a space battle. “There is no end to their war.”
Publisher Slitherine says Battlestar Galactica Deadlock will feature “a strong narrative with an extensive cast of characters, both new and from the existing lore.” As commander, you’ll take charge of ships like the Jupiter Class Battlestar, Vipers, and Raptors. There are also new ships designed just for the game.
Deadlock will have “intense tactical space battles in full 3D,” according to Slitherine. You can “give commands to your fleet of capital ships and watch the explosive results play out in pausable real-time across beautiful, 4k supported environments.”
The developer, Black Lab Games, is promising fans of the iconic series the game experience they’ve always wanted.
“Our main goal is to give the vast community of fans and followers a game that is deeply rooted in the franchise’s values,” said Paul Turbett, Black Lab’s managing director.
“We are creating a game that tells new stories but with familiar places, events and characters. And all of it will be captured in the depth that our strategy game will offer.”
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock has no confirmed release date yet, but Slitherine says it will be out this summer on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. You can apply to be a part of its beta test on Slitherine’s website.