To accompany the new sci-fi channel Battlestar Galactica series, Vivendi is currently finishing up a console space combat simulator to add to the fun. I originally passed over this one because I thought it'd be more of a cheap tie-in than anything, but the game has shaped up and is looking quite good. The game takes place several decades before the original series and features very Wing Commander style space combat as the meat of the game. You can find a variety of screenshots and trailers at the game's official site here.
XBox and Playstation 2 versions are expected in mid November. You can also find a GameSpot preview on the game here.
During your missions you'll be joined by a host of other story characters who are unique to the game, and you'll receive transmissions from them that relay new developments in both mission objectives and plot. The basic flow of the gameplay in Battlestar Galactica will be quite familiar to anyone who's played Wing Commander, TIE Fighter, Colony Wars, or any number of other classic space combat games.