New Riddick game next Spring

Written by Joe Martin

October 30, 2008 | 13:05

Tags: #dark-athena #riddick

Companies: #atari #starbreeze

Atari has confirmed that it has picked up the rights to publish the new Chronicles of Riddick game, which will be released next Spring.

The new game was originally supposed to be published by Sierra, but was one of many titles sent into limbo when the publisher fell into trouble after the Activision and Blizzard merger. Now, Atari has snagged up the rights to the game on the sly.

The new Chronicles of Riddick game is being billed partly as a remake and partly as a new game. While initial news first indicated that the game would be an enhanced remake, Atari now says that the game will include an entirely new and full length campaign. New characters, story and location!

Set aboard a merc ship called the Dark Athena, players will once more be cast as Riddick as he uses a combination of stealth and brutal cunning to evade, outwit and decimate his opponents. The game will also include the first multiplayer options that the franchise has yet seen.

The new game will also include a remade and enhanced version of the original campaign too, which Atari promises has been "re-imagined for a whole new audience."

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is currently down for a Spring release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Tell us what you think in the forums.
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