New Riddick game coming in 2009

Written by Joe Martin

December 3, 2008 // 12:22 p.m.

Tags: #assault-on-dark-athena #atari #chronicles #dark-athena #new-riddick-coming-in-2009 #riddick #starbreeze

Starbreeze Studios and Atari have confirmed that the new game based on the Riddick films, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, will be out early next year.

The game will feature not only a high definition remake of the original game, Escape from Butcher Bay, but also feature a new 10-hour campaign set on the titular Dark Athena. The new campaign will boast new gameplay mechanics, entirely new levels, enemies and puzzles too.

Assault on Dark Athena originally fell into publishing limbo after the merger of Activision and Blizzard, which saw a number of titles from third-party developers getting the boot, but has since been rescued by Atari along with other titles like the new Ghostbusters game. Other titles meanwhile, like Tim Schaefer's Brutal Legend, have not been so lucky.

Starbreeze apparently are more than happy to be working with Atari on the game as the move has allowed the developer more than an additional nine months of development time for the game.

Assault on Dark Athena looks to be taking a similar melee and stealth approach to the original game and is currently confirmed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is often held up as one of the few actually decent game-film adaptations. Can you think of any others? Let us know in the forums.
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